Dr. Bill Nicely, Superintendent of the Kearney Missouri School District, was among eight Missouri superintendents nominated this year for the prestigious Robert L. Pearce Award which is presented annually by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA).
Nicely was nominated for the honor by his colleagues in the Greater Kansas City MASA District. He was honored as a nominee during the awards banquet at the MASA Spring Conference on March 30 at The Lodge of Four Seasons at Lake Ozark, Missouri. The Pearce award program is a longstanding tradition of the association honoring excellence in education and community leadership among Missouri superintendents.
The annual award was instituted in 1987 by Richard and David Pearce, then principals of the Pearce Corporation, a Missouri architectural firm specializing in educational facility planning. The awards purpose is to recognize the hard work and dedication of superintendents and their contributions to the children of Missouri.