AASA Women in School Leadership Awards

The AASA Awards for Women in School Leadership Awards 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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Eligibility 

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 principal/assistant principal.

The School Driven Leadership Award – awarded to any female non superintendent/principal in a leadership role.  Equivalent job titles may include: Guidance Chair, Supervisor etc.

Selection Criteria

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 October 12, 2018
  •  Finalists are announced  November 19, 2018
  •  Winners announced February 15, 2019

Selection Process 

  • 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 documents. 
  • The judges will virtually interview the four finalists.
  • Winners are announced at the AASA National Conference on Education.

Recognition 

  • Each award recipient will receive $1,000 and a plaque. 
  • Each award recipient will receive travel and lodging for the AASA National Conference on Education.
 
 

  

Staff Contact: Jennifer Rooney, Assistant Director, Meetings
Email: 
awards@aasa.org / 703-875-0709
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