ACSA Annual Award Program

State, Region and Charter ACSA members may be nominated to be honored for outstanding performance and achievement as Administrators of the Year in various job-alike categories. Awards recognize outstanding performance and achievement by individual administrators, classified managers or confidential employees. Charters begin the process by nominating and recognizing individuals at the charter level. Awardees selected at the Charter level may be forwarded for regional recognition. Region nominees and award winners are recognized at the Annual Region 2 Gala. Selected regional awardees may be forwarded to state ACSA for state recognition.

Region 2 also has its own “Region 2 Sam LaCara Administrator of the Year” award winner which is separate from ACSA. This can be any administrator at any level.

Below are 3 forms to assist you in completing this year’s Administrator of the Year Awards. Each charter should be developing a process to select its recipients in each of the 19 categories, plus a student for the Every Student Succeeds program. NOTE:  Forms may be completed online if you have Adobe Reader 8.0 or newer.

The first form is an overview of ACSA’s state awards program. The second link is the actual form that your charter needs to complete for each of its recipients to forward on to the Region. The Region will select one candidate from all the nominees in each category; plus one student. Additionally, if your charter also nominates an “Administrator of the Year for Region 2” the Region will select one nominee as well.

There are several other state ACSA awards that you can nominate someone for. They have to be approved by the Region, however. They include the Ferd J. Kiesel, Robert E. Kelly, Valuing Diversity, Partners in Educational Excellence, and Outstanding Media Coverage of Public Education. See ACSA’s web site (link below) for the forms if you are interested in nominating someone from your Charter.

  • Use the Region AOY Nomination form [not the state form] for this first review.
  • The submission date for Region awards has been changed to November 30. These applications must be submitted to David Swart prior to the December meeting or brought to the meeting by the charter president.
  • Charter presidents and the Region Past President will meet on December 2 to select the Region winners and recommend nominations to go forward for state consideration. Those suggested for forwarding to the state will complete the total state AOY form [links below to state forms].
  • January 6 the Award Committee will meet again to select the nominations to move forward to the state. Please ensure that your applications are typed and follow the correct instructions regarding limits on the number of pages, etc. It is expected that applications will be high quality, fully completed applications. The Region 2 deadline for state AOY consideration is December 31 or nomination forms may be brought to the January 6 Award Committee meeting by your charter president and/or representative.

Do not put off this important recognition opportunity for our colleagues.

2017 Award Overview

2017 Region Admin. of the Year form (use for charter and region nominations)

Administrator of the Year Nomination form (use for state nominations)

Every Student Succeeding Nomination form (see overview for additional information)

2017 Region 2 Sam LaCara AOY

Other available Award Applications:

Ferd J. Kiesel Award

Robert E Kelly Award

Marcus Foster Award

Valuing Diversity Award

Partners in Educational Excellence Award

Outstanding Media Coverage of Public Education

Link to state ACSA Award website

If you have any questions, please contact:

David Swart, Superintendent
Rescue Elementary School District
2390 Bass Lake Road
Rescue, CA 95672
Fax: 530/ 677-0719
Email:  David Swart