Brighton superintendent named New York State Superintendent of the Year

BRIGHTON, N.Y. – Brighton Central School District’s Superintendent, Dr. Kevin McGowan, has been selected as the New York State Superintendent of the Year by the New York State Council of School Superintendents.

“I am beyond honored and deeply humbled by this recognition. I have the privilege of working in an incredibly supportive school community with an exceptionally talented team of leaders, educators, board of education members, and community members. Success in our work reflects a collective effort to improve outcomes for all students and our commitment to engaging all families,” said McGowan.

As New York’s Superintendent of the Year, McGowan will represent New York as its nominee for National Superintendent of the Year, awarded by the American Association of School Administrators in February.  

The candidates for Superintendent of the Year were judged on the following attributes and skills: Leadership for learning, communication, professionalism, and community involvement.