THE RISING STAR FEMALE LEADER AWARD
Established in 2012, the Rising Star Female Leader Award is presented to a woman educator who demonstrates the traits of an outstanding leader and is viewed by her colleagues as an individual with great potential to contribute significantly to education in Virginia.
PURPOSE OF AWARD
This award is presented to a WELV member who demonstrates a strong commitment to students and who has already demonstrated leadership characteristics that inspire other women educators and extend her sphere of influence. She is viewed by her colleagues as an individual with the potential to develop her leadership abilities and to have a profound impact on the future of education in Virginia.
CRITERIA FOR CONSIDERATION
2016 Kim Evans, Assistant Superintendent, Hopewell
2015 Jennifer Cavanaugh, Assistant Principal, Loudon County
2012 Staci England, Assistant Principal, Albemarle County
If you would like to nominate a candidate for the 2017 Rising Star Female Leadership Award, you are asked to submit the following documents:
1. A letter nominating the candidate. This letter should provide evidence of how the candidate fulfills the specific criteria stated in the description of the award.
2. A resume of the candidate.
3. Two letters of recommendation from individuals who know the nominee well and can speak to her accomplishments.
The Nominations Committee of the WELV Board will review completed nomination packets and make recommendations, based on stated criteria, to the full WELV Board for a final decision. The award is given as appropriate; it may not be conferred this year. If the Board selects a winner of the 2017 award, it will be bestowed on her at the WELV Annual Conference in Charlottesville on March 17, 2017.