Honoring exceptional volunteer service
PSBA recognizes individuals and entities for contributions and achievements on behalf of public education in Pennsylvania. Explore the pages below to learn more about our awards and the individuals who receive them.
Accredited School Director Leader
The Accredited School Director Leader program recognizes school directors who have continued their learning throughout their terms on their local boards.
Advocacy Engagement Program
The PSBA Advocacy Engagement Program recognizes the hard work school directors do every day, with a major emphasis on impact and innovation in advocacy engagement.
The Allwein Society inducts school directors who are outstanding leaders and advocates on behalf of public schools and students. This prestigious honor was created in 2011 in memory of Timothy M. Allwein.
CEO Distinguished Service Pin
The Distinguished Service Pin recognizes PSBA members, staff and education advocates for their extraordinary service and work on behalf of PSBA, their local boards and public education across the commonwealth.
Champion of Public Education
The Champion of Public Education award is presented to state lawmakers in recognition of their outstanding support of traditional public schools during a two-year legislative session.
The Honor Roll is the association’s way of thanking school board directors who exemplify leadership by giving unselfishly of their time and talents for the betterment of the public schools serving students across the commonwealth.
Education Innovation Awards
The Pennsylvania Education Innovation Awards recognize innovative leadership in public school board governance, administration and teaching.
Each year, PSBA’s membership elects a president to lead the association. This directory catalogs the association’s leaders throughout its history.
William Howard Day Award
This award is named in honor of the first African American school board president in the United States and recognizes outstanding contributions to public education.