Overview of KASA's
Please accept our invitation to nominate individuals from
your school district for one of KASA's distinctive awards. By doing so, you help
us recognize Kentucky's outstanding school administrators and support staff for
the commitment and passion they exude. We seek to honor the very best leaders in
education for the visionary and exemplary manner in which they perform their
daily tasks. They have devoted their lives to educating Kentucky's children, and
they deserve our earnest thanks.
Learn more about an award and
submit nominations below
Distinguished Service Award | Past Recipients
Presented to an individual
who is retired (or will retire with the close of the current school year), and
has exhibited exemplary education leadership ability and brought honor to his or
her colleagues, the profession, and KASA.
Administrator of the Year Award | Past Recipients
Recognizes one building
level and one district level school administrator who has made outstanding
educational contributions in Kentucky’s public schools through exceptional
leadership and service to the association
Office Professional Award | Past Recipients
This award is presented to an office professional
who has contributed significantly to the efforts of a school or district
administrative team. The award recipient will be recognized during Office
Professionals Week and receive a $500 gift.
Fred Award | Past Recipients | 2023 Fred Finalists
Inspired by well-known
author Mark Sanborn, the award is named in honor of Fred Shea, the subject of
Sanborn’s national bestseller, The Fred Factor. The award seeks to
honor an individual who exudes a Fred-like spirit of service, innovation, and
commitment to others, positively influencing and impacting the lives of those in
the school community.
Superintendent of the Year Award | Past Recipients
The Superintendent of the Year Award allows KASA to recognize and honor Kentucky’s superintendents for the contributions they make every day advocating for public education, our children, and our future.
William T. Nallia Award
Presented annually to an
education leader who reflects a spirit of innovation and cutting-edge leadership
while bringing higher levels of success and learning to all children.
The Telescopic Award is given to those who are visionary in their dedication to improving education.
Friend of Education Award
Presented periodically to individuals who have gone the extra mile during their careers to foster and promote public education in Kentucky.
Benny Dunning Pay It Forward Student Scholarship
The Benny Dunning Pay It Forward Scholarship is awarding $2,500 to two seniors from Kentucky public high school. The scholarship is designed to help students in need who plan to attend college in the fall. The award must be applied toward student’s tuition expenses for attending a Kentucky college/university, technical school, or other institution of higher learning.