|April 4, 2005
Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456 or
Louis Wildman, professor of education at California State University, Bakersfield, has been named “California Professor of the Year” for 2005 by the Association of California School Administrators.
Wildman is coordinator of the educational administration program at CSUB, and coordinates CSUB’s joint doctoral program in educational administration with the University of the Pacific in Stockton. He earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and music from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore., his master’s in music education from the University of Portland, and his doctorate in education from the University of Washington. He had previously been selected by local school administrators as “Professor of the Year” in the Bakersfield region.
In announcing the award, association spokeswoman Danelle Bowron said, “One of ACSA's priorities is to ensure that school leaders are recognized for a job well done. Through our state ACSA and Administrator of the Year award programs we honor leaders for their dedication, hard work and compassion for public education.”
Informed of the award, Wildman said, “I feel honored to have been so recognized by my colleague administrators who work so hard with so little recognition for public education.”
Wildman will receive his award in November at the Association of California School Administrators’ state conference in Sacramento.