The Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA) have presented its Exemplary Leadership Award this year to Superintendent Pat Adkins of the Port Clinton City School District. BASA Executive Director Dr. R. Kirk Hamilton made the presentation at a recent Board of Education Meeting.
What makes the award even more special is that nominations come from fellow school superintendents. The BASA honor is given to an active member in each BASA region who has demonstrated outstanding educational leadership in making significant contributions to educational administration in a school district, education service center or educational institution.
The candidate is required to have a minimum of three years of continuous service as an administrator or college instructor and to have been a BASA member for a minimum of three years. Adkins has been the superintendent of Port Clinton City School District since 2004, and has been singled out for being actively involved in the local community.
Adkins serves on the Board of Directors of the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce, the Port Clinton Rotary Club, Ottawa County Business Advisory Council, and many other local organizations.
In 2017, Adkins introduced a district-wide initiative, “R Factor,” introducing programs that have impacted the overall district culture with the following guiding beliefs: Together; Relentless Pursuit of Growth; and Own it! His leadership and influence has been evident through the Port Clinton City School’s outstanding programs and its relationship with the entire community.
The BASA is a private, non-profit organization that serves school superintendents and other administrators throughout the state of Ohio. Established in 1969, BASA is an affiliate of the American Association of School Administrators. The mission of the BASA is to inspire and support its members, develop exemplary school system leaders and advocate for public education.