Membership and Benefits
Awards and Scholarships
James V. and Dorothy B. Moon Scholarship Program
Are you a superintendent or an aspiring superintendent? Are you pursuing graduate study to become the best superintendent you can be? Do you know there are scholarships available through IASA to help offset the costs of your coursework? Established in 1993 in memory of Dr. James V. Moon, a former superintendent at Morton High School District, the James V. and Dorothy B. Moon Scholarship program is committed to improving the education and qualifications of school administrators. Since its inception, 67 scholarships totaling nearly $143,000 have been awarded to current or aspiring superintendents.
Practicing school administrators in Illinois qualify if they are college graduates pursuing an advanced degree in educational administration at an accredited college or university. Several scholarships ($2,500 minimum each) are awarded each year and are paid directly to the college or university to cover tuition, fees and/or textbook expenses. To get more information on the application and awards process, contact Cherry Middleton at 217/753-2213 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A list of this year's recipients is available by clicking here.
IASA Exemplary Service to Education Award
The IASA Exemplary Service to Education Award, now in its ninth year, is presented during the IASA Annual Conference. Though the award is not yet well known statewide, this will change as the award achieves maturity. It is well on its way to becoming a prestigious award. One only needs to review the growing list of outstanding educator recipients to see how this will occur. This award is presented to individuals in recognition of exemplary leadership contributions to Illinois public schools, the field of school administration and students. Past recipients of the award are listed below.
Superintendent of the Year Program
This award, presented annually by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), ARAMARK Education, ING and VALIC recognizes outstanding leadership among the ranks of superintendents. The recipients are listed beginning with the first year of IASA’s sponsorship of this award. Congratulations to Dr. Jane L. Westerhold for receiving this year’s award! Click here to read the press release on Dr. Westerhold.
Presidential Citations are awards presented to individuals who the President believes have made a contribution to public education. The President is limited to no more than five Presidential Citations.
Each region may award up to two Presidential Citations each year. The citations are to be awarded to individuals who are not now involved in public education as a professional educator.
Nominations from Region members should be made to the Director of the Region.
By January, the Board of Director member shall inform the region membership of the nominations.
An election of the nominations for the two Presidential Citations, either by ballot in writing or by election during a regional meeting, may be conducted by March each year.
The Board of Director Member shall inform the IASA Office of the citation recipients for their inclusion in the IASA Newsletter.
Please contact Cherry Middleton, IASA Executive Secretary/Office Manager for additional information.
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