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Superintendent Bahr the first every recipient of the WASBO Leader of Distinction Award

Superintendent Krestin Bahr was honored at last week's school board meeting, Thursday, May 11, by the Washington Association of School Business Officials (WASBO) as a recipient of the Leader of Distinction Award. 

The Leader of Distinction Award is given to school leaders who; 
Create a nurture a positive work environment; 
Collaborate with finance and operations employees;
Promotes professional development for finance and operations staff; and
Supports innovative business solutions. 

Ten candidates were nominated and Superintendent Bahr was the first ever recipient of the award. 

“I am so honored,” Superintendent Bahr said after the award was announced at the WASBO 2023 Conference on May 3, 2023. “And I have to say that the business people that I work with are crucial to my success and the success of any superintendent, and to the ability to have longevity in our district.”

Superintendent Bahr was presented the award during the school board meeting by PSD Chief Financial Officer Ashley Murphy. 

Two women stand side by side in a meeting room, the one on the left holds a crystal trophy

Superintendent Krestin Bahr holds her Leader of Distinction Award from the Washington Association of School Business Officials at the Thursday, May 11, school board meeting.

Four women stand together in a large meeting room. One woman holds a crystal trophy

Krestin Bahr was presented the first ever WASBO Leader of Distinction Award at the May 11 school board meeting. 

May 11, 2023


  • PSD
  • community engagement
  • fiscal responsibility