Each year members Region 6 nominates exemplary individuals for numerous awards ACSA sponsors. These awards recognize individuals and bring distinction to the individual’s school/district. For more information, visit state ACSA’s About Us page and click on the Awards Program tab.

The 2021 ACSA Award Program is open for nominations. Nomination forms are available on the ACSA Awards PlatformWatch a short demo of the new online platform to find out how you can nominate your colleagues, or read frequently asked questions.

All Charter winners will be recognized at the Leadership Summit Awards Dinner (Date TBD). They do not have to be ACSA members; however, Region winners must be ACSA members.

Complete Nomination Packets must be submitted by January 14, 2021 to be considered for Region 6 and State recognition.

Awards include:

  • Ferd Kiesel Distinguished Service Award
  • Marcus Foster Memorial Award
  • Robert E. Kelly Retiree Award
  • Administrators of the Year – nominees are honored in job-alike categories
  • Valuing Diversity Award – member whose work in promoting diversity epitomizes ACSA’s mission
  • Partners in Educational Excellence – programs and businesses that collaborate to support education

One letter of recommendation must be included with nomination


Nominations for 2021 program open August 1, 2020
Training at the region level August 14, 2020
Work with Charter President on your Charter’s nomination process. Each charter determines its charter winners submitted to Region 6. Charter winners become Region nominees. Charter Presidents must be notified of all nominations.

Contact Pam Hughes, Vice President/Programs and Awards Committee Chair with any questions at: phughes@fusdk12.net

Nominator must send a photo of the nominee (in JPEG format and nominee’s name as file name) to Pam Hughes.

Charter Presidents should submit a list of their charter winners and nominees to Pam Hughes by January 14, 2021. Note: Online platform closes on this date.

August 1, 2020 – January 14, 2021
Region 6 Nomination Committee meets to review nominations of Charter winners and select Region winners January 28, 2021
ACSA State deadline for Region nominations. Region winners become finalists for State Awards. February 4, 2021
ACSA Region 6 Awards Dinner
All Region 6 nominees and winners will be honored.

Congratulations to the 2020 Region 6 Administrators of the Year!

  • Superintendent, Stephanie Anello, Antioch USD
  • Secondary Principal, Matt Chamberlain, Martinez USD
  • Middle Grades Principal, Lindsay Wisely, Antioch USD
  • Elementary Principal, Akilah Byrd, Newark USD
  • Central Office Administrator, Leonor Rebosura, Newark USD
  • Secondary Co-Administrator, Roxana Mohammed, Livermore Valley JUSD
  • Elementary Co-Administrator, Matthew Sloan, West Contra Costa USD
  • Classified Leader, Dominic Machi, Mt. Diablo USD
  • Confidential Employee, Ann Wehrlie, San Lorenzo USD
  • Human Resources Administrator, Melissa Theide, Livermore Valley JUSD
  • Adult Education Administrator, Cynthia Paige Endo, Mt. Diablo USD
  • Special Education Administrator, Jenny Vargas, Mt. Diablo USD
  • Business Services Administrator, Liz Robbins, Liberty UHSD
  • Student Services Administrator, Chris Calabrese, Brentwood UESD
  • Curriculum & Instruction Administrator, Aida Glimme, Acalanes UHSD
  • Continuation/Ed Options Administrator, Julie Calderon, Newark USD
  • Technology Administrator, Robyn Odell-Kondo, Alameda USD
  • Valuing Diversity Award, Amy McNamara, Acalanes UHSD
  • Partners in Educational Excellence Award, CARE Parent Network, Oakley UESD

A virtual celebration of all Region winners and nominees was held on October 22, 2020.

For the recording of the event, click here. Use Passcode: N!y%1v$v

For videos of our winners, click here.

For slide deck, click here.