Kevin Fitzgerald (right) honored with his NASS Superintendent of the Year Award by NFHS Board Member Owen St. Clair
Kevin Fitzgerald, Ed.D., a member of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Board of Directors, has been selected 2018 Superintendent of the Year by the National Association of School Superintendents (NASS).
Fitzgerald, who has been superintendent of the Caesar Rodney School District (CRSD) in Delaware since 2007, received his award September 24 in Washington, D.C.
“Dr. Fitzgerald is an incredible leader and educator who is laser-focused on advocating for students,” said Tom Armelino, NASS executive director. “This honor is an acknowledgement of Kevin’s hard work and determination to build an educational environment where students and teachers can grow.”
Fitzgerald is responsible for about 8,000 students in 12 schools in the Caesar Rodney School District, with one middle/elementary school campus located on the Dover Air Force Base and another school serving as the county’s school for students with autism.
During Fitzgerald’s tenure as superintendent, CRSD has been growth in technology, blended learning, and community and stakeholder outreach. The district is one of the state’s technology leaders and offers students the opportunity to take seven different world languages.
Fitzgerald is in his final year as an at-large member on the NFHS Board of Directors. He has written five articles for High School Today, the national magazine produced by the NFHS and distributed to four individuals at every high school in the United States.
“I am humbled by this honor,” Fitzgerald said. “When you enter the field of education, it’s not about winning awards or seeking individual recognition. This is about students and making sure they are provided with the tools necessary to succeed in an ever-changing world. Whether as a teacher, administrator or superintendent, I’m proud to say that this has always been my focus.”