School Board Member of The Year Award

AWARDS

Barbara Robey school board member of the year award

The Barbara Robey School Board Member of the Year Award honors an individual who has contributed outstanding service and contributions performed must have significantly benefitted his or her school district community.

The prestigious ASBA Barbara Robey School Board Member of the Year Award recognizes a school board member who has contributed outstanding service and contributions performed must have significantly benefitted his or her school district community. 

Selection Criteria

Each nominee is evaluated on the impact of his or her service to public education initiatives. The outstanding service and contributions performed must have significantly benefitted his or her school district community. Servant leadership is highly valued, and the nominee’s public image and character will be of paramount consideration, as well.

    Important Dates

    • Nominations Close: Aug. 29, 2024, at 5 p.m.
    • Recipient Selected: Sept. 5, 2024
    • Recipient Notified: No later than Sept. 12, 2024
    • Video Production: October and November 2024
    • Award Presentation: Dec. 7, 2024

    Nominations

    Nominations will be accepted from individuals representing any area of Arizona education including, but not limited to, board members, administrators, teachers, volunteers, support staff, staff of education nonprofits, and elected and appointed office holders. Nominations must be submitted on the official entry form and received by the deadline. (Nominations not selected do not rollover for consideration from year to year.

    Submissions

    To nominate a school board member please fill out the gravity form to completion when it is available.

    Selection

    The ASBA Board of Directors selects the recipient at its September meeting. The Board of Directors is composed of five executive officers that make up the Executive Committee, and 17 County Directors – one for each county in Arizona, with two for Pima and Maricopa Counties due to their higher populations. The chairs of the ASBA Hispanic-Native American Indian Caucus and the ASBA Black Caucus also serve on the board of directors.  

    Notification of Recipient

    The nominator and selected recipient will be notified Sept. 12, 2024.

    Award Presentation

    The Barbara Robey ASBA School Board Member of the Year Award will be presented on the first day of the ASBA-ASA Annual Conference, which is held in December at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix. The recipient, nominee and their guests will be invited. 

    Video

    A video honoring the recipient will be produced by ASBA staff. It will be shown during the award presentation and shared via ASBA communication platforms and with the media.

    Questions

    Please contact Kristi Sisk in the office of the executive director at ksisk@azsba.org or 602-254-1100.

    Past Winners

    About of the Award

    The award honors Barbara Robey, who, for more than three decades, was a servant leader and advocate for Arizona public education and the children of our state as director of governmental relations for ASBA and through her long and respected history of public service, both as a school board member and the mayor of Litchfield Park, Ariz. In 2007, Mrs. Robey became the first recipient of the award. She passed away in 2014.