Awards Overview

There are two parts to the WSASCD State Recognition Awards program: 1) the State Whole Child Awards, and 2) the Outstanding Young Educator Award.

   The State Whole Child Award  is designed to acknowledge and honor a school that has made significant contributions to student learning by creating a school culture with programs that exemplify two or more of the five tenets of The Whole Child Initiative: Healthy, Safe, Engaged, Supported, and Challenged.  Any school that meets the criteria may be nominated.  The Whole Child Award is presented at a venue within the recipient’s school district.

The 2019 Whole Child Award recipient will receive $500 sponsored by SHAPE Washington


CONGRATULATIONS to the 2019 Whole Child Award Winner

:: Jemtegaard Middle School! ::

Read about the wonderful work they are doing at Jemtegaard Middle School here.

   The Outstanding Young Educator Award  is designed to acknowledge an emerging educational leader -40 years of age and younger and who is recognized as a “rising star.”  This is an educator who demonstrates exemplary practices within the education community.  This award is presented annually in the fall WSASCD event or a mutually agreed upon event within the recipients school district.

The 2019 OYEA Award recipient will receive a $500 gift card to Kaplan Early Learning Comany, sponsored by:


CONGRATULATIONS to the 2019 OYEA! Winner – Mrs. Jessica Saddler, teacher at Leaona Libby Middle School in Richland School District. 

Read about the exceptional work and accomplishments of Mrs. Saddler here.

Past State Award Winners from 2001 to present.

For Information on State Awards Recognition Program, contact Executive Coordinator: Carrie Lam at