Patricia L. Thompson, Superintendent of the Crawford County R-1 School District School District, was among eight Missouri superintendents nominated this year for the prestigious Robert L. Pearce Award, which is presented annually by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA).
Thompson was nominated for the honor by her colleagues in the South Central MASA District. She was honored as a nominee during the awards banquet at the MASA Spring Conference on March 27 at The Lodge of Four Seasons at Lake Ozark, Missouri. The Pearce award program is a long-standing tradition of the association, honoring excellence in education and community leadership among Missouri superintendents.
The annual award was instituted in 1987 by Richard and David Pearce, then principals of the Pearce Corporation, a Missouri architectural firm specializing in educational facility planning. The award’s purpose is to recognize the hard work and dedication of superintendents and their contributions to the children of Missouri.
John Jungmann, Superintendent of the Springfield School District, was the winner of the 2018-19 Peace Award out of the eight superintendents receiving nominations.
Patricia L. Thompson was also honored by the Missouri Association of School Administrators
(MASA) in recognition of her service to education and participation in her professional organization. Thompson was presented Honorary Life Membership in the association. This recognition was also made during the awards banquet at the MASA Spring Conference.
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