Pasco School District Leader Honored

<p>Saundra Hill</p>

Saundra Hill

Superintendent Saundra Hill is named the 2013 Superintendent of the Year by Washington Association of School Administrators today. Hill will be a finalist for the National Superintendent of the Year award, which will be announced in February.

Since 2002, Hill has served as superintendent of Pasco School District. Noted for her advocacy and ability to implement effective, educational approaches, Hill has helped her district realize innovative solutions specific to student growth. During her tenure, students have seen significant gains in reading, math, and writing.

Hill has also played an instrumental role in developing Test Chats—a strategy that measures student achievement data and provides teachers with critical feedback.  

Upon learning of the award, Hill says, "I am deeply honored to have been selected as Washington’s 2013 Superintendent of the Year. However, this award belongs to the entire Pasco community. It is recognition of the many years of passionate work and innovation by teachers, support staff, principals, and other administrators that have resulted in improved student achievement. It is recognition of our employees who get our kids to school and home safely, provide them with nutritious meals, and see that they are taught in schools that are safe and well maintained. It is recognition of our outstanding school board whose members have truly been my partners over the past ten years. And finally, it is recognition of our Pasco community where parents, patrons, and voters have consistently supported our schools and believe so strongly in education for everyone."