The Minnesota Association of School Administrators named Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools Superintendent Teri Staloch a 2019 Administrator of Excellence, the association announced March 29. 

Staloch received the at a statewide recognition ceremony during the association's Spring Conference in early March, according to a news release from the group. It recognizes her leadership, concern for students, and active involvement in professional and community affairs.

The association honors members each year for contributions to public education, the release states. Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Superintendent Cindy Amoroso in early March was named the association's 2019 Kay E. Jacobs Memorial Award winner in recognition of a more than 30-year career, for example. 

The association found Staloch stood out for involving the public in district goal-setting, an emphasis on environmental education and overseeing a successful 2017 district referendum that will help build and expand several school buildings, among other programs she has overseen. 

Dr. Staloch became Prior Lake-Savage superintendent in July 2015. Before that, she worked as director of curriculum standards and assistant superintendent for Osseo Area Schools.

Staloch is also a member of the Association of Metropolitan School Districts Board of Directors and the Scott County Association for Leadership and Efficiency.

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Dan Holtmeyer is the community editor for the Prior Lake and Savage papers. He grew up in Nebraska and worked as a journalist in Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas before coming to Minnesota in 2018.

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