Curtis Cain, superintendent of the Wentzville School District in Wentzville, Mo., was named the National Superintendent of the Year during a ceremony Thursday afternoon on the stage at the 1st General Session of the AASA National Conference on Education at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn.
Cain, 48, has led the fast-growing suburban district near St. Louis since 2013. Wentzville schools today enroll 17,350 students, three times as many who were enrolled in the district in 2000.
See a profile of Cain and a sidebar about some distinctive facets of Cain’s professional and personal life.
He was one of four superintendents named finalists for the award. The others were:
- Quincy Natay, Chinle Unified School District 24, Chinle, Ariz.
- Kamela Patton, Collier County Public Schools, Naples, Fla.
- Noris Price, Baldwin County Schools, Milledgeville, Ga.
The recognition program, which began in 1989, is co-sponsored by AASA, AIG Retirement Services and First Student.
More details about the program are available in the AASA press release. For a complete list of 2022 State Superintendents of the Year, click here.