Observer staff report
Chittenden South Supervisory Union Superintendent Elaine Pinckney was chosen as the Vermont Superintendent of the Year by the Vermont Superintendent’s Association.
“It’s such an honor for me to receive this award from my colleagues,” Pinckney said. “I feel humbled being part of this amazing group of people who have been in the past selected (for the award).”
Pinckney has been CSSU’s superintendent since 2006. She was the principal of Williston Central School from 1998-2004 and the deputy commissioner of the Vermont Department of Education from 2004-2006.
“This is a well-deserved honor for Elaine,” said CSSU Chief Financial Officer Bob Mason in a press release. “Her tremendous commitment to the quality education of the students within CSSU and across Vermont is apparent in everything that she does.”
Pinckney was presented with her award—which is given to educators who show outstanding educational leadership at the local, regional and state levels and a commitment to public education and children of Vermont—on May 23.