Herb Kohl

Educational Foundation, Inc

Accept a Nomination

If you have been nominated for a 2023 award, you will receive a link to the application form in late August. You will need to secure three letters of recommendation before submitting your application.  You will use the application to invite your recommenders to complete a letter of recommendation form on your behalf.  You will be able to see if they have been invited, have accepted and are drafting a letter, have completed their letter, or declined the invitation.  You will not be able to access the letters themselves.

All three letters of recommendation must be submitted before you can submit your application.  An application packet will not be considered if it has fewer than three letters of recommendation.

No extensions of time past the deadline will be granted to applicants or recommenders.  Please plan accordingly.

Nominees will be sent a link to the Kohl Outstanding Wisconsin Leadership Award online application.   To provide all nominees an equal opportunity to be considered, they must follow all instructions in the application. 

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;
6.  Positive impact on students and staff

Each nominee must submit three letters of recommendation. 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.

The link below provides helpful information on how to complete your application.  Use it as a step-by-step guide. 


 Herb Kohl Outstanding Wisconsin Leadership Award applications for 2023 must be completed and letters of recommendation submitted online on or before Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 5:00:00 p.m. central time.