Distinguished School Administrators Award

Sponsored by ProQuest

Monetary amount: $2,000

Deadline: February 1, 2014

Overview

The Distinguished School Administrators Award honors a school administrator who has made worthy contributions to the operations of an exemplary school library and to advancing the role of the school library in the educational program.

The purpose of the AASL Distinguished School Administrators Award is:

  • To honor those administrators outside the library profession who through individual leadership and sustained effort have made worthy contributions to the operations of effective school library services and to advancing the role of the school library services in the educational program.

  • To recognize the responsible and influential role of those administrators outside the school library department in developing successful school library programs.

  • To stimulate planning, implementing and support of the library services which are essential to a meaningful educational program.

Criteria

State, county or district school superintendents and building principals, currently in administrative office, directly responsible for a school or group of schools at any level, who is not working in a library services department and who is not a regular ALA/AASL member are eligible for nomination. District administrators responsible for broad instructional leadership such as assistant superintendents, directors of curriculum and instruction and directors of elementary and/or secondary education are also eligible provided they are not working in a library services department or a regular ALA/AASL member.

Nominations must be made by AASL personal members.

View the award rating sheet

Questions? Contact Allison Cline, 800-545-2433 x 4385

Past Recipients

Year Recipient Affiliation
2014 Dr. Arturo Cavazos Harlingen (Texas) CISD
Superintendent 
2013 Scott Bacon Blue Valley High School Principal
Stilwell, Kan.
2012 Mat McRae Swan Valley High School Principal
Saginaw, Mich.
2011 Donna Haye District Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, Atlantic City (N.J.) Board of Education
2010 Vince Barnes North Elementary School Principal
Noblesville, Ind.
2009 Melanie Goffen Horowitz Central Elementary School Principal
Wilmette, Ill.
2008 No Recipient  
2007 Nathan S. Greenberg Superintendent of Schools, Londonderry (N.H.) School District
2006 Kay McBride Library Specialist, Pasadena (Texas) ISD
2005 Michael Hart Holy Rosary School Principal
Tacoma, Wash.
2004 Dr. William Harner Superintendent, Greenville (S.C.) County School District
2003 Barbara E. De Spain Lois Lenski Elementary School Principal
Centennial, Colo.
2002 Dr. William Meuer Norwood Park School
Chicago, Ill.
2001 Dr. Kathleen D. Smith Cherry Creek High School
Englewood, Colo.
2000 Dr. Elaine Armani Associate Superinterdent for Curriculum & Instruction, Waukegan (Ill.) Community School District
1999 Eugene Sudol Wayne Hills High School Principal
Wayne, N.J.
1998 Brian Fagan Assistant Superintendent, Fairfield (Conn.) Public Schools
1997 Donald V. DeLong Superintendent, Merced (Calif.) City School District
1996 Faye Kimsey Lakeside Elementary School Principal
Chattanooga, Tenn.
1995  No Recipient  
1994 James C. Enochs Superintendent, Modesto (Calif.) City Schools
1993 Susan Robinson Harcourt Elementary School Principal
Indianapolis, Ind.
1992 Thomas L. Gibbs Assistant Superintendent for Secodary Education, Indian Prairie School District #204
Naperville, Ill.
1991 Marilyn Blakely Director of Elementary Education, Vigo County School Corporation
Terre Haute, Ind.
1990 Dr.Richard Doremus Superintendent, Shoreham-Wading River Central School District
Shoreham, N.Y.
1989 Robert Gross Superintendent, ISD #181
Brainerd, Minn.
1988 Ralph Ricardo Superintendent, Ascension Parish School District
Donaldsville, La.
1987 Ron Wimmer Assistant Superintendent, Olathe (Kan.) District Schools
1986 William H. Phillips Superintendent, Jordan (N.Y.) Elbridge Central School District
1985 E. Wayne Harris Fairfax County School District
Alexandria, Va.