District Administration Awards of Distinction

District Administration’s National Awards Program

District Administration is now accepting applications for its National Awards Program, honoring outstanding K12 school districts and visionary leaders across the nation! This prestigious program aims to recognize and celebrate innovative initiatives that have delivered measurable results, revolutionizing education within school districts.

The deadline is September 6, 2024, so enter today!
National Awards

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Click on each tab to view the criteria for nomination/submission and selection.

INSPIRING REPLICABLE SUCCESS STORIES

At the heart of Districts of Distinction is the belief that remarkable, home-grown programs can inspire and be replicated by educators nationwide. We are searching for pioneering initiatives that have made a significant impact on student achievement, engagement, and overall educational excellence. By sharing these successful models, we empower educators to build similar programs in their districts, fostering positive change in education nationwide.

Categories

  • Future Focused Schools
  • EdTech Innovation
  • Academic Excellence
  • Special Programs
  • School Safety
  • Wellness

Criteria for Selecting Winners

Innovative Practices: Recognizing districts that have implemented innovative and successful approaches to address educational challenges, improve student outcomes, or enhance community engagement.

Student Achievement: Acknowledging districts that have demonstrated significant improvements in student achievement, including academic performance, graduation rates, or closing achievement gaps.

Community Impact: Evaluating districts that have positively impacted their communities through initiatives such as partnerships with local organizations, community service programs, or outreach efforts.

Honoring Visionaries in Education

Leaders of Distinction provides an exceptional platform to recognize individual leaders who have demonstrated exceptional vision, executed innovative strategies, and achieved remarkable results.
WHO SHOULD APPLY:
We are seeking extraordinary Superintendents, Cabinet Leaders, Technology Leaders, and Principals who have spearheaded transformative initiatives, paving the way for progress within their districts.

Criteria for Selecting Winners

visionary leadership: Identifying leaders who have demonstrated a clear and inspiring vision for their district, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement.

educational impact: Recognizing leaders who have implemented effective strategies resulting in improved student outcomes, increased graduation rates, or enhanced educational opportunities.

collaborative engagement: Considering leaders who have successfully engaged stakeholders, such as teachers, staff, parents, and the community, in the decision-making process and built strong relationships to support student success

Recognizing Leadership Excellence

Recognizing women who have exhibited exceptional leadership skills in the education field, inspiring and empowering others to achieve their full potential, resulting in improved student outcomes, increased graduation rates, or enhanced educational opportunities.

Criteria for Selecting Winners

leadership EXCELLENCE: Recognizing women who have exhibited exceptional leadership skills in the education field, inspiring and empowering others to achieve their full potential, resulting in improved student outcomes, increased graduation rates, or enhanced educational opportunities

ADVOCACY & EQUITY: Evaluating candidates who have been champions for educational equity, advocating for inclusive policies, and promoting opportunities for marginalized student populations.

Superintendent of the Year

The prestigious Superintendent of the Year Award, a celebration of exceptional leadership and extraordinary commitment to excellence in education. This award honors bold and courageous leaders who have demonstrated unparalleled dedication to fostering academic success, cultivating culture, building strong and innovative systems, and driving transformative changes within their schools and communities.

Criteria for Selecting Winners

educational leadership: Demonstrated ability to lead a school district with vision, fostering a positive and inclusive learning environment that promotes student achievement and well-being.

community engagement: Proven success in building strong partnerships with parents, community leaders, and local organizations to support and enhance educational outcomes.

innovation in education: Implementation of groundbreaking strategies and programs that drive academic excellence, equity, and continuous improvement across all levels of the school district.

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Finalists from each award category will be notified

Winners of the District Administration National Awards Program will be announced at the highly anticipated District Administration Leadership Institute Superintendent Summit, December 18-20, 2024, in Naples, Florida. This esteemed event brings together influential education leaders nationwide to share insights, strategies, and best practices.

Award recipients will be center stage to showcase their accomplishments at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) in January 2025, where they can inspire and connect with educators from around the globe.