SOUTH PORTLAND — Superintendent Suzanne Godin has been named Maine’s 2012 Superintendent of the Year for her focus on student achievement and her ability to generate community support for the city’s schools.

Godin was selected by a committee of colleagues and received the award last week during the Maine School Superintendents Association’s annual meeting in Augusta.

Godin, who lives in North Yarmouth, has been superintendent since 2007. Before that, she served as assistant superintendent and was a principal in MSAD 51, which includes Cumberland and North Yarmouth.

A School Board member, Karen Callaghan, nominated Godin for the award, calling her an “absolute dynamo.”

“I have never known anyone so knowledgeable about all aspects of education,” Callaghan said.

She praised Godin for keeping board members, school employees and the community engaged in school improvement, especially the 2010 campaign to get voter support for the planned renovation and expansion of South Portland High School.

The district will hold a reception honoring Godin at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the high school.