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. Currently, we are accepting nominations for the 2023 award. The submission deadline is Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at 5:00:00 p.m. central time.
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 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 2022 applicants' materials will be reviewed by a committee composed of principals and educators. The committee will choose principal recipients in February 2022, and applicants will be notified of their selection in early March 2022.