The National Association of School Superintendents announced that Caesar Rodney School District Superintendent Kevin Fitzgerald was named as the 2018 NASS Superintendent of the Year.

Fitzgerald has been CRSD superintendent since 2007, previously serving as a principal and assistant principal at Caesar Rodney High School. Fitzgerald’s experience also includes 13 years as a classroom social studies teacher in Maryland.

Fitzgerald’s tenure at CRSD has seen marked growth in technology, blended learning and community and stakeholder outreach. The district is one of the state’s technology leaders, leveraging multi-platform learning modules to offer high school courses to middle school students and middle school courses in elementary schools. The district offers students the opportunity to take seven different world languages, which is top in the state. Under Fitzgerald’s leadership, the district became one of the state’s pioneers in world language immersion programs. Parents of kindergarten students have the opportunity to have their children immersed in Chinese or Spanish language. Fitzgerald has also used student and staff voices, as well as the community to showcase the district’s successes.

Fitzgerald will be formally honored at the NASS National Advocacy Conference, set for Sept. 23-25 in Washington, D.C.