2016 Superintendent of the Year
Pictured Above: Deklotz with her family, KMSD school board members and administrators after she was honored with the 2016 Superintendent of the Year Award at the 2016 Wisconsin State Education Convention
The Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators selected Kettle Moraine School District (KMSD) Superintendent Dr. Patricia Deklotz as Wisconsin’s 2016 Superintendent of the Year. She was presented with the award during the January 2016 Wisconsin State Education Convention.
The KMSD school board voted unanimously to nominate Dr. Deklotz as Superintendent of the Year. In their nomination, Board President Gary Vose discussed the “extraordinary leadership” she has provided.
“Pat has always been motivated by what is in the best interests of our students,” Vose said. “Her demonstrated leadership of being committed to the right motives, with unquestioned integrity, has created success for the Kettle Moraine School District.”
Vose said Deklotz has encouraged staff members to innovate and has inspired the community to support its schools, all with the goal of helping students be successful, “not only in academics, but in life after Kettle Moraine.”
Deklotz said she is deeply honored and humbled to receive the recognition. “This honor is a reflection of the amazing work of our school board and our educators. I am very proud of our team and the personalized learning opportunities we provide students.”
She also credited the support of Kettle Moraine parents and community members for the district’s success. “Our culture of continuous improvement and innovation allow us to cultivate academic excellence, citizenship and personal development for all students,” Deklotz said.
About the Superintendent of the Year Award
The Superintendent of the Year program has become widely acknowledged as the most prestigious honor a school system leader can attain. Applicants are measured against criteria such as successfully meeting the needs of students; personal and organizational communication; professionalism; participation in local community activities; and an understanding of regional, national, and international issues. This award pays tribute to the talent and vision of the men and women who lead our nation’s public schools.