Awards

ASA State Superintendent of the Year
The AASA National Superintendent of the Year Program pays tribute to the talent and vision of the men and women who lead our nation's public schools. Each year, ASA selects a State Superintendent of the Year who then is eligible for nomination to the National Superintendent of the Year Program. This recognition is designed to recognize the outstanding leadership of active, front-line superintendents who plan to continue in the profession.  Nominations are due by September 15thNominate A Superintendent

All Arizona Superintendent Award
At the ASA/ASBA Winter Conference, awards will be given to three outstanding superintendents. The awards will be made to selected superintendents representing small, medium and large size districts. The district size category is as follows:
    Small: 1000 or fewer     Medium: 1001 to 5000     Large: 5001 and up
Nominations are due by October 15th.  Nominate A Superintendent

ASA Distinguished Administrator Awards
At ASA's Summer Leadership Conference, a Distinguished Administrator from each division (Elementary, Middle, Secondary, Superintendents, Educational Services, and Higher Education) will be honored.  For selection criteria and a nomination form, click hereNominations are due by April 1st.  

ASA Elementary Rookie Principal of the Year Award
The purpose of this award is to recognize an outstanding new elementary principal who has excelled in the profession. This award is designed to recognize exemplary leadership to the school and community during the first few years as a principal.  For selection criteria and a nomination form, click hereNominations are due by March 1st.

Dr. Raymond S. Kellis Leadership Award
ASA recognizes the outstanding life-long contributions Dr. Raymond Sterling Kellis made to leadership in education in our state. In recognition of his significant contributions, ASA established the Dr. Raymond Sterling Kellis Leadership Award. The award will be presented to a person who most exemplifies the leadership style of the late Dr. Kellis. This is a singular award and will be given at the discretion of the ASA Executive Board at the summer conference on the occasion when an applicant/nominee is deemed to have met the established criteria.  For selection criteria and a nomination form, click hereNominations are due by April 1st.  

NAESP National Outstanding Assistant Principal Award
Each year, ASA recognizes an outstanding elementary/middle Assistant Principal who is then eligible for nomination to the National Outstanding Assistant Principal award. The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) is committed to preparing assistant principals to step into the principal role. Recognition for the exceptional leadership of those who are responsible for the day-to-day operations of pre-K–8 schools instills pride in their accomplishments and reinforces their leadership in helping children develop a lifelong love of learning.  Applicants must be active assistant principals for at least two years and must be members of the NAESPClick here for info on NAESPNominations are due by March 1st

NAESP National Distinguished Principal Award
Each year, ASA recognizes an outstanding elementary/middle Principal who is then eligible for nomination to the the National Distinguished Principal® program honors outstanding elementary and middle-level principals who set high standards for instruction, student achievement, character, and climate for the students, families, and staff in their learning communities.  Applicants must be active members of NAESP for 3 consecutive years, active principals for at least 5 years, and will remain as a prinicpal during the year of recognition.  Click here for info on NAESPNominations are due by March 1st.


NASSP Principal of the Year
The Principal of the Year program recognizes outstanding middle level and high school principals who have succeeded in providing high-quality learning opportunities for students as well as demonstrating exemplary contributions to the profession.  Each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Department of State Office of Overseas Schools, and the Department of Defense Education Activity select one middle level or high school principal to represent their state. From these state winners, three finalists are named as contenders for the National Principal of the Year award. The NASSP National Principal of the Year is selected from among the finalists.  Click here for info on NASSPNominations are due by March 1st

NASSP Assistant Principal of the Year
The Assistant Principal of the Year program annually recognizes exemplary middle level and high school assistant principals and the significant role they play in student development. Each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity, and the U.S. Department of State Office of Overseas Schools may select one assistant principal to represent their state. From these state winners, three finalists are named as contenders for the National Assistant Principal of the Year award. The NASSP National Assistant Principal of the Year is selected from among the finalists.  Click here for info on NASSPNominations are due by December 1st.