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Superintendent Pace Named Administrator of Excellence
Congratulations Superintendent Pace on this prestigious award.
(St. Paul, MN) – The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) has named David Pace, Superintendent at East Grand Forks Public Schools, as a 2016 Administrator of Excellence. Pace has received this award in recognition of his leadership, concern for students, and active involvement in professional and community affairs.
Pace’s achievements reflect his ability to lead important changes in the educational system. During his career, Pace led the successful 2015 campaign for a $20.6 million bond referendum. He led the passage of an excess levy in 2007 and renewal in 2011. He also provided sound financial leadership to develop a plan to bring the district’s excess fund balance from -0.1% to 14.3% and facilitated direction for Alternative Facilities Bonding of $6.1 million dollars. Pace led the district wide goal setting for improvements in technology, curriculum and student achievement including significant technology improvements and classroom integration, such as: SMARTboards for all K-8 classes, iPads for all staff, and wireless access in all buildings.
Pace has been an active MASA member for 15 years. He has served on the MASA Board of Directors (2013-16) and has been a member of the federal advocacy, executive development, nominating, and the legislative policy committees. He is also a member of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and the Minnesota Administrators for Special Education (MASE). Pace was the recipient of the Kay E. Jacobs Memorial Award in 2002.