The Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents named Craig Hintz of Warsaw Community Schools as the 2013 recipient of the Superintendent of the Year award.
IAPSS Executive Director Walter Bourke praised Hintzs direction and work with community partners to increase opportunities for students, teachers and administrators, according to a news release.
Hintz has been Warsaws superintendent since 2009. During that time, the high school graduation rate increased by nearly 12 percent, and the district ranks 11th in the state for student achievement growth, according to the release.
He previously worked in Minneapolis Public Schools in various high-level administrative positions. He was also the superintendent of the Metropolitan School District of Warren Township in Indianapolis.
Hintz earned his bachelors degree from Truman State University, masters degree from Phillips University, an education specialist degree from Western Illinois University and education doctorate from Indiana University. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
The award enters Hintz as the states representative in the American Association of School Administrators National Superintendent of the Year program.