Superintendent of the Year Nominations Due May 15
The deadline for submitting nominations in the 2013
Superintendent of the Year award program is May 15.
Candidates are chosen for their strong leadership skills,
dedication to improving the quality of education in their school
districts, commitment to public support and involvement in
education, and ability to build good employee relations among
teachers and staff members.
The Superintendent of the Year will be selected for exhib-
iting leadership in his or her school district in the following
• Student Performance
• Administration and School Climate
• School Board-Superintendent Relations
• School Improvement
• Fiscal Management
• Facilities Management
• Instructional Management
• Student Management
• Personnel Management
• School-Community Relations
Eligibility and Nominations
Any local school board holding membership in TASB may
nominate its superintendent for the award. Nominations must
be made by the board preparing the required documentation
and submitting it to the designated regional education service
center (ESC) by May 15. Entries must be either postmarked by
May 15 or delivered to the designated ESC by close of business
Nominees must have served as superintendent of the district for at least three consecutive school years, be a TASA member, meet the State Board for Educator Certification continuing
professional education requirement, and be an active superintendent at the time of the 2013 TASA/TASB Convention.
Superintendents who receive the top state award cannot
be nominated again during the following five-year period. This
rule does not apply to superintendents who were named regional winners or state finalists.
Each candidate shall submit an entry form completed by
the school board and signed by the board president, along with
a resolution indicating the board’s decision to nominate the
A basic resume (no more than three pages) with a photo of
the superintendent on a separate page should be attached with
the completed entry. Please do not submit a spiral-bound entry
or include additional documentation or photos. Response to
each major heading should be limited to one page (front only).
To save space on the final entry sent to the ESC, questions can
be deleted under each major category. Please retain headings
of the Year
and page numbers for clarity. Use a 12-point Times New Roman font, 1.5-line spacing, and 1-inch margins. Participating
districts should place an item regarding this on their next board
• May 15: Nomination submissions due to the designated
• June 28: Regional screening completed and nominations
submitted to TASB
• August 23-24: All regional winners interviewed and five
finalists chosen by TASB state selection committee
• September (at Convention): Finalists interviewed and
Superintendent of the Year chosen by TASB state selec-
• September 28: Presentation of the award at 2013 TASA/
TASB Convention in Dallas.
An entry form and resolution for the award program, as
well as other related materials, may be downloaded at tasb.org.
From the TASB home page, roll over the Services tab at the top
of the page and click on Communications + PR; select Recognition Programs from the menu at left, then select Superintendent
of the Year.
The Superintendent of the Year receives a $5,000 professional development award, which will be presented at the 2013
TASA/TASB Annual Convention. The award program is underwritten by Balfour and coordinated by TASB.
For more information, call the TASB Public Information
Office at 800.580.8272.H