Alyssa Gallagher, the Los Altos School District director of strategic initiatives and community partnerships, recently received recognition from the Wiseman Group as “Multiplier of the Year” in education.
The Wiseman Group, a leadership and research development center, sponsors the award annually to honor the top “genius makers” in business and education. Officials selected the 2013 winners from dozens of nominees based on their demonstrated ability to channel the intelligence, talent and creativity of their staffs.
The organization honored Gallagher for spearheading educational reforms in the district that resulted in significant and enthusiastic change.
In support of the district’s mission to revolutionize learning for all students, the Wiseman Group recognized Gallagher for promoting the professional development of teachers, cost-effectively investing in innovative year-round programs to nurture a passion for learning and involving leaders from across all nine campuses.
“Alyssa empowers those around her to achieve, and to believe they can achieve, beyond what would typically be possible,” said Superintendent Jeff Baier. “She builds a sense of confidence and trust in those with whom she works. And she accomplishes all of this in a setting of collaboration and mutual respect.”
The Wiseman Group defines Multipliers as “leaders who use their intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of the people around them. When these leaders walk into a room, light bulbs go on; ideas flow and problems get solved. These are the leaders who inspire the people with whom they work to stretch themselves and surpass expectations. These leaders use their smarts to make everyone around them smarter and more capable.”