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Service to the Profession Award :  Application deadline March 1
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  • Leadership in the School - The applicant has gone above and beyond the call of duty to improve the learning conditions for students in their school system.
  • Leadership in the Profession - The applicant has demonstrated commitment to improving the level of professionalism among school business administrators by providing professional development opportunities for others and by motivating others to achieve.
  • Professional Development - The applicant has shown continuous interest in learning and in staying abreast of developments in the school business management field.

This award sponsored by American Fidelity Assurance Company recognizes outstanding school business officials for their work and dedication to the profession. The Calendar Year recipient will receive an elegant achievement award as well as a cash gift of $200.  Winner of the award will be announced at the Annual Conference.

The application process has been greatly simplified and currently only requires a short narrative outlining the nominee's “contribution to the profession.”

The Service to the Profession Award is to honor school business officials who have demonstrated a commitment to improving the level of professionalism among school business administrators by providing professional development opportunities for others and by motivating others to achieve. They have shown continuous interest in learning and in staying abreast of developments in the school business management field and have gone above and beyond the call of duty to improve the learning conditions for students in their school system.


Service to the Profession Award Recipients

Jean Houston......... 2018 Service to the Profession awardee

Recipient School District Year
Jean Houston Academy School District 20 2018
Tammy Brunnar Harrison School District 2017
Eric Hodges Westminster Public Schools 2016
Karin Slater Montrose County School District 2015
Kristen Colonell Sheridan School District 2014
Ron McCulley Douglas County Schools 2013
Sandra McClure Westminster Public Schools 2012
Kevin Smelker Harrison School District 2011
Glenn Gustafson Colorado Springs D-11 2010
Wil Hatcher Academy School District 20 2009
Rick Ring St. Vrain Valley Schools 2008
Don Smith Academy School District 20 2007
Jill Kidd Pueblo School District 60 2006
Chris Stutler Douglas County Schools 2005
Terry Schueler Thompson School District 2004
Stuart Reeves Poudre School District 2003 
Jim Falch  Canon City Schools  2002 
Dan McMillan  Denver Public Schools  2001 
Bert Huszcza  Canon City Schools  2000 
Barbara Davis  Boulder Valley Schools  1999 
Don Smith Harrison School District  1998