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Annual Conference Education Awards


 
The Kentucky School Boards Association partners with local associations and businesses to present awards that honor education leaders across the state. Recipients are traditionally recognized each year during the KSBA Annual Conference, one of the largest gatherings of education leaders in Kentucky. 
 
Note: Because of the challenges surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, KSBA is pausing its traditional conference awards programs for the 2021 Annual Conference. KSBA will offer opportunities to recognize outstanding individuals beginning again next year.  

F. L. Dupree Outstanding Superintendent Award
 
KSBA and the family of the late F.L. Dupree, a local school board member and public education advocate, jointly present this honor. To be eligible, a superintendent must have held the current position for five years, and be serving in the post at the time of the award presentation. Nominations are selected by a panel of past Dupree award recipients. To date, 51 superintendents have been recognized with the Dupree Award. 

2020 Dupree Award winner Union County Superintendent Patricia Sheffer, center, received the 2020 F.L. Dupree Outstanding Superintendent Award at KSBA's Annual Conference. Also pictured are KSBA Executive Director Kerri Schelling and KSBA President Ronnie Holmes.
Proudfoot Outstanding School Board Member
 
Created in 1992, this award is co-sponsored by the Kentucky PTA and the Kentucky School Boards Association. Named after the late Dr. Warren H. Proudfoot, a member of the Rowan County Board of Education and past president of the Kentucky School Boards Association, the honoree is selected and awarded by the Kentucky PTA. 
2020 Proudfoot Award winner
Debbie Gibson, second from left, a member of the McCreary County school board and a member of the KSBA Board of Directors received the 2020 Warren Proudfoot Outstanding School Board Member Award at KSBA's Annual Conference. The award is co-sponsored by the Kentucky PTA, which selects the winner. Also pictured are KSBA President Ronnie Holmes, KSBA Executive Director Kerri Schelling and Carla Robinson, 1st District Vice President of the Kentucky PTA.
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