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Superintendent Sara Bonser Named Best of Plano Business Executive of the Year 2020

December 8, 2020

Superintendent Sara Bonser has been named the 2020 Business Executive of the Year by the Plano Chamber of Commerce’s “Best of Plano.” This Best of Plano award recognizes an outstanding local business executive who demonstrates leadership, strategic thinking, a pursuit for excellence and professional integrity. She was honored by the Plano ISD Board of Trustees at the December 8 meeting. "I’m humbled, but this work is not the work of one person, but that of many who work every day with integrity, compassion and an inner drive to help students achieve their absolute best,” Superintendent Bonser stated.

Sara Bonser at Board Dais w/flowers

During recognitions at the December board meeting, Sara Bonser, superintendent of schools and the Best of Plano 2020 Plano business executive of the year, was presented with a flower arrangement created by the Plano West Senior High floral design students.

Under her leadership, Plano ISD has successfully pivoted to support students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ms. Bonser and her team have made sure that the district is continuing to deliver a quality education while making sure student and family needs are being met, from keeping breakfast and lunch services going through school closure and remote learning, as well as making sure every teacher and student remains connected with district-issued Chromebooks and mobile hotspots, if needed. At all grade levels, hard working Plano ISD students continue to excel, earning numerous distinctions, including the nation’s top honors such as being named U.S. Presidential Scholars and National Merit Scholars. The district’s finances also continue to earn the state’s highest ratings for financial integrity. 

"We think there is not a more deserving leader than Superintendent Bonser. She is a a dedicated and caring leader whose heart is always in Plano ISD. This is more evident than ever in this challenging year. The pandemic has made everyone’s jobs more difficult. She has stepped up to the challenges and has helped all of us do the same," said Board President Tammy Richards.