John Norlin, a teacher at Sumner High School, is this year’s recipient of the Washington Association of School Administrators Region III Community Leadership Award.
The award recognizes Norlin’s dedication to “leadership and innovation resulting in measurable growth in student achievement.” An example of this impact is Norlin’s organizing of an annual student-led professional development leadership conference that brings in more than 1,500 students from around the state each year to Sumner High School in the spring.
“John is the founder of a servant leadership model that is being implemented and recognized by school districts statewide,” said Sara Johnson, superintendent of the Sumner School District. “We are so proud of the impact John has on our district culture and students. (He) is a perfect example of a single person creating a tidal wave of positive change by being intentional with his actions.”