3.9.17 School Board and Distinguished Educator Banquet

March 9, 2017 – 69th Annual Banquet

Tri-State is pleased to announce the following award receipients who will be recognized at the 69th Annual School Board and Distinguished Educator Banquet:

D. Richard Wynn (Distinguished School Board) Award Winners:
Franklin Regional School District

North Hills School District 

Distinguished Educator Award:
Dr. Thomas Ralston, Avonworth School District Superintendent

Come and celebrate the successes of educators and School Boards in our region!  Download the registration form below.

Edgewood Country Club
5:30 p.m. – Cocktails and Hors d’oeurves & Entertainment
6:30 p.m. – Dinner & Award Presentations

Tri-State Banquet Flyer and Registration 

Register by March 1 to guarantee a seat.  The registration fee is $50 per person.

D. Richard Wynn Distinguished School Board Award

The D. Richard Wynn Award was commissioned by the Executive Committee during the 1988-1989 school year to symbolize the contributions of Dr. D. Richard Wynn.  Dr. Wynn was the Executive Secretary of Tri-State from 1974 to 1980, and during his tenure, he promoted the idea that decision making by the School Board and administrators should move from conflict to compromise.  His idea was frequently referred to as the “win-win” process as he believed that students would be the true beneficiaries of this tactic.

In order to be considered for the award, school organizations must demonstrate exemplary practices by school boards and school district personnel in addressing important issues—issues that reflect directly on improved schooling for students—over at least a two-year period.  Please note that the issues faced by the organization need not be conflict free, rather the issues should indicate effective problem solving processes.

Distinguished Educator Award

The Executive Committee established the Distinguished Educator Award in 1981 to acknowledge exceptional leadership by practicing administrators, retired educators, and university faculty who have proven a commitment to the mission of Tri-State.  Nominees should have made contributions to education in one or more of the following ways: by contributing to Tri-State’s goals and objectives; by providing leadership to professional organizations, school, and community activities; and/or by making contributions to educational research or publications.

Previous Award Winners (PDF)

Distinguished Educators in attendance at the 2015 Banquet.
Distinguished Educators in attendance at the 2015 Banquet.

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