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School Administrators Group Honors Frances Stromsland

Watchung Hills superintendent named Somerset County's "Superintendent of the Year."

The Somerset County Association of School Administrators named Superintendent Frances Stromsland the county's Superintendent of the Year, President Robert Horowitz announced at Monday's board meeting.

The honor is the first step in a process that could lead to Dr. Stromsland being named New Jersey's superintendent of the year for 2013 at the New Jersey Association of School Administrators conference in May, 2013.

"We look at service to the bigger association, service within our group," Marilyn Birnbaum, superintendent of schools in North Plainfield and president of the county association, said. "(We look at) Your dedication to your students and your staff.

"Are you doing your job and doing it well," she added.

Dr. Birnbaum said school achievement is also a consideration.

The state association has divided the state into three zones for the superintendent of the year program; Somerset is in the central region with Union and Middlesex counties.

"She's in the earlier group and from there she enters the competition for Central Jersey," Dr. Birnbaum said.

Selection for the regional superintendent award is made at the association's fall conference.  

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metoo May 23, 2012 at 01:16 AM
Well that's a first, an administrator that is named Superintendent of the Year and also given a unanimous vote of no confidence by her staff.
edcares May 23, 2012 at 12:14 PM
EXACTLY!!! No confidence = Sup. of the Year? This doesn't equate.
edcares May 23, 2012 at 12:17 PM
Please note who voted and that it is an award for "service within our group." So she does good things for her group. But apparently not her staff.
BillB May 28, 2012 at 12:12 AM
She gets a vote of FULL confidence by the township that has hired her, keep up the good work Ms. Stromland!

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