Louisburg Superintendent recognized for outstanding service
Wichita, Kansas - The Kansas School Superintendents’ Association (KSSA) presented its annual Service Award to Dr. Sharon Zoellner, Superintendent at Louisburg USD 416. She was selected because of her continual and excellent active service to the professional educational organizations. The award was presented by Past President and Awards Chairman, Mike Mathes, during the KSSA Awards and Recognition Breakfast at the United School Administrators of Kansas (USA|Kansas) annual convention on January 24, 2013.
Zoellner has been president of USA|Kansas, president of KSSA, and member of KASBO Board of Directors, USA|Kansas Convention Committee, and USA|Kansas Task Forces for School Finance and for Legislation. She also is a member of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), Suburban School Superintendents and the Mid America Association of School Superintendents.
Dr. Zoellner has also presented on the national and state level in the areas of assisting beginning principals, strategic planning, and school finance and bond issues. Her presentations have taken her to Anaheim, California, San Antonio, Texas and Tampa, Florida.
Her academic studies earned her a Ph.D. in educational administration from Kansas University, a master’s degree in educational administration from Emporia State and a BSE from Central Methodist College in Fayette, Missouri.
Dr. Zoellner has served as an elementary classroom teacher, a math and science junior high instructor, an elementary principal, director of finance and student services, assistant and deputy superintendent and superintendent. She became superintendent at DeSoto in 2003 and served for six years before moving to Louisburg where she is currently Superintendent.
“Dr. Zoellner is a passionate advocate for public education and she works closely her colleagues to ensure quality leadership at the classroom, building and district levels,” said Cheryl Semmel, Executive Director of USA|Kansas. Semmel was in attendance at the breakfast and was pleased to see Zoellner recognized.
Dr. Don Wells, Executive Director of KSSA stated, “Dr. Sharon Zoellner is a consummate professional that has given more than her fair share to our educational organizations. She is the gold standard by which we can accurately measure our own endeavors. She is very deserving of the KSSA Service Award’.