ELIGIBILITY
For the individual award: Current employees of districts that used Skyward in the 2019–20 school year are invited to nominate another member of their district.

For the district award: Any district that used Skyward in the 2019–20 school year is invited to enter.

RECOGNITION
Because we have decided to cancel iCon 2021, winners of both the individual and district awards will receive one FREE registration to iCon 2022, held March 2–4, 2022, in St. Pete Beach, Florida. Winners will also be celebrated throughout 2021 on Skyward’s social media platforms!

DEADLINE
The deadline for entries is November 20, 2020. We will announce winners in early 2021.

*If circumstances cause iCon to be held virtually, winners will receive a free registration to the virtual conference.
 

2020 Individual Winners


Amy Grizzel Software Specialist 
Amy Grizzel  
SMS 2.0
Tennessee
"It was clear Amy Grizzel was a standout candidate for the Leader in Excellence award even before we read her qualifications. Why? She received six separate nominations—a new record!"

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Kathy Reynolds Database Coordinator
Kathy Reynolds  
SMS 2.0
Pennsylvania
"Kathy Reynolds’ title may be 'database coordinator,' but perhaps a more appropriate one would be 'database superhero.'"

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Scott Herring Data Support Specialist
Scott Herring  
SMS 2.0
Pennsylvania
"He knows the software well; as one of his coworkers put it, Scott is a 'walking encyclopedia' of Skyward information."

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Bailey Conroy Executive Administrative Assistant 
Bailey Conroy   
Qmlativ
Illinois
"Most districts have an entire team lined up for an implementation—but for Saunemin Community Consolidated District #438, it was a one-woman show."

Gloria Hocking PEIMS Coordinator/Qmlativ Liaison 
Gloria Hocking  
Qmlativ
Texas
"Gloria Hocking’s smile lights up the halls at Argyle Independent School District, where she works as PEIMS coordinator/Qmlativ liaison."

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2020 District Winner


Maryville City Schools
Tennessee

Maryville City Schools
SMS 2.0
Tennessee
"Maryville City School may serve 5,500 students who excel in academics, athletics, and the arts—but the Leader in Excellence awards shifts the spotlight to the 800+ employees who serve students and families each day."

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Glenbrook High School District 225
Illinois 

Glenbrook High School District 225
Qmlativ
Illinois
"Glenbrook High School District 225 takes pride in doing things 'the Glenbrook way'—a way defined by ongoing evaluation and improvement and, ultimately, success. To see this philosophy in action, one must look no further than the district’s use of Skyward."

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Previous Winners

Dr. Chad Jones, Ed.D Dr. Chad Jones, Ed.D
Director of Digital Learning
Texas
2019
Georgia Omer Georgia Omer
Curriculum/Skyward TSA
Utah
2019
Tim Howard Tim Howard
School Data Specialist/Programmer
Michigan
2019
Streator Elementary District #44 Streator Elementary District #44
Illinois
2019
Darby West Hernandez Darby West Hernandez
PEIMS Coordinator
Stephenville ISD, TX
Texas
2018
Scott Anthony Scott Anthony
Management Information Systems Manager
CHSD 230, IL
Illinois
2018
Stephanie Kaack Stephanie Kaack
Data Coordinator
Manteno CUSD 5, IL
Illinois
2018
Macon County Schools Macon County Schools
Tennessee
2018
Jacque Deckard Jacque Deckard
Data Management Coordinator
Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation, IN
Indiana
2017
Jennifer Dossett Jennifer Dossett
Information System Specialist
Alcoa City Schools, TN
Tennessee
2017
Scott Hansen Scott Hansen
Director of Technology and Information Systems
Marion County School District, FL
Florida
2017
Birdville ISD Birdville ISD
Texas
2017
Round Lake Area Schools 116 Round Lake Area Schools 116
Illinois
2017
Walled Lake Consolidated Schools Walled Lake Consolidated Schools
Michigan
2017
Jeff Bushman Jeff Bushman
Director of Technology
Pacelli Catholic Schools, WI
Wisconsin
2016
Michael Heaps Michael Heaps
Support Services Manager
Jordan School District, UT
Utah
2016
Sonja Hoskins Sonja Hoskins
Data Services Manager
School District of La Crosse, WI
Wisconsin
2016
Center Grove Community School Corp Center Grove Community School Corp
Indiana
2016
Lewisville ISD Lewisville ISD
Texas
2016
Sauk Rapids-Rice ISD 47 Sauk Rapids-Rice ISD 47
Minnesota
2016
Charles Mikeska Charles Mikeska
Assistant Superintendent
West ISD, TX
Texas
2015
John Reiels John Reiels
Director of Technology
Nicolet High School, WI
Wisconsin
2015
R.J. Gravel, Ed.D. R.J. Gravel, Ed.D.
Director of Instructional Technology
Johnsburg School District 12, IL
Illinois
2015
Deerfield Public Schools 109 Deerfield Public Schools 109
Illinois
2015
Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Grapevine-Colleyville ISD
Texas
2015





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