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Administrator of the Year Awards

ACSA Region 16 Awards – Administrators of the Year


One of ACSA Region 16's priority is to ensure that school leaders in the Los Angeles Unified School District are recognized for their excellence. Through our annual awards program, we honor students, administrators and community organizations for their achievements and their dedication to public education.


Administrators of the Year Program Overview (ACSA):

A. Superintendent

L.Career Technical Education Administrator

B. Secondary Principal

M. Special Education Administrator

C. Middle Grades Principal

N. Superintendent/Principal

D. Elementary Principal

O. Business Services Administrator

E. Central Office Administrator

P. Student Services Administrator

F. Secondary Co-Administrator

Q. Curriculum & Instruction Administrator

G. Elementary Co-Administrator

R. Continuation/Educational Options Administrator

H. Classified Leader

S. Professor of Education

I.  Confidential Employee

T. Retired Administrator

J. Personnel/Human Resources Administrator

U. Technology Administrator

K. Adult Education Administrator



Special Awards Category:

  • Ferd J. Kiesel Memorial Distinguished Service Award (Significant impact to education)
  • Marcus Foster Memorial Award for Administrator Excellence (Significant contributions to education)
  • Robert E. Kelly Award (Retired – Contributes to education)
  • Valuing Diversity Award (Promote diversity for all)
  • Partners in Educational Excellence Award (Exemplary school-community partnership)
Administrators of the Year Program Overview (ACSA Region 16 ONLY):
Span School Principal Early Education Administrator
Early Education Center Principal Operations Administrator

***Potential candidates for these four categories must use a paper application (left column) and emailed to Michelle Barker, President-Elect***



All entries must be submitted online at

 Contact Michelle Barker, President-Elect for further assistance at