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Congratulations, Dr. Hoernemann, 2017 Suzanne Whicker Distinguished Service Award Winner

Leadership Hendricks County annually presents the Leader of the Year Award to a member of our community who leads by example, is a collaborator, a peace maker, and a visionary. The Leader of the Year selection committee, comprised of previous Leader of the Year Award recipients, may also consider candidates for the Suzanne Whicker Distinguished Service Award. Named for Leadership Hendricks County’s first Executive Director, the Suzanne Whicker Distinguished Service Award criteria are similar to those for the Leader of the Year. Service Award winners must be servant leaders who bring out the best in others either within the scope of their employment or in the community as a whole. Leadership Hendricks County is proud to recognize Dr. Margaret Hoernemann, Superintendent for the Avon Community School Corporation, as the 2017 Suzanne Whicker Distinguished Service Award winner.

Dr. Hoernemann has spent her career educating students, and Avon was lucky enough to have her join its staff eighteen years ago as its first Director of Human Resources. She became the Superintendent of Avon Community School Corporation in March 2012 and was named Indiana Superintendent of the Year in 2016. Her focus on community collaboration to meet the needs of students has strengthened the educational experience for the nearly 10,000 students who attend Avon’s schools every day. Our recipient’s impact on the community goes far beyond the walls of Avon’s schools. She is a member of St. Malachy Parish, an Avon Rotary Club member, Family Promise overnight host volunteer, and a member of the Avon Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. We honor a leader who has served the community in more ways than can be counted and her dedication to student success will impact an entire generation of Avon’s children.

2017 Suzanne Whicker Distinguished Service Award Winner, Dr. Margaret Hoernemann, with Leadership Hendricks County Executive Director, Kerry Tuttle

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