Administrator of the Year Program

2023 Administrator of the Year Awards

Arts Administrator of the Year - Doug Jiskoot, West Lyon
Assistant Secondary Principal of the Year - Dustin Smith, Nevada
Central Office Administrator of the Year - TBD, Spring 2023
Elementary Principal of the Year - TBD, Spring 2023
Middle Level Principal of the Year - Toby Young, MMCRU
Secondary Principal of the Year - Jacob Feldmann, Western Dubuque
Superintendent of the Year - Kristen Rickey, West Delaware County

Award Nomination Process

  1. Nominations for 2024 awards are open until April 1, 2023. Review respective award criteria before making a nomination.
  2. Nominations are first reviewed at the SAI District level, then each of the nine SAI Districts may submit one nominee per category to the SAI office for consideration. Nominees who are selected to move forward in the process will be contacted and provided with application materials after May 1. This four-page application with three supporting letters is due at the SAI office by June 30.
  3. 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.
  4. Recipients are recognized at the association's Annual Conference.

Award Criteria

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.)

Past Recipients 

Listing of previous winners by category