Superintendent of Bangor Public Schools Betsy Webb before a meeting at the Bangor City Hall. Credit: Gabor Degre

Bangor Superintendent Betsy Webb is one of three finalists in the running for a national award honoring female leaders in education.

The School Superintendents Association, or AASA, will issue two Women in School Leadership awards at its national conference in February 2019. Webb is among three district superintendents in the running for the superintendent honor; there are two women in the running for an award honoring school principals or other school leaders.

Webb is the only educator from Maine to be nominated.

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“I am honored to be nominated for the AASA Women in School Leadership Award,” Webb said in a statement. “To be a finalist with two other outstanding female superintendents is humbling. I view this nomination as one for the entire Bangor School Department.”

The other two superintendents in the running are Wanda Cook-Robinson of Oakland Schools in Waterford, Michigan, and Courtney Orzel of Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A in Lemont, Illinois.

Candidates for the awards are judged based on leadership in meeting learning needs of students, organizational communication ability and community involvement, according to a news release from the AASA.

The AASA’s national conference will take place in Los Angeles, California.