It is time to nominate a superintendent who you feel is an outstanding candidate to represent Arkansas as the 2021 Superintendent of the Year. Anyone can nominate a superintendent who they feel is an exemplary leader with the qualities to lead schools as we continue to move Arkansas forward.

Here is the process for nominating and selecting the 2021 Superintendent of the Year:

  • Nominations accepted through June 19, 2020

  • Nominations must be made online at

  • AASA will notify candidates that they have been nominated

  • Nominees must complete application online by July 24, 2020

  • Applications will be reviewed and scored by a team of administrators

  • 2021 Superintendent of the Year (SOY) will be recognized in their local community

  • SOY will also represent Arkansas during the National AASA Conference in New Orleans, LA February 18-20, 2021

If you have any questions, contact Dr. Richard Abernathy at