Administrator of the Year
CHSPA Administrator of the Year
For the 2-page Nomination Form PDF, clickAOY Nomination form Please note: the deadline for postmarked nominations has been changed to April 30 (not the previous March 31).
Since 1994 the Colorado High School Press Association has awarded one administrator each year. Recipients are outstanding administrators who are honored for their encouragement of journalism education within their school or district. The award is presented annually at the CHSPA state conference in October.
1. Support of Journalism Education
Provides curricular leadership that places journalism/mass media classes within credit offerings in the language arts program.
Supports journalism/mass media classes by hiring and supporting qualified teachers in those areas.
Provides resources necessary to maintain quality journalism and mass media classes – equipment, physical facilities, texts and other materials, to encourage student journalists’ academic and personal growth.
2.Support of School Publications/Media
Provides a qualified adviser who coordinates students to work on school newspapers, news magazines, yearbooks and/or other media.
Follows guidelines consistent with the First Amendment to the Constitution and Colorado law regarding students’ right to freedom of expression.
Provides physical facilities, equipment and budgets to assure the maintenance and growth of successful school media outlets.
3. Active contribution to education in general
Acknowledged for outstanding educational/administrative leadership.
Affiliated with local, state and/or national educational organizations.
Note: The candidate must be an active administrator at the time of the nomination.