Ric Dressen receives leadership award

Superintendent Ric Dressen is the recipient of the 2013 Polaris Leadership Award from the Minnesota Association of School Administrators.

Dressen has been a member of MASA for 23 years and said he’s humbled to be chosen by school leaders for the award. Although, he pointed out that the award is for leadership, which encompasses more than only him in the Edina school district.

He’ll receive the award at the MASA Fall Conference, held Oct. 6-8 in Duluth. The award is named for Polaris, the North Star that serves as a navigator’s benchmark.

Dressen was chosen for the award for his exemplary school leadership and a lifetime of achievement both inside and outside of education.

“With this award, Dr. Dressen is recognized for qualities such as professional courage, creation of a legacy of excellent leadership, fostering innovation, contribution through example and mentoring, exemplary conduct reflecting integrity and bearing emulation, and significant tenure in each position to support district vision and affect positive change,” according to MASA.

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