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HENRICO COUNTY, Va -- A candidate for a top job with Henrico County Schools is being honored as a top school administrator in the country.

Dr. A. Katrise Perera was named 2015 Superintendent of the Year by the National Association of School Superintendents. She was recognized for her time as superintendent of Isle of Wight County Schools, which she led from 2011 to 2015.

Before then, she was principal of John Rolfe Middle School and Elko Middle School. She also worked as a teacher at Byrd Middle.

Perera has been recommended for Henrico Schools' position of assistant superintendent for instruction. The school board is expected to approve her appointment in August.

It's not her first honor -- she was named Henrico Schools' Instructional Leader of the Year.