Congratulations to Mr. Mark Thane. He is being honored today as the 2017-18 WMASS Regional Superintendent of the Year.
Please join Missoula County Public Schools in honoring Mr. Mark Thane as the WMASS Regional Superintendent of the Year. There will be a brief presentation of the award and celebration on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the MCPS Administration Building at 215 South 6th Street West.
On April 11, 2018 at the monthly meeting of the Western Montana Association of School Superintendent’s (WMASS), the WMASS Regional Superintendent of the Year was announced. This year’s recipient Mr. Mark Thane, Superintendent, Missoula County Public Schools was selected by his peers. The award recognizes outstanding leadership of superintendents who have succeeded in providing exceptional learning opportunities for students. The award was presented by WMASS members led by President, Dr. Mike Perry, Superintendent, Hot Springs School District.
Thane has served Missoula County Public Schools for thirty-five years, starting as a teacher and filling roles as a Principal, Executive Regional Director, Executive Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations and serving for the past three years as the Superintendent.
During the Montana Conference of Education Leadership (MCEL), held in Missoula in October 2018, the Montana Superintendent of the Year will be announced from the pool of 9 Regional Superintendent of the Year winners coming out of each of the 9 MASS regions across the state. The Montana Superintendent of the Year will then be honored at the American Association of School Administrators National Conference on Education in February 2019 held in Los Angeles, California.
Kirk Miller, Executive Director of SAM, stated “The awards program recognizes the outstanding leadership role that superintendents play in not only their school district, but also the community they serve. Each region’s selection of the Superintendent of the Year acknowledges the excellent impact great district leaders have on the students served in their schools.”