David P. Meaney, Ed.D., Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools, has been recognized with one of the highest honors in California education.
The Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) has named Dr. Meaney recipient of the prestigious 2002 Ferd. Kiesel Award. Superintendent Meaney will be presented with the award this evening at the annual ACSA conference held in Anaheim. This award is ACSA's highest honor, one where Dr. Meaney was nominated and chosen by his peers.
The Ferd. Kiesel Memorial Distinguished Service Award—named in honor of ACSA's first president—is presented annually by ACSA to recognize a person's contribution that has had a significant influence on public education over a wide geographical area and has impacted significant segments of public education. According to Meaney, "the best part of my job is to see how we change the lives of students every day."
Dr. David P. Meaney, who has served as Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools since 1989, has nearly 40 years of experience as a teacher and administrator. His contributions to education have been recognized by numerous local, regional, and national organizations. In 2001, he was named the recipient of the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association "Executive Leadership Award." California State University, Sacramento, awarded him its Business Education Partnership Award in 2000.
In addition to his local duties administering and supporting area educators and schools, Superintendent Meaney serves on the Board of Directors of West Ed (formerly the Far West Laboratory for Education Research) and serves on numerous education and community boards. Under Dr. Meaney's leadership, the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) was the leader in developing, for schools, the largest multi-county Internet network.