Herb Kohl

Educational Foundation, Inc

Accept a Nomination


Public school nominees will be sent a link to the Kohl Principal Leadership Award application no later than October 11, 2017. In order to provide all nominees an equal opportunity, they must follow all instructions in the application form. 

Nominees will be evaluated on the following:
1.  Personal educational philosophy;
2.  How they work to raise achievement for all students;
3.  Innovative projects/programs;
4.  Commitment to their community;
5.  Unrealized goals for their schools or professional development; and
6.  Positive impact on students and staff.

Each nominee must submit three letters of recommendation as outlined in the application. Letters may come from current or former students, parents, community members, colleagues in a professional association not directly linked to the nominee’s school or district, or university or college professors.  Letters should enhance the nominee’s application by illustrating specific examples of the principal’s skills and contributions, knowledge, or attributes emphasized in the application materials.

Kohl Principal Leadership nominees must submit their completed applications online no later than Friday, December 1, 2017. 

The Association of Wisconsin School Administrators (AWSA) will review each applicant’s packet for necessary materials and completeness. Successful applicants' materials will be forwarded to a State Selection Committee by Monday, January 15, 2018. Representatives of the Kohl Educational Foundation, CESAs and MPS, the Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools, the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, and state education-related associations serve on the State Selection Committee. The committee will convene in late January 2018, to score applications.  Applicants who are selected to receive a Leadership Award will be contacted by the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation in early March.