Richard Asbill

Dr. Richard Asbill, the superintendent of the Bolivar R-I School District, was among eight Missouri superintendents nominated this year for the prestigious Robert L. Pearce Award, which is presented annually by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA).

Colleagues in the Southwest MASA Region nominated Asbill for the honor. He was honored as a nominee during the Annual Awards Banquet at the MASA Spring Conference on March 20th at Margaritaville Resort, Lake Ozark, Missouri. 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.