AASA Women in School Leadership Awards
The AASA Awards for Women in School Leadership Awards, sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and AASA, The School Superintendents Association, recognize female educators whose talent, creativity and vision are exemplary. Three awards are presented annually at the AASA National Conference on Education.
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AASA is pleased to announce a new award category this year, the School Based Award, for aspiring female
leaders. This new category expands the breadth and depth of the AASA Women in School Leadership
Awards Program. It allows AASA to support more women educators in developing leadership skills and
advancing their careers.
The AASA Women in School Leadership Award program is designed to recognize the exceptional leadership of active,
front-line female leaders who are making a difference in the lives of students every day. Three awards are available:
The Superintendent Award – awarded to any female superintendent.
The Central Office/Principal Award – awarded to any female central office or building level leader.
Equivalent job titles may include: assistant superintendent, central office administrator, school based
The School Based Award – awarded to any female classroom teacher or school based specialist. Equivalent
job titles may include: teacher or school based counselor.
Nominate Your Colleague or Apply Online at: http://womensleadership.aasa.org/
Each candidate is judged on the following criteria:
• Leadership for Learning – creativity in successfully meeting the needs of students in her school or district.
• Communication – strength in both personal and organizational communication.
• Professionalism – constant improvement of administrative knowledge and skills, while providing motivation to
others on the education team.
• Community Involvement – active participation in local community activities and an understanding of regional,
national, and international issues.
Application and Procedure
- Applications must be submitted online at http://womensleadership.aasa.org/
- Completed applications must be received online at AASA by July 15, 2016
- Finalists are announced September 28 – 29, 2016 at the AASA/ACSA Women’s Conference in Newport Beach, CA.
- Winners announced March 3, 2016 at the AASA National Conference on Education on the main stage.
- A panel of distinguished leaders in education will select two finalists in each category for the AASA Women in
School Leadership Awards.
- The decision will be based on the applications submitted online and supporting
- The judges will virtually interview the four finalists.
- Winners are announced at the 2017 AASA National Conference on Education, in New Orleans, LA.
- Each award recipient will receive $1,000 and a plaque.
- Each award recipient will receive travel, lodging and paid expenses for the AASA National Conference on
AASA ACKNOWLEDGES AND EXPRESSES SINCERE APPRECIATION TO OUR AWARD SPONSORS:
|Staff Contact: Bernadine Futrell, Ph.D., Director, Awards and Collaborations; Email: email@example.com; Phone: 703-875-0717
Ann Blakeney Clark
Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., schools
Harriet R. MacLean
James B. Davidson Middle School in San Rafael, Calif.
Unified School District
Curriculum and Instruction
Santa Clara County
Office of Education
Valerie Truesdale, Superintendent, Beaufort County Public Schools, S.C. is the first recipient of the AASA Women in School Leadership Award.
For more information, contact Bernadine Futrell
- Director, Awards and Collaborations at firstname.lastname@example.org