The NJSBA Annual School Leader Award

Let us spotlight your success! The New Jersey School Boards Association is now accepting entries for the 2024 School Leader Awards.

Each year the School Leader Award showcases creative and effective programs and practices from New Jersey schools. If your school has a NEW and UNIQUE education program that addresses student learning and achievement, NJSBA wants to hear from you.

Entries must be received by 4:30 p.m., July 8, 2024

Entries are judged on the level of innovation, how well the program addresses specific needs of the students, the relationship of the program to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards and results. Programs must be in place for two full school years to qualify (starting on or before September 2021). Winners of the 2023 Innovations in Special Education Award program are not eligible.

Check out the winners from past years:

2023 School Leader Award Winners
2022 School Leader Award Winners
2021 School Leader Award Winners
2020 School LeaderAward Winners
2019 School Leader Award Winners
2018 School LeaderAward Winner

Each program entry should include:

  • Name and title of person responsible for program
  • Date program began
  • Concise goal statement
  • Description of program, no longer than 700 words
  • Information/statistics illustrating the results of program

Supplemental materials such as photos, brochures, flyers, letters, and announcements are acceptable. (CDs, DVDs, and videos will NOT be accepted.)

To participate download the entry form, fill in all required fields. and submit it by June 30. Entries must be submitted electronically.  Please submit the form and any images or additional documentation as one document and email it to, subject line: ‘2024 School Leader Award Entry.’

Questions about the awards can be directed to Ann Marie Smith at