Six Top Graduate Students Earn AASA Scholarships

Six outstanding graduate students in educational administration have been selected by AASA for $2,500 scholarships. The presentations took place on Saturday morning at the 3rd General Session of AASA’s National Conference on Education in Los Angeles.

Each recipient also receives complimentary registration to AASA's national conference.

Each scholarship is named in honor of a former AASA executive director.

The 2013 scholarship recipients (along with their current work and university affiliations) are:

  • Worth McClure Award: Doris Lynette Crawford, director of secondary schools, Shelby County Public Schools, Ky.; Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Ky.
  • Finis E. Engleman Award: Thomas Fry Jr., director of curriculum and instruction, Granville Exempted Village Schools, Ohio; Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio
  • Forrest E. Connor Award: Courtney Elise Hart, coordinator of assessment and accountability, Lewisville Independent School District, Texas; The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
  • Paul B. Salmon Award: Leigh Anne Neal, K-12 central office administrator, Shawnee Mission School District, Kan.; Baker University, Baldwin City, Kan.
  • Richard D. Miller Award: Frederick Dennis Rundle, elementary principal, Mercer Island School District, Wash.; Seattle University, Seattle, Wash.
  • Paul D. Houston Award: Danette Tiffany Sokacich, assistant principal and teacher, Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School, Ill; Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Ill.

More details about AASA’s graduate scholarship program are available in the official AASA press release.