CORALVILLE — The Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association honored Perry Community School District Superintendent Lynn Ubben with their 2016 Outstanding School Administrator Award.
The award came during the IHSADA’s annual three-day convention and saluted Ubben for her service to the PCSD and the students in the district.
Perry Activities Director Tom Lipovac, himself a former winner of the AD of the Year Award, noted Ubben selfless dedication to the students in particular.
“You see Lynn at all sorts of events, from sporting contests to band concerts and all sorts of other academic outings,” he said. “She is a very visible presence and an unabashed supporter of Perry schools and our students.
“It is not uncommon to see her volunteering to help out at any number of activities, and she takes so many photos of our kids at events and games that she is almost like a school photographer,” Lipovac added. “She has been a big promoter of improving our facilities as well, and it is not hard to see the positive impact she has had.”
All those factors weighed into the decision to honor Ubben, who has been with the PCSD since the 2009-2010 school year and after previously serving as superintendent at Winfield-Mt. Union.
The IHSADA noted several improvements and achievements in the district since Ubben’s arrival, in student activity programs as well as physical improvements in the district. It was noted that the Performing Arts Center was constructed during her ongoing tenure, that MUSCO lighting systems were installed at the Perry Athletic Complex on both the baseball and softball diamonds, and that the Perry Middle School gymnasium recently received a complete renovation.
Ubben is a member of the Iowa High School Athletic Association Representative Council for central Iowa, where she has been a vocal advocate for student activity programs.