The Wisconsin Council of Administrators of Special Services (WCASS) recently recognized Hamilton School District Special Services Supervisor John Peterson as the Outstanding Special Services Administrator of the Year at the 2020 State Education Convention in Milwaukee.
WCASS is a professional organization responsible for supervising the delivery of pupil services and special education.
Peterson was recognized for his long-time role on the WCASS Board of Directors. He first served as a regional representative, was elected president-elect and then served as president for six years. Besides his leadership at the state level, he served at regional and local levels including being a longstanding member of CESA #1 special education Regional Service Network.
Peterson’s nominators identified qualities of respectfulness, collaboration and professionalism as reasons he is deserving of the award. They also noted his positive attitude.
“John is always upbeat and has not ever met a challenge he cannot handle,” his nominators wrote. “No matter what the issue, John always sees the bright light at the end of the tunnel and knows how to lead the organization toward that light.”