Ashworth Recipient Credited with Growing Leaders

Ashworth Recipient Credited with Growing Leaders
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May 19, 2017A retiring administrator hailed for his strong leadership and steadfast support is the 2017 recipient of the Bob Ashworth Award, Amarillo ISD’s highest employee honor.

Stan Chatman, an Executive Director of Student Performance, accepted the award at the District’s annual Service Recognition Banquet on May 8. Chatman will retire at the end of the school year, with 21 years of service to AISD, having spent that time as principal of Palo Duro High School and then as the District’s Executive Director of Student Performance.

The Bob Ashworth Award nomination submitted on Chatman’s behalf commends him for being a leader who listens to others and then coaches them to solve problems. “He is skilled in adeptly mediating situations and coming to sound, fair decisions. He has successfully grown leaders in our district, encouraging them to make decisions in the best interest of students,” the nomination continues.

The Bob Ashworth Award annually recognizes an employee with an outstanding career of service to students and staff. The award is named after Ashworth, who was superintendent of AISD from 1958 to 1978.  Chatman’s portrait will hang outside the Rod Schroder Education Support Center board room.

More than 100 other AISD retirees were honored at the banquet, along with some 200 employees receiving 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45-year service pins. Together, their combined years of service total more than 4,500 years.

AISD is the city’s largest employer with more than 4,000 employees educating and supporting the district’s 33,000 students.

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