Dr. Daniel Woestman, Superintendent of the Belvidere School District, has been named a Superintendent to Watch by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA).
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.
The program, made possible due to the generous support of SchoolMessenger, was created and overseen by NSPRA, a professional organization dedicated to building support and trust for education through responsible public relations that leads to success for all students.
“The Belvidere School District community is a great place to be, and it's easy to lead when you have great parents, staff, and community members,” says Dr. Woestman. “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. I hope that this award is something the Belvidere community can be proud of and something parents consider when choosing a school district. I also believe knowing that we are being recognized nationally for our efforts will continue to bring the best talent to our district in future years.”
Dr. Woestman earned a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Northern Illinois University, a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor of Arts in Teaching from Brigham Young University.