Nomination & Selection Process
To be eligible to compete for a Leadership Award, principals should be nominated by students, parents, other teachers, community members, or administrators. Because the program's purpose is to recognize the contributions of Wisconsin school building administrators, central office administrators and superintendents are not eligible. Nominations for the 2023 Award cycle have closed. All nominations will be held for the 2024 Award cycle which opens in August 2023.
Previous Kohl Outstanding Wisconsin Leadership Award recipients are ineligible, however, principals who were nominated previously but not selected may re-apply if nominated. Principals who plan on continuing in their role during the 2023-2024 school year are eligible to be nominated and apply. Principals who previously received a Kohl teacher fellowship or a student scholarship when in high school are eligible to apply if nominated. Nominations must be submitted online.
Successful 2023 applicants' materials will be reviewed by a committee composed of principals and educators. The committee will choose principal recipients in February 2023, and applicants will be notified of their selection no later than March 2023.