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DPS Superintendent receives Exemplary Leadership Award

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Alex Kincaid 

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DPS Superintendent receives Exemplary Leadership Award

The Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA) presented the award Monday, October 5th.


Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli is a 2020 recipient of the Exemplary Leadership Award presented by the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA). 

The award, presented virtually Monday, October 5th, is a statewide honor awarded annually to active BASA members who have demonstrated outstanding educational leadership and who are making significant contributions to educational administration in a school district. 

“I am honored to be one of this year’s award recipients,” Dr. Lolli said Monday. “I am glad that the efforts we are making toward improving the Dayton Public Schools — such as increasing student achievement and providing wraparound resources to all students — are being recognized. I have said before that this work is not a job; it is a mission. All DPS administrators and staff work toward this mission each day, and we will continue our mission to improve the educational experience for all students.” 

Lolli has been Superintendent of DPS for the last two years, and served as interim superintendent prior to that. Before taking on that role, Lolli served as Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction. 

Her many achievements at DPS include raising the district’s state report card from an F to a D, improving district instructional practices through professional development, bringing back band and choir, implementing Orff-Schulwerk methodology in all elementary music classrooms, and opening the district’s first school-based health center.

The Exemplary Leadership Award is presented to one administrator from each of the 10 regions BASA serves annually. Recipients must serve as an administrator and have been a BASA member for at least three years.

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