• This award recognizes an individual, other than those directly responsible for a public relations program, who has proven himself or herself to be a leader in using effective school/community relations to build support for public education in his or her community. 

    2022 – Richard Woods, State School Superintendent, Georgia Department of Education
    2021 – Dr. Tim Scott, Superintendent, Dalton Public Schools
    2020 – Dr. Jason L. Branch, Superintendent, Oconee County Schools
    2019 – Dr. Fred Williams, Superintendent, Dublin City Schools
    2018 – Dr. Meria Joel Carstarphen, Superintendent, Atlanta Public Schools
    2017 – Dr. Brian V. Hightower, Superintendent, Cherokee County School District
    2016 – Mrs. Lisa-Marie Haygood, President, Georgia PTA
    2015 – Dr. Stan DeJarnett, Executive Director, Georgia Vision Project
    2014 – Dr. Robert Avossa, Superintendent, Fulton County Schools
    2012 – Dr. Gary Mathews, Superintendent, Newton County Schools