Fort Dodge Community Schools Superintendent, Linda Brock, was a finalist for the School Administrators of Iowa 2009-2010 Iowa Superintendent of the Year award.
Brock was one of nine Iowa superintendents nominated for the award.
Once nominated, Brock submitted an application, which was reviewed by a panel of seven school superintendents, and was one of three finalists selected to complete an interview. Jere Vyverberg, superintendent of the Waverly-Shell Rock Community School District, was selected as the 2009-2010 Superintendent of the Year. Brock will be recognized at SAI's annual banquet in August, 2010.
"I was very surprised to have been nominated," said Brock. "I'm honored to be one of the top three candidates."
Brock has served as superintendent of the Fort Dodge Community Schools 2005. Prior to coming to Fort Dodge, she was superintendent of the Fort Madison Community School District from 2001-2005. She received her bachelors and masters degrees from Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., and masters and education specialist degrees in Education Administration from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Ill. Brock has worked in public school education for 36 years.
The SAI is a statewide organization, founded in 1987. SAI represents more than 2000 Iowa educational administrators. Their mission is to support, encourage and develop Iowa's educational leaders and learners.