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Duevel Named International Superintendent of the Year
By Katharine Mudra 22-Jul-15
Linda Duevel of the International School of Stavanger (ISS) in Norway was voted this year’s Ernest Mannino International Superintendent of the Year by the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE).? In collaboration with the American Association of School Administrators, AAIE annually recognizes an international school head based on four leadership qualities. Dr. Duevel said, “I truly see the International Superintendent of the Year award as a shared honor with the entire International School of Stavanger community… students, colleagues, parents, board members and local politicians. Together, we have all worked hard to create a remarkable place of learning that is seen throughout the world as a place of value and respect.” ISS Deputy director and school parent Gareth Jones stated, “With many nominees from around the world and one recipient each year, this award is an outstanding achievement in international education. At the International School of Stavanger, we’re proud of the vibrant learning community prospering under Linda’s leadership, especially as the school heads into its 50th anniversary next year.” Linda received the award during AAIE’s 49th annual conference in San Francisco, where international school leaders meet to promote international education. She was also honored in San Diego at the National Conference on Education, along with 50 state superintendents, and has additionally been invited to appear in Washington, D.C. at the US Capitol and White House in November 2015. As a female school head with 40 years in international education, she is particularly committed to helping women leaders become heads of international schools. Linda holds a bachelor’s and master’s in counseling/personnel from Western Michigan University, a master’s in educational administration from Harvard, and a doctorate in the same from Purdue. She is an adjunct professor for Endicott College and is frequently involved in school board governance training and accreditation work.
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