Please read about OAESA's award programs by clicking on each program in the box to the right or by scrolling down the page. If you would like to send us a nomination, click on the PDFs to the brochures below. Inside each are details about nomination requirements, deadlines, and additional information about the programs.
Exemplary educational programs that go above and beyond meeting the needs of students in elementary and middle level schools across the state are recognized annually through the OAESA Hall of Fame School Recognition Program. This award has been distributed since 1984.
Honorees are selected by
their colleagues for achievements above and
beyond those expected in the usual school
program. The criterion for the selection of
the OAESA Distinguished Principal has been
set by OAESA, NAESP, and the United States
Department of Education. OAESA has been
recognizing Ohio's outstanding
administrators since 1984.
Congratulations 2012 Distinguished
Principal Award Winner: Erin Simpson, principal of Overlook Elementary in the Wadsworth City School District. Erin will represent Ohio in October as the 2012 recipient of the prestigious National Distinguished Principal (NDP) Award from the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP).
Erin graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and obtained her Master of Arts degree in education and principal's certification from the University of Akron. She has served as the principal of the Overlook Elementary since 2008. Previously she worked at Lincoln Elementary in Wadsworth City Schools and taught in the Medina City School at Al Root Middle School and HG Blake Elementary.
Congratulations 2012 Distinguished Assistant Principal Award Winner: Robyn Fette, from Hubbard Elementary in the Hubbard Exempted Village School district. She graduated from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and obtained her Master of Science degree in Educational Administration from the Westminster College. Robyn has furthered her education and is working toward her doctorate degree through the SAIL for Education program and Concordia University. She previously taught at Roosevelt Elementary with Hubbard Exempted Village Schools and at North Elementary in the Youngstown City Schools.
To recognize D. Richard Murray, Emeritus
OAESA Executive Director, the OAESA Board of
Directors has annually presented an award to an
individual who has provided outstanding service
benefitting administrators and the children they
serve during the most recent year.
Congratulations 2012 D. Richard Murray
Service Award Winner:
Stephen Zinser of St. Vivian Elementary, Cincinnati Archdiocese. He was selected as this year's honoree based on his level of service and commitment to OAESA. Stephen has been a dedicated member and served on the OAESA Board of Directors as the Zone 2 Director from 1991 through 1992 and as OAESA President from 1993-1994.
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