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Assistant Superintendent Kristine Orr to be recognized with CASDA’s Excellence in District Administrative Leadership Award

March 26, 2018

South Glens Falls CSD Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Kristine Orr will be recognized with the Excellence in District Administrative Leadership Award from the Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA).

The award is given to an administrator who displays outstanding leadership in promoting improvements in teaching and learning, sharing innovative ideas, and communicating a clear vision for your school community. Orr will be presented with the award at the Annual Capital Region Education Awards Dinner in Albany on April 18.

“I am honored that CASDA has chosen to recognize me with this leadership award,” Orr said. “As an administrator, my focus is to support the staff and faculty so they can in turn make positive change for our kids. I am humbled and thankful that CASDA believes my work is worthy of this recognition.”

Orr, who has been the assistant superintendent in South Glens Falls since 2012, was nominated for the award by Oliver W. Winch Middle School Principal Tim Dawkins and the District Technology Integration Specialist Jerilyn Stellato.

“As a district leader, Kristine understands the need to financially support initiatives through grants, additional budget funding, and prioritizing professional development,” Dawkins and Stellato wrote in their nomination letter, adding that Orr has not only encouraged educators to attend conferences on cutting-edge instructional practices, she has also encouraged teachers and administrators to present their work at regional, state and national events. “She has supported so many opportunities for staff to grow during her time in South Glens Falls, and her focus is always, in the end, on making things better for our students.”

In addition to her encouragement, Orr has has developed and supported numerous initiatives that have fostered progress with a focus on revamping literacy instruction, increasing availability of technology in all six schools and encouraging a marked shift to 21st Century classroom design as a way to capture the hearts and minds of learners of all ages.

In addition to Orr’s award, Dawkins will also be honored this year by CASDA with a Principal of the Year Award.

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