BELVIDERE — Dan Woestman, superintendent of the Belvidere School District, has been named a Superintendent to Watch by the National School Public Relations Association.
He is among 21 superintendents nationwide to win the award for the 2017-18 school year.
The Superintendents to Watch program was designed to recognize outstanding superintendents who are using dynamic, fast-paced leadership with strong communication at its core. To qualify, nominees must have fewer than five years’ experience as a superintendent, understand that effective communication leads to school and student success and use new communication technology to expand two-way communication and outreach efforts.
“Leading our schools is really a team effort, so this is a testament to the hard work of our School Board, administrators, teachers and support staff as much as it is to me,” Woestman said. “I hope that this award is something the Belvidere community can be proud of and something parents consider when choosing a school district.”
Woestman has a doctorate degree in educational leadership from Northern Illinois University, a masters in educational administration from the University of Cincinnati and a bachelor’s in teaching from Brigham Young University.