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 2022 Whole Child award recipient will receive $500 sponsored by our long time partner SHAPE WA!  

The 2020 Whole Child Award recipient received $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. **The 2022 OYEA will receive 1,000 sponsored by our newest partner GALE

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2022 OYEA! Winner – JENNA PERRY, Kindergarten teacher at Bay View Elementary in the Burlington-Edison School District. 

Read about the exceptional work and instructional leadership of JENNA PERRY 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