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.
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.