Administrator of the Year Award

New Jersey Association for Gifted Children (NJAGC) Administrator of the Year Award for 2017

This NJAGC award is presented to an individual who has made a positive impact through his/her leadership in supporting the needs of gifted children and educators of gifted children. 


  • Must be an administrator for a minimum of three years in a public, private, or charter  school
  • Must be in current district a minimum of three years
  • Must have demonstrated sustained support of gifted programs and gifted children

Note:  Neither Nominator nor Nominee has to be a member of NJAGC to qualify.

Packet must include the following items:

  •           Nomination form + essay on why this individual is being nominated.  (Please provide several substantive examples of why this person is deserving of the award.)
  •          Vitae or complete background information on nominee
  •         Professional organizations and memberships and specific role(s) in these organizations; any awards received
  •            At least 3 Letters of Recommendation which should contain specific examples of how this person has made a difference, specifically for gifted students:

          One from an administrator

One from a parent

One from either a student (current or former) or a colleague

Completed packets must be submitted by December 16, 2016, preferably by email to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  If absolutely necessary, submit completed packet by mail, postmarked by December 16 to:  Awards Chair, NJAGC, PO Box 667, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054. Do not send the packets using certified mail.


Only completed packets will be judged.  Judging will be completed by NJAGC Board members.  To view the rubric Evaluation of Administrator of the Year Rubric, click here.

Judges are looking for:

  •           Demonstrated commitment to gifted education and gifted children
  •           Exemplary and/or innovative contributions of time and effort in support of gifted children in New Jersey
  •          Evidence of sustained support of educators of gifted learners, classroom teachers, and parents of gifted children
  •     Evidence of consistent advocacy for gifted education