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Doctoral Student Honored

Sheri Allen, superintendent of Mankato Area Public Schools, recognized.

Minnesota Association of School Administration News Release, 2-20-2013

NOTE: The following release was published by the Minnesota Association of School Administrators. Contact Aimee Ranallo by phone at 651-789-4061 or by email at for more information.

(St. Paul, MN) – the Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) has named Sheri Allen, Superintendent for the Mankato Area Public Schools, an Administrator of Excellence. Allen will be honored for her leadership, concern for students, and active involvement in professional and community affairs at a statewide recognition ceremony to be held at the MASA/MASE Spring Conference, March 14-15, 2013, at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest, Brooklyn Park.

(Note: Allen is a student in the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)--Educational Leadership program at Minnesota State Mankato.)

Sheri Allen’s achievements reflect her ability to lead important changes in the educational system. She has served as the Superintendent for the Mankato Area Public Schools since 2009, working to provide the best possible educational programs for students. Through collaboration with neighboring school districts, innovative professional learning communities and response to intervention programs have been developed to continue to support and build a network for teachers and administrators while raising student achievement.

Allen is an active member in MASA, the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), and the Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA). She also works with the Educare Foundation, the Greater Mankato Early Learning Initiative (GMELI), and is seated on the Southwest Region Mayo Health Systems Board of Directors. She holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Winona State University, and a master’s degree in educational administration from Hamline University, and is currently obtaining her doctorate from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Each year, MASA recognizes members for their contribution to public education. MASA is a professional organization of Minnesota’s school leaders, including superintendents, assistant superintendents, directors of special education, and other central office administrators, as well as state department administrators, college, and university professors, and other educators throughout Minnesota dedicated to educational leadership for students.

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