Administrator of the Year Program and Scholarship Awards
2021 Administrators of the Year
Assistant Secondary Principal of the Year - Dan Phipps, Mason City
Central Office Administrator of the Year - Craig Barnum, Cedar Rapids
Elementary Principal of the Year - Chris deNeui, Nevada
Middle Level Principal of the Year - Zach Dillavou, Forest City
Secondary Principal of the Year - Brian Downing, Okoboji
Superintendent of the Year - Russ Adams, MOC-Floyd Valley
Award Nomination Process
- Nominations for 2022 awards closed April 1, 2021. Review respective award criteria before submitting a nomination.
- SAI district officers will review all nominations received for their respective SAI district and submit one nominee per award category. Those nominees must then submit a formal application provided to them by June 30.
- A committee of peers will review the formal applications received in each award category, invite three finalists for an interview and select the award recipient.
- Recipients are recognized at the association's Annual Conference.
Guidelines for eligibility and the process for selecting each award's recipients
The official SAI district nominee's completed application must arrive at the SAI office by June 30 for all awards. (See nominations above.)
Listing of previous winners by category
SAI annually awards scholarships to graduating seniors in the performing arts. The 2020-21 recipients are:
- Instrumentalist - Sierra Meyer, a 2021 graduate of Trinity Christian High School, selected by the Iowa Bandmasters Association
- Speaker - Andrew Kloser, a 2021 graduate of Maquoketa Valley High School, selected by the Iowa High School Speech Association