Kirt Malone, Superintendent of the Palmyra R-I School District School District, was among eight Missouri superintendents recognized by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) for outstanding performance as a new superintendent. Malone was nominated for the honor by his colleagues in the Northeast MASA District. He was honored during the awards banquet at the MASA Spring Conference on March 27. The award is presented annually to superintendents who are in their second or third year of employment as superintendent and have made a measurable contribution to the school district which they serve.