Bill Nelson, director of personnel and curriculum of Byng Public Schools, has been named 2011 District #17 Assistant Superintendent/Central Office Administrator of the Year by the Oklahoma Association of School Administrators (OASA), Steven Crawford, Executive Director of OASA has announced.
Nelson is one of 20 assistant superintendents and central office administrators selected from 20 regions across the state.
These administrators, who are in a separate category from the superintendents’ awards program, will be recognized at the OASA awards banquet on Wednesday, June 8, during the Annual Summer Conference hosted by the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration (CCOSA).
“We congratulate Bill for being chosen a district winner,” Crawford said. “We appreciate the opportunity to recognize assistant superintendents and other central office administrators who are outstanding leaders in their school districts and communities. These administrators make valuable contributions to the school leadership team,” Crawford said.
Nelson, who has 34 years in education, has been personnel and curriculum director for the school district for the past three years. His previous position for two years was Chickasaw Nation Camps and Recreation manager.
He spent 32 years with Ada Public Schools. He was principal, assistant principal, and high school teacher and coach. He began his teaching career in Ada in 1975.
The school administrator is a member of the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration and Oklahoma Association of School Administrators.
His community activities include Ada Regional United Way board of directors, Rotary of Ada board of directors, Camp Fire of Ada board of directors, Oklahoma District Tennis Association executive board and past president, and elder of Central Church of Christ.
The district administrator is now eligible for the 2011 Oklahoma Assistant Superintendent/Central Office Administrator of the Year competition. The selection of the state winner will be announced during the CCOSA summer conference at the first general session on June 9.
The Oklahoma Association of School Administrators is under the umbrella of the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration. CCOSA is an incorporated, not-for-profit organization serving over 2700 superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals, and central office administrators.