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The Montana Association of School Superintendents (MASS), in collaboration with the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), annually recognizes and rewards outstanding leadership in the superintendency.  This program seeks to honor those strong Montana school district leaders who work successfully with their entire learning communities to provide the highest quality education that is possible.  

Brad Moore, Assistant Superintendent at Havre Public Schools, was selected as the 2021-22  Superintendent of the Year for Montana.  The award is sponsored by the Montana Association of School Superintendents (MASS).

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Brad Moore is in his twenty-eighth year in education.  He began his career as a high school agricultural education teacher and Future Farmers of America (FFA) advisor in Ekalaka, Big Sandy, and Big Timber. He completed his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from MSU-Bozeman in 2005 and was offered his first superintendent position in Richey, MT.  Mr. Moore has served as superintendent at Big Sandy, Sweet Grass County High School in Big Timber, and Stanford.  He currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent at Havre Public Schools. Highly respected by his peers, this is the fourth time Mr. Moore has been nominated by his colleagues to represent them as their Regional Superintendent of the Year.

Since 2019, Mr. Moore has served as a coach/mentor for the School Administrators of Montana Leaders Professional Learning Program (SAM LPLP), a program that offers personalized professional learning to Montana education leaders that is student-focused, solution-based, and designed to be responsive to the challenges administrators face each day.  Through the work of coaches/mentors like Mr. Moore, SAM LPLP provides professional learning that results in improvements in job satisfaction, administrator longevity, and ultimately to increased student achievement and quality of instruction. 

One of the greater threats to rural education in Montana is the difficulty to recruit and retain quality educators in rural districts.  Over the past 15 years, it has been Mr. Moore’s mission to guide the districts he has served to implement strategies that would assist in alleviating the recruitment and retention issue.  Securing affordable district housing and implementing a four-day school week are two such strategies that have helped ease the quality educator shortages in these critical areas.  Mr. Moore has been a champion in promoting quality educators to serve in the great state of Montana. 

Kirk Miller, School Administrators of Montana (SAM) Executive Director, stated, “Brad Moore is a prime example of the outstanding leadership in Montana’s public schools. He is an excellent educator who has a great passion to connect with students, staff, colleagues, and the community. His commitment to his profession and to providing support to MASS make him fully deserving of this distinguished award. He will be an excellent representative on the national level.  Our entire organization congratulates Brad for being selected as this year’s Montana Superintendent of the Year!”

The Montana Association of School Superintendents (MASS), in collaboration with AASA, annually recognizes and rewards the outstanding leadership of school superintendents. This program seeks to honor those strong Montana school district leaders who work successfully with their entire learning communities to provide the highest quality education that is possible.

Now in its 35th year, the AASA National Superintendent of the Year Program pays tribute to the talent and vision of the men and women who lead our nation's public schools. This program is sponsored by First Student, VALIC, and AASA.  Mr. Moore will be recognized during the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) National Conference on Education in February 2022 and will go on to compete for the National Superintendent of the Year.  

2021-22 MASS Regional Superintendents of the Year

  • Western Region – Dale Olinger - Lolo School District
  • North West Region – Micah Hill - Kalispell School District
  • North Central Region – Elliott Crump - Shelby School District
  • North East Region – Dan Schmidt - Poplar School District
  • 4 Rivers Region – Larry Markuson - White Sulphur Springs School District
  • South Central Region – Mark Wandle - Huntley Project
  • Central Region – Brad Moore – Stanford School District
  • South East Region – Nick Schumacher, Plevna School District
  • Hi-Line Region – Bart Hawkins - North Star School District
 

Past Montana Superintendents of the Year 

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For more information on the awards available and the process, please contact Director of Member Services and Professional Learning, Kimberly Scofield at [email protected] or by phone at 442-2510.