Dr. McCann Named 2018 Nebraska Career Education Outstanding Superintendent
Congratulations to Westside Superintendent Dr. Blane McCann, the recipient of the 2018 Nebraska Career Education Outstanding Superintendent Award!
This prestigious honor, chosen by the Nebraska Department of Education, will be presented to Dr. McCann at the Nebraska Career Education Conference Awards in June in Kearney.
Westside High School teacher Jeanette Kleppinger nominated Dr. McCann for this honor. Ms. Kleppinger will lead the new Nebraska Furniture Mart School of Entrepreneurial Thinking at Westside High, a groundbreaking partnership between education and business of which Dr. McCann was a key contributor.
In his six years with Westside Community Schools, Dr. McCann has fulfilled many of the goals detailed in the strategic vision mapped out by District leaders in 2013, including the following.
- The expansion of 1:1 learning initiatives in grades K-7
- Improvement in staff engagement
- The passage of 2 levy overrides and a $79.9 million dollar bond issue for major facilities improvements
- A reduction of expenses by $10.5 million, balancing the district’s annual budget
More than 500 Nebraska teachers, counselors and administrators will be present as Dr. McCann accepts his award in June.
Congratulations, Dr. McCann!