Administrators of the Year and Friends of Education


The Administrator of the Year (AOY) Nomination deadline is January 18, 2024 @ 11:59 pm.


Work with your district and charter leaders to ensure that your district is represented in these important awards. 


As you make your selections and before submitting your AOY nominations, please keep your Superintendent informed of the administrators that are being nominated from your district's ACSA Charter.


OC AOY Winners will be recognized during a Celebration Dinner at the Irvine Marriott on May 13, 2024


If you have questions, please reach out! [email protected]


One of ACSA's priorities is to ensure that school leaders are recognized for their excellence. Through our annual awards program, we honor students, administrators, and community organizations for their achievements and their dedication to public education at both the regional and state levels.

The nomination window is open


Resources for the 2024 program are now available on the Awards Program website at under the Help & Resources tab, including:

  • Overview of 2024 program and award categories.
  • “What you need to nominate” summaries for each award category.
  • FAQ (general, supporting documents, and eligibility) and tips for successful nominations.
  • Tutorial videos for the online platform and region award managers (Please be sure to watch if this is your first time.)


The ACSA Awards online platform link contains helpful documents and demo videos


Users with previous accounts will use the same login credentials and won’t need to register a new account.