Awards Overview

Washington State ASCD’s awards program includes two annual state awards: 1) the Whole Child Award 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 2020 Whole Child Award recipient recieved $500 sponsored by SHAPE Washington


CONGRATULATIONS to the 2020 Whole Child Award Winner

:: Lacey Elementary School! ::

The Whole Child Award was presented to Lacey Elementary during a virtual staff meeting.

Read about the wonderful work they are doing at Lacey Elementary School in the press release 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.

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2021 OYEA! Winner – Molly Strand, Kindergarten teacher at Mullenix Ridge Elementary in the South Kitsap School District. 

Read about the exceptional work and accomplishments of Molly Strand in the press release here.

Past State Award Winners from 2001 to present.

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