Wanda Luttrell Office Professional Award Guidelines

Named in honor of KASA’s longtime office manager, the award has been presented annually since 1981 to an office professional (classified/non-administrative employee) who contributes significantly to the efforts of the administrative team, who is the pulse of the office, and exhibits resourcefulness, commitment, professionalism, and a positive attitude.


Download application/submit electronically

Past Recipients  

2024 Wanda Luttrell Office Professional
Maggie Allen, Floyd County Schools

Other Leadership Awards

Administrator of the Year

Distinguished Service Award

Fred Award  

Superintendent of the Year Award

William T. Nallia Award


Any member of the office support staff employed in a local school, district, or education organization/state agency office is eligible to be nominated for this award. Membership in a professional organization is not required. Nominees who received this award within the last ten years are ineligible to be nominated a second time. They, however, may be nominated for other KASA Awards.

Award Selection, Notification & Recognition

  • Award winner will be selected by a statewide judging panel comprised of KASA member representatives.
  • Nominators will be notified of nominee’s award status in mid-April.
  • Award winner will be recognized during a special ceremony during Office Professionals Week in April, and presented the beautiful rosewood Gears Clock and a $500 award, which symbolizes the recipient’s vital role in the daily operations of his or her school, district or organization.


  • Applications accepted through March 25
  • Note: Only one applicant per school district will be accepted.
  • Award nominations may be submitted by any KASA member. Nominations must be submitted on the official application.
  • A maximum of three additional pages of supporting materials may be submitted to enhance the application. New this year - supporting materials may be submitted in video format. Video should be uploaded to web-based platform (YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive, etc.) and the link should be included on the application. Video length should be a maximum of 4 minutes. 

Submitting a Nomination

Complete the application and forward to the KASA office as follows:

Submit Electronically:
Press the Submit Electronically button on the PDF form. (Note: if using this option, you will also need to print page 1, sign and fax to (502) 875-4634.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: If using Chrome or FireFox, you must first save pdf to your computer, then close browser and re-open saved file to complete and submit.

Mail to:
Leadership Awards Program
87 C. Michael Davenport Blvd
Frankfort, KY 40601

Fax to:
(502) 875-4634
Address cover sheet to Leadership Awards Program.

Note: Nomination packet must include application, letters of recommendation, and any supporting materials.

Miscellaneous Notes

  • All applications become the property of KASA. No material will be returned unless requested by the nominator.
  • When completing the application, please write clearly and give specific examples as to how the nominee has accomplished or addressed a particular criteria area. (Example: “Jane Smith contributes to the effectiveness of the administrative team by contacting each individual prior to a team meeting, ensuring their attendance and their participation relative to assignments previously made.”)

Applications not submitted in accordance with the stated guidelines will be disqualified.