Hellgate Elementary School District Superintendent Doug Reisig was awarded the highest honor the School Administrators of Montana gives at its annual convention recently in Billings.
Reisig is the winner of the G.V. Erickson Award, given to a school administrator who "has made the greatest contribution to the betterment of education in Montana."
More than 700 school administrators around the state gathered at the convention in late October.
A 32-year educator and Hellgate Elementary superintendent since 2000, Reisig was praised for overseeing the $13 million renovation of the district's campus and for implementing an aggressive technology program that is one of the hallmarks of the district.
The association also hailed Reisig for his "genuine compassion" in educating students of all economic backgrounds and races.
Reisig sits on the board of the Montana High School Association, the University of Montana Presidents Advisory Council, the Montana Board of Education Testing Assessment Advisory Council and numerous other education groups.
The association has given out the award for more than 30 years.
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