Awards Overview

Nominations for 2021 awards program has been extedned: DEADLINE EXTENDED MAY 1st!

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.

Washington State Whole Child Award Nomination Form

The 2020 Whole Child Award recipient will receive $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.

Washington State Outstanding Young Educator Award Nomination Form

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2020 OYEA! Winner – Shannon Fischer, third grade teacher at North Bend Elementary in the Snoqualmie Valley School District. 

Read about the exceptional work and accomplishments of Shannon Fischer 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