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Alan Zeithamer named to All State School Board

Alexandria School Board member Alan Zeithamer was named to the 2014 All State School Board, which is the Minnesota School Boards Association’s (MSBA) most prestigious award.

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Alan Zeithamer, board memberThe award will be given during a luncheon on Thursday, January 16 at MSBA’s annual Leadership Conference at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Each year, MSBA’s awards committee selects up to seven individual board members to the All State School Board. There are nearly 2,300 school board members in Minnesota.

Board members are nominated by superintendents, fellow board members, parents or community members for their outstanding contributions to public education. Zeithamer was one of seven board members chosen for the award this year.

“The All State School Board represents the highest example of board service. These are school board members who are committed to student achievement, determined to build support for their local schools and unwavering in their pursuit of what’s best for students,” said MSBA executive director Kirk Schneidawind.

Criteria for the award includes MSBA training; strong leadership; excellence in boardsmanship; communication skills; visionary thinking; demonstration of concern for students, staff and taxpayers; and support for the nomination from stakeholders.

MSBA is a private nonprofit organization that provides cost-saving programs, management support, board training, advocacy, research and referral for Minnesota’s public schools.