Brock nominated for top award
Dr. Russ Brock, superintendent of the Gasconade County R-2 School District in Owensville, the former assistant superintendent for the Monett R-1 School District, was among eight Missouri administrators nominated this year for the prestigious Robert L. Pearce Award. The Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) presents the award annually. Brock is the son of Ira Jay and Dottie Brock, of Cassville.
Brock, a 1977 graduate of Cassville High School, was nominated for the honor by his colleagues in the South Central region, one of eight in the state. He was honored as a nominee during the awards banquet at the MASA Spring Conference on March 20 at The Lodge of Four Seasons at Lake Ozark.
The Pearce Award program is a long-standing tradition of the association honoring excellence in education and community leadership among Missouri superintendents.
The annual award was instituted in 1987 by Richard and David Pearce, then principals of the Pearce Corporation, a Missouri architectural firm specializing in educational facility planning. The award's purpose is to recognize the hard work and dedication of superintendents and their contributions to the children of Missouri.
Brock was also honored by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) in recognition of his service to education and participation in his professional organization. Brock was presented Honorary Life Membership in the association. This recognition was also made during the awards banquet at the MASA Spring Conference.
Brock taught speech and debate for Monett High School from 1986 through 1997 and served as assistant superintendent under Dr. Charles Cudney from 1997 through 2003.