North Powder Superintendent Lance Dixon received the 2019 Doug Flatt Memorial Leadership Award on Monday, May 6th at the Crystal Apple Award ceremony in La Grande. Dixon, who has led the district for 14 years, was surprised by InterMountain Education Service District (IMESD) Superintendent Dr. Mark Mulvihill with the award that exemplifies the qualities of leadership, attention to detail, service to community, interpersonal relationships and customer service.
The purpose of the award is to recognize a school administrator from a Mid-Columbia Bus Company school district. The award is sponsored by Mid-Columbia Bus Company and IMESD. Each year, only one administrator in the IMESD's school districts in Morrow, Umatilla and Union counties receives the Doug Flatt Memorial Leadership Award.
Dixon said he is very honored to receive the award, but credited the talented North Powder staff and his family for their longtime support and hard work. "While I will always treasure this award, I know that only with the effort of many staff, board members and community support have I been able to accomplish most of the things for which I have received recognition. This award is a reflection of the work and hours put in by many others, and I am grateful for all they do. North Powder is a great place, with great people and I will always bleed crimson red and royal blue," Dixon said.
Dixon shares his thoughts about the award in this Message from Superintendent Dixon.