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The superintendent of Central York School District was given the year’s top honor by the statewide association for public school administrators.

Michael Snell, now in his eighth year leading Central York schools, was named the 2018 Pennsylvania Superintendent of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators.

Snell was recognized for the award during a PASA luncheon Thursday, Nov. 16, in Harrisburg, the release states.

The award is selected by a panel of school administrators.

In a news release by PASA, Snell is praised as a leader in an educational concept known as mass customized learning, which uses teachers’ expertise to come up with individualized learning plans for students.

Snell will be the Pennsylvania honoree for the American Association of School Administrators’ National Conference on Education in Nashville.

He is now eligible for the national AASA Superintendent of the Year Award.

“I am humbled by this recognition and would like to thank our faculty, staff, administrators and school board members as well as our students, families and community for supporting Central York School District in its mission to provide a customized education for all learners,” Snell said in a news release.

Snell serves on several community boards, including the York County Economic Alliance, the Byrnes Health Education Center and the York College of Education Program Advisory Committee.

Central York School District will hold its next regular school board meeting Monday, Nov. 20.

Reach education reporter Junior Gonzalez via email at jgonzalez@yorkdispatch.com and on Twitter @EducationYD
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