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“But at the heart there’s a culture around continuous improvement [and] also around a passion for core values. And at the heart of the Pewaukee School District’s journey are incredibly passionate people …  and they come to work each and every day wanting to do a great job serving kids and families” (Sternke, Superintendent of Pewaukee Schools which was honored at the official ceremony for 2013 Baldrige Award winners on April 6, 2014).

photo by Eddie Arrossi

Read the entire post from the official Baldrige blog at http://nistbaldrige.blogs.govdelivery.com/2014/04/07/celebrating-the-2013-baldrige-award-recipients/.



Text, quote, and photo from the official Baldrige blog by Christina Schaefer, April 7, 2014, Celebrating the 2013 Baldrige Award Recipients. Available online here: http://nistbaldrige.blogs.govdelivery.com/2014/04/07/celebrating-the-2013-baldrige-award-recipients/. Photo credit: Eddie Arrossi.

Dr. JoAnn Sternke is Superintendent of Pewaukee School District (WI). Prior to earning the 2013 Baldrige Award, Sternke led the school district to receive the state’s highest award, the Wisconsin Forward Award. All schools in the district have an “excellence” distinction. In her What’s Right in Education Atlanta presentation titled “Creating a Culture of Excellence,” Dr. Sternke shared the continuous improvement process that set the stage for Baldrige recognition. Read our What’s Right post highlighting her presentation here. Follow Dr. Sternke on Twitter at @jsternke. For more information about Pewaukee School District check out its website at http://pewaukeeschools.schoolfusion.us/. Follow the school district on Twitter at @PewaukeeSD.

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