Award Nominations for the 2021-2022 school year are CLOSED!

Award Nominations will open in the fall.

Congratulations to our 2021 Award Winners!    

2021 Ohio NAESP National Distinguished Principal: Bonnie Kubec of Walter Kidder Elementary, Brunswick City Schools

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 Ohio NAESP National Distinguished Principal Award winner has been set by OAESA, NAESP, and the United States Department of Education. OAESA has been recognizing outstanding administrators since 1984. 

OAESA 2021 Secretary of the Year Award: Barb Arnett, Emerson Primary, Sidney City Schools

OAESA 2021 D. Richard Murray Award: Paolo A. DeMaria, Former Ohio Superintendent of Public Instruction

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 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.

2021 Hall of Fame School Winners:

Sharonville Elementary, Princeton City Schools

Evendale Elementary, Princeton City Schools

Seven Mile Elementary, Edgewood City Schools

Franklin Elementary, Wadsworth City Schools

Fairfax Elementary, Mentor Exempted Village Schools

Kean Elementary, Wooster City Schools

East Woods School (now East Woods Intermediate), Hudson City Schools

Fairborn Intermediate School, Fairborn City Schools

Fairfield Elementary, Maumee City Schools