The applications period for the 2020 Awards Program has closed.
Check back in October 2020 for next year's nomination information. Good luck to all of our 2020 nominees! 

 OAESA Recognition Programs   

OAESA Hall of Fame School Recognition Program   

Exemplary educational programs that go above and beyond meeting the needs of students in elementary and middle level schools across the state are recognized annually through the OAESA Hall of Fame School Recognition Program. This award has been distributed since 1984.

Congratulations, 2019 Winners
  • Fort Loramie Elementary, Fort Loramie Local Schools

  • Heritage Hill Elementary, Princeton City Schools

  • J.W. Reason Elementary, Hilliard City Schools

  • Kirtland Elementary, Kirtland Local Schools

  • Lincoln Elementary, Wadsworth City Schools

  • Prairie Lincoln Elementary, South-Western City Schools

  • Springdale Elementary, Princeton City Schools

OAESA 2019 NAESP National Distinguished Principal Award

Honorees are selected by their colleagues for achievements above and beyond those expected in the usual school program. The criterion for the selection of the OAESA Distinguished Principal Award winner(s) has been set by OAESA, NAESP, and the United States Department of Education. OAESA has been recognizing Ohio's outstanding administrators since 1984.

Patti Schlaegel
Granby Elementary, Worthington City Schools


OAESA Outstanding Assistant Principal Award

Scott Astey
Wilcox Primary School, Twinsburg City Schools

OAESA Secretary of the Year Award

Eileen Ramus
Ayersville Elementary School, Ayersville Local Schools

OAESA D. Richard Murray Service Award

To recognize D. Richard Murray, Emeritus OAESA Executive Director, the OAESA Board of Directors has annually presented an award to an individual who has provided outstanding service to benefit administrators and the children they serve during the most recent year

OAESA 2019 D. Richard Murray Service Award, Dr. Lucy Ozvat