KWLA Awards

Outstanding Administrator Award

Award Description

The Outstanding Administrator Award recognizes a school administrator who has demonstrated exemplary support of world language learning and teaching at his/her institution, community, or in the state.

SPECIAL NOTE: KWLA defines 'Administrator' as an education professional serving at the levels of K-12 in the positions of school principal, assistant principal, guidance counselor, district instructional supervisor, superintendent, or assistant superintendent, and at the level of post-secondary in the positions of academic dean, director, provost, or president, or the equivalent thereof for institutions where the titles differ from those mentioned here.

Award Criteria*

  1. Must have offered outstanding leadership in promoting the study of world languages in his/her institution, community, or in the state
  2. Must have given exceptional support for world language programs in his/her institution, community, or in the state
  3. Must have helped to improve the quality of world language teaching and learning at his/her institution, in the community, or in the state
  4. All things being equal, preference will be given to administrators whose responsibilities lie mainly outside of world languages

Award Nomination Evidence**

  1.  Letter of endorsement from a professional colleague outlining the impact the administrator has made at his/her institution, in the community, or in the state

Award Nomination Procedures

  • Select a candidate who meets the award criteria listed above*
  • Fill out the online nomination form
  • Work with your nominee to make sure that all of the required “Award Nomination Evidence”** is submitted by the deadline to the KWLA Awards Committee Chair at: awards@kwla.org
Have any further questions about awards and nomination procedures? Please contact the KWLA Awards Committee Chair anytime at: awards@kwla.org

DISCLAIMER: A press release for winners of the Outstanding Teacher Award will be published within a week after the conference. Press releases for all other awards winners will be available by request only.