Seth Harvatine, Director of Instructional Services for the Sheboygan Area School District, recently received the Outstanding Administrator Award from the Wisconsin State Reading Association. This award honors Wisconsin school administrators who demonstrate leadership in the field of reading. He was among five administrators recognized state-wide.
Harvatine was nominated for the honor for his work as a principal and instructional leader at Longfellow Elementary School. Five years ago, he was one of the first administrators in the Sheboygan Area School District to begin applying the concepts of Professional Learning Communities (PLC). His leadership led to steady improvement in classroom instruction and consequently student achievement. His piloting of this model has led to implementation of professional learning communities across the district.
In Harvatine’s new role as Director of Instructional Services, he is able to affect change on a larger scale, benefiting all students in the Sheboygan Area School District.
Superintendent Joe Sheehan said, “It’s great that leaders in our district are being recognized throughout the state for their work. This award was well deserved. Seth has been an instrumental leader in our district, working to improve classroom instruction and student achievement.”
Harvatine will be recognized at the April Board of Education meeting for his achievement.
Lori Roelse, Reading Specialist at Longfellow; Jeanne Pfeiffer, Early Literacy Intervention Lead Teacher; Seth Harvatine; Geralyn Leannah, Early Literacy Intervention and Title I Teacher at Longfellow.