Dr. Laurie Barron was recently selected as the 2020-2021 Superintendent of the Year for Montana.
Barron is the former principal of Smokey Road Middle School, and was recognized as the NASSP/MetLife National Middle School Principal of the Year in 2012.
The Montana Association of School Superintendents, in collaboration with the American Association of School Administrators, annually recognizes and rewards outstanding leadership in superintendency, according to School Administrators of Montana .
The program seeks to honor Montana school district leaders who work successfully with their entire learning communities to provide the highest quality education that is possible. The award is sponsored by the Montana Association of School Superintendents.
Barron is the superintendent of Evergreen Public Schools in Montana, where she has been since 2013. She will be honored during the American Association of School Administrators
National Conference on Education in February 2021 and will compete for National Superintendent of the Year.
After being named National Middle School Principal of the Year in 2012, she was recognized by former President Barack Obama in a White House Rose Garden ceremony in April 2013.
Barron taught English at Newnan High School before becoming an assistant principal at Arnall Middle School, and moving to Smokey Road in 2004.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Georgia, her Master’s in Administration and Supervision from the University of West Georgia, and her Specialist and Doctorate degrees in Educational Leadership from the University of Sarasota.