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OASE Superintendent of the Year

OASE Superintendent of the Year


To publicly recognize the outstanding leadership of active, front-line superintendents in Oregon and to honor them at the national level with AASA as well.


  1. Must be a current Superintendent in Oregon who plans to continue in the profession.
  2. Must be a member of COSA/OASE.  If selected as Oregon’s winner, a membership in AASA will also be required.
  3. Must meet/exceed the criteria listed below.  

Please use 2 pages (maximum) to describe how they meet the following criteria and upload to the online form:

  1. Please list their Administrative Experience: Title, district, length of service.
  2. Leadership for Learning – creativity in successfully meeting the needs of students in his or her school system.
  3. Communication – strength in both personal and organizational communication.
  4. Professionalism – constant improvement of administrative knowledge and skills, while providing professional development opportunities and motivation to others on the education team.
  5. Community Involvement – active participation in local community activities and an understanding of regional, national and international issues.
  6. Supporting evidence and/or pertinent information that may aid the committee in their selection.


  1. Nomination materials will be sent to all COSA members in May.
  2. Nominators will complete the online nomination form and upload a 2 page document on how their nominee meets/exceeds the award criteria, due in Mid-August.  
  3. The OASE Executive Committee will act as the selection committee by judging the materials and by personal contact with the home districts of the nominees, if desired.
  4. The finalist and nominees will be notified within a month of the nomination due date.
  5. The finalist will complete the AASA national application, due November 1.
  6. The Superintendent of the Year will be recognized at the OSBA conference in November, at the Winter Conference at Salishan in January, and again in Seaside at the COSA Annual Conference in June. They will also receive national recognition at AASA in March.