AWSP President's Award

The AWSP President’s Award is given to a person outside the association who has advocated on behalf of principals and the principalship in Washington state. Recipients are chosen by the AWSP Board in consultation with the AWSP executive director. The award is presented at  the association's annual conference in June.

2015 AWSP President's Award | Jim Eisenhardt

Congratulations to Jim Eisenhardt, the recipient of AWSP’s 2015 President’s Award! Jim is a retired educator with many deep ties to AWSP. He was chosen for the award because of his commitment and support of AWSP and principals across the state.

2013 AWSP Special Recognition Award | Leadership Framework Team

On occasion, we honor individuals and groups who have achieved extraordinary results during a school year with the AWSP Special Recognition Award. 

In 2013, AWSP honored a group of practicing principals, university researchers and industry experts who created Version 2.0 of the AWSP Leadership Framework. The AWSP Leadership Framework has been adopted by nearly all the state’s 295 school districts as the framework for the state’s new required principal evaluation system. 

Version 2.0, which was released last month, includes an online library of hundreds of supporting resources for principals’ professional growth, and a user’s guide with forms and examples to help principals with the more procedural side of the evaluation process. The user’s guide is slated for release later this summer. 


  • Gene Sharratt, Ph.D. | Executive Director, Washington Student Achievement Council
  • Glenn Malone, Ed.D. | Exec. Dir. of Assessment, Accountability/School Success, Puyallup SD
  • Sally Lancaster, Ed.D. | Principal, Everett High, Everett PS
  • Larry Lashway | Formerly a Program Specialist with OSPI Professional Education and Certification 
  • Chad Lochmiller, Ph.D. | Asst. Professor, College of Education, WSU-Tri-Cities
  • Kristen Schroeder | Principal, James Sales Elementary, Franklin Pierce SD
  • Nancy Strobel | Principal, Mountain View Elementary, Puyallup SD
  • Ailene Baxter, Ed.D. | Principal, Ferrucci Jr. High, Puyallup SD
  • Brian Lowney | Principal, Emerald Ridge High School, Puyallup SD