Lifetime Achievement Awards


Barbara Robey Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award honors an individual who has made outstanding contributions in support of public education and ASBA’s mission through servant leadership over an extended period of time.


Lifetime Achievement Award

In 2007, the Arizona School Boards Association established the Barbara Robey ASBA Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors the service of Mrs. Robey, who, for more than three decades was a tireless servant leader and advocate for Arizona public education and the children of our state during her tenure as an ASBA employee and through her ongoing volunteerism. Mrs. Robey was the first recipient of the award.

Award Criteria

Each nominee will be judged, first and foremost, on:

  • The impact of the nominee’s service on public education throughout Arizona.
  • Service performed must have significantly benefitted the students and/or staff of ASBA member districts over time.
  • The nominee’s public image and character will be of paramount consideration.
  • Nominees may have been the recipient of other awards presented by ASBA in past years.
  • Questions concerning the nomination procedure should be directed to the executive director of ASBA.


There will be no Barbara Robey Lifetime Achievement Award given out this year. Instead, we will be celebrating our past recipients.

Past Winners