Superintendent of the Year Finalist

Congratulations, Dr. Woodson! Our WT Superintendent has been recognized as a finalist for the National Association of School Superintendents 2022 Superintendent of the Year Award –centered on extraordinary educational leadership.

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dr. Jill Gildea, NASS Award Committee Chairperson
Telephone: 815-354-0283
November 15, 2022

NASS Superintendent of the Year 2022 FINALIST
Highly Regarded Superintendent Recognized For Excellence in Educational Leadership

Dr. Nikki Woodson, Superintendent of the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township, Indianapolis, Indiana has been chosen as Finalist for the 2022 National Association of School Superintendents (NASS) “Superintendent of the Year.” Dr. Woodson has served MSDWT in this role since 2011. Superintendent Woodson is an educational leader described as a “model of uncompromising dedication to student achievement” by Selection Panel Member and former NASS Superintendent of the Year, Dr. Jim Capolupo. Dr. Woodson’s dedication to student success is evident in all who speak with her. She is a highly engaged educational leader whose leadership is making a notable difference in MSDWT.

NASS Founder, Dr. Theresa Daem said, “It’s truly an honor to celebrate such outstanding leadership.” According to Daem, our country must demand dynamic and dedicated leaders both locally and nationally, and “Dr.Woodson is an outstanding role model and leader.” She added, “We need to do more than recognize excellence. It’s time to capitalize on the combined knowledge and expertise of exceptional school district superintendents like Dr. Woodson to bolster one another and our overall

Finalists for the award also included Mr. Robert Clayton of Bowling Green, Kentucky and Dr. Phillip Barry Williams of Gates County Public Schools, Gatesville, North Carolina. NASS recognitions are based on evidence of outstanding achievement as a school district superintendent, demonstrated belief in continuous improvement, and commitment to collaboration and mutual support in the profession.

The National Association of School Superintendents serves the unique needs of the more than 13,000 school district leaders across the country by providing them with ongoing opportunities for collaborating and sharing as well as building a collection of resources and benefits. Its website address is

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