Hey, hey! HB, Kristy Somerville-Midgette!
How about what she's done?
Kristy Somerville-MidgetteIt’s the day before Kristy Somerville-Midgette’s birthday. Time to prepare to celebrate!
Kristy is superintendent for Brunswick County Public Schools in Virginia. She was named top superintendent of the year for Brunswick’s region of Virginia for 2023. Kristy grew up as a special educator, but now she’s a superintendent. She illustrates the sort of leadership that I think schools need.
Kristy and I worked together at the University of Virginia in the 2000s. She worked hard and kept true to her goals. She knew that a research career wasn’t in her future, but she pursued all she could learn about research.
Now, she’s applying that knowledge and what she learned subsequently as a leader of a local education agency!
Here we are a few years ago after breakfast in about 2012 (when I had more hair).
She went on to earn a degree about educational administration. Then she advanced through the ranks of administrators to become assistant superintendent at one local education agency before taking the top post at Brunswick.