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Hamilton superintendent receives state award

Hamilton School District Superintendent Kathleen M. Cooke, Ph.D., was presented with an award for distinguished service to the profession from the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators (AWSA). The award was presented Oct. 25 at a recognition luncheon during AWSA’s 30th Annual Convention in Green Bay.

Cooke was recognized for leadership in the Hamilton School District, where she has been superintendent since 1993. She was also cited for her contributions to AWSA including the development and implementation of the Center for New School Leaders and presenter at New Building Administrator and Aspiring Administrator Programs. She also is an instructor for Cardinal Stritch University’s Superintendent Licensure Program.

Her influence on state and regional educational matters were noted as well. She was co-chair of the Southeastern Wisconsin School Alliance, member of the Policy Advisory Task Force for the Wisconsin School Finance Adequacy initiative, Wisconsin Superintendent of the Year in 1995 and recipient of the Business Journal of Milwaukee’s Future Community Business Leaders in 1996.