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 2022 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 Region 6 Awards Dinner on April 28, 2022. They do not have to be ACSA members; however, Region winners must be ACSA members.

Complete Nomination Packets must be submitted by January 22, 2022 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, 2021
Training at the region level August  2021
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: 

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 22, 2022. Note: Online platform closes on this date.

August 1, 2021 – January 22, 2022
Region 6 Nomination Committee meets to review nominations of Charter winners and select Region winners February 1, 2022
ACSA State deadline for Region nominations. Region winners become finalists for State Awards. February 10, 2022
ACSA Region 6 Awards Dinner
All Region 6 nominees and winners will be honored.
April 28, 2022

2021 ACSA Region 6 Administrators of the Year

Region 6 Awards Celebration program

Superintendent: Matt Wayne, Hayward USD

Secondary Principal: Kevin Ahern, San Ramon Valley USD

Middle Grades Principal: Lorianne Ventura, Dublin USD

Elementary Principal: Jeffrey Varner, Pittsburg USD

Central Office Administrator: Pam VandeKamp, Pleasanton USD

Secondary Co-Administrator: Lauren Falkner, San Ramon Valley USD

Elementary Co-Administrator: Sara Roat, Antioch USD

Classified Leader: Gary Krebbs, Castro Valley USD

Confidential Employee: Terri Saenz, Livermore Valley JUSD

Personnel Human Resources Administrator: Keith Rogenski, San Ramon Valley USD

Adult Education Administrator: Jonathan Roselin, Mt. Diablo USD

 Career Technical Administrator: Dan Hanel, Contra Costa COE

Special Education Administrator: Yoko Ostreicher, Castro Valley USD

Business Services Administrator: Shariq Khan, Alameda USD

Student Services Administrator: Ed Diolazo, Pleasanton USD

Curriculum & Instruction Administrator: Terri Elkin, Alameda USD

Continuation/Ed Options Administrator: Erik Taylor, Livermore Valley JUSD

Technology Administrator: Tracey Logan, West Contra Costa USD

Valuing Diversity Award: Jorge Melgoza, Mt. Diablo USD

Partners in Educational Excellence Award: Union City Family Center, New Haven USD