Rochester Community Schools Superintendent, Dr. Robert Shaner, has earned the 2020 Michigan Superintendent of the Year award from the Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators. The Michigan Superintendent of the Year Award is presented to a member who has shown tremendous effort and dedication to enriching the lives of children and the community as a whole.

Dr. Shaner’s nomination for the award, which included input from staff, students, and local leaders, stated in part: “Dr. Shaner continually demonstrates the courage to improve regional cooperation, progress, and support of public education. In the past year, he has worked relentlessly to ensure K-12 education has a stronger voice in high-level conversations with business executives, community leaders and lawmakers, from Lansing and Detroit to Mackinac Island and beyond. By showcasing what is right about public education, Dr. Shaner has flipped the narrative to build an understanding of the important benefits of investing in the children of our district and our state.”

Congratulations Dr. Shaner!