Superintendent Yeomans receives national recognition for leadership

Puyallup School District Superintendent Tim Yeomans has been recognized with a national Excellence

 in Educational Leadership Award.

 

At the August 3 Puyallup School Board meeting, University of Washington (UW) College of Education representatives presented Yeomans with a framed award certificate and thanked him for his educational leadership.

 

The UW is part of The University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) — a consortium of higher education institutions across the country.

 

In a letter of congratulations to Yeomans, the university explained he was selected for the national award because of his “ongoing commitment to leadership development for aspiring school and district-level leaders.”

 

 Each year, the UCEA invites member university faculties to nominate “a distinguished school administrator who has an exemplary record of supporting school administrator preparation efforts” for the leadership award.

During the award presentation, UW Director of the Danforth Leadership Program Ann O’Doherty thanked Yeomans for helping to recruit educators for UW and other universities in the region.

 

“He is really interested in making sure that we have very strong pipelines of leaders in this area,” she said.

 

O’Doherty also thanked him for contributing to the university’s curriculum development and for his day-to-day work, which she said “is a model for our students who are preparing to be both system-level leaders and school-level leaders.”

 

Rob MacGregor, associate director for the university’s Leadership for Learning Program, added, “Dr. Yeomans really exemplifies what it means to grow leadership.”

 

MacGregor noted that Yeomans serves on a professional education advisory board with the Learning for Leadership Program. “His perspective is really valued and has contributed to significant changes in the program,” he said. “We thank him for all he does on behalf of the kids around the state of Washington.”

 

Brieanne Hull, program manager for the university’s Leadership for Learning Program, also attended the August 3 award presentation.

 

Yeomans has served as Puyallup School District superintendent since 2012. He came to Puyallup from the Meridian School District in Washington.

 

Since coming to Puyallup, Yeomans has worked to align instructional programs with the necessary resources and create lasting partnerships with institutions of higher learning to provide meaningful post-secondary educational opportunities for each child.

 

Earlier in his career, Yeomans held leadership positions at the district level and served as a high a school principal, a teacher, a student leadership advisor, a coach, and an athletic director.

 

In addition to his role as superintendent in Puyallup, Yeomans instructs graduate students aspiring to become school and district leaders at Pacific Lutheran University and Washington State University (WSU).

 

He has served on professional education advisory boards for educational leadership programs at UW, UW Bothell campus, and Western Washington University. He also participates in leadership work with the Washington Association of School Administrators.

 

Yeomans earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree from WSU and his doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from UW.