Wisconsin Educator, Patricia Deklotz has been chosen as one of 2017 “Leaders To Learn From” by Education Week. The fifth annual report and event showcases excellence in school district leadership:

Wisconsin public school administrator, Patricia DeKlotz, Superintendent of the Kettle Moraine School District, has been selected from over 750 national nominees to win the competitive “Leaders to Learn From” Award from Education Week.  Deklotz is being recognized for Excellence in Innovation.

Education Week is recognized as America’s pre-eminent source of news and information in pre-collegiate education.  Education Week‘s annual Leaders To Learn From report recognizes 14 bold and committed district leaders who are working to enact—and inspire—change in our nation’s public schools. In the nation’s more than 14,000 school districts, education leaders work tirelessly to prepare well-rounded students for success during and beyond their K-12 years.


“We are turning the spotlight on these creative and inspiring leaders who are proving that bold and creative approaches to improving student achievement are succeeding in public school systems around the United States,” said Lesli Maxwell, an assistant managing editor at Education Week and the executive project editor for Leaders To Learn From. “These district leaders—who too rarely get recognition for their hard work and success—have smart and proven lessons to share about how educators can change the life trajectories of young people even in the face of major challenges.”


Deklotz was nominated by WeThinkBig, a Madison-based not-for-profit organization that encourages and supports innovation in education.  Led by Kathe Crowley Conn, WeThinkBig hosts the monthly “Sparks! Innovation Showcase” series for teachers and works with local businesses and national organizations to provide interesting professional development experiences for educators, like “Happy Hour of Code” and “Camp Mad Media” digital literacy summer camp for educators.


Deklotz will be honored on March 31 at Education Week’s annual award event in Washington, D.C.

In addition to this year’s honorees, more than 200 of our nation’s most influential superintendents, education leaders and elected officials will attend the event, which will be also be live streamed at  http://leaders.edweek.org/

For more information on the 2017 Leaders To Learn From report, visit http://leaders.edweek.org/