Dr. Corbin Witt, Executive Director of School Improvement of USD 305 was honored by the Kansas Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development with the prestigious “Outstanding Curriculum Leader of the Year” Award in the state of Kansas for his exceptional leadership in the area of educational assessment.
The Outstanding Assessment Coordinator of the Year is an annual award that recognizes an individual, currently serving in an educational-related position (curriculum director, supervisor, administrator, college instructor, etc.), for outstanding leadership in curriculum and supervision of instruction in his/her respective educational-related occupation. The recipient must have served as a curriculum/instructional leader in the state of Kansas for a minimum of eight years.
Dr. Witt holds an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s Degree and a Doctorate Degree in Educational Administration, all from Kansas State University. He has served in many different leadership roles throughout his tenure, including; elementary teacher, elementary lead teacher, building Principal, Assistant Superintendent, Associate Superintendent, Superintendent, and in his current position with Salina Public Schools. Dr. Witt has been married to his wife Lori for the past 22 years and has two daughters, Chelsie, a sophomore at Kansas State University and Shelbie, a junior at Salina South High School.
Dr. Witt stated that he has been very fortunate to be surrounded with outstanding instructional leaders, from the classroom, building and district level. The outstanding educational system provided to the students of Salina Public Schools is due to these dedicated and skilled professionals.
Dr. Betty Amos, a colleague of Dr. Witt’s stated, “One of Corbin’s biggest assets is that he easily builds relationships with all that meet him. I find it easy to communicate with him and frankly talk about what is needed to improve education for all students. He has an amazing grasp on what students need to succeed and is willing to go the extra mile to make sure this happens. He is well aware of best practices, research, common core curriculum, technology, college and career pathways, and the current directions in curriculum and education. Not only is he knowledgeable, but he is also great fun to work with. He makes every situation an opportunity for growth and enrichment—as well as enjoyable. You definitely have picked the right person for the prestigious, “Curriculum Leader of the Year” award if you pick Dr. Corbin Witt”.