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 Awards  are designed to acknowledge and honor schools :that have made significant contributions to student learning by creating a school culture with programs that exemplify one 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 Awards are presented at a venue within the recipient’s school district.

The Outstanding Young Educator Award  is designed to acknowledge young educators (40 and younger and who is recognized as a “rising star”).  The award is presented annually at the WSASCD Annual Conference in the Fall.

Past State Award Winners from 2001 to present.


For Information on the 2017 State Awards Recognition Program, contact Carrie Lam, executive coordinator, Washington State ASCD at