AllentownSchool District

2019 Superintendent's Awards of Excellence


What are the Awards of Excellence? 

The Superintendent's Award of Excellence recognizes the outstanding achievements of Allentown School District students and employees. The nomination process provides a systematic method for identifying individuals and ensuring they receive recognition for their efforts on behalf of the Allentown School District community. 

Who can be nominated? 
One student per grade level and one teacher will be nominated and selected by each school. If you would like to nominate a student or teacher, please contact your building principal directly.


Any full-time or part-time employee who has been employed by the Allentown School District since January 2019 is eligible for nomination. 

Who can nominate? 
Allentown School District employees can nominate another individual. 

How does one nominate? 
Complete and submit the applicable Award of Excellence category nomination form available on the ASD website.  Links to the forms are also included in an email distributed to all ASD staff.

What are the award categories?

Excellence Awards Categories - Click the links below to submit your nomination


Administrator (Assistant Principal, Supervisor of Instruction, Dean of Students)


Outreach and Engagement (Parent Liaisons, Outreach Workers, Home School Visitors)

Support Staff (Clerical, Secretary, IT)


Food Service


Specialists (School counselors, Dental hygienists, Psychologists, Family Development Specialists, Behavior Management Specialists, Facilitators, Instructional Coaches, Mental Health Specialists, 
Occupational Specialists) 
*Students & Teachers (If you would like to nominate a student or teacher, please contact your building principal directly)

The Empowerment Award recognizes an Allentown School District student and/or staff member who demonstrates the greatest commitment to becoming stronger and more confident and fosters that commitment in their own lives, or in the lives of others in their classroom, their school and/or in their communities. They exhibit extraordinary self-determination. Click here to nominate someone for an Empowerment Award.

What are the award's criteria?

Excellence Awards

The Award of Excellence is designed to recognize outstanding achievements of ASD employees. The information provided in the nomination form should clearly describe, explain and/or provide supporting documentation and information to demonstrate that the employee has set an example of excellence in his/her performance, achievements and contributions impacting others. There are many employees who work very hard every day and routinely meet or exceed expectations. This award is designed to recognize those employees who truly stand out among their peers/within the District. Criteria include: Demonstrated Willingness to Go “Above and Beyond”; Personal Impact on Immediate Job Surroundings; Personal Impact Outside of Immediate Job Surroundings (District and/or Community); Activities or Accomplishments that Brought Distinction to the Employee and/or District; Role Model of Excellence (relationships, accomplishments, self-improvement, above/beyond, unique qualities/contributions)

How are the winners selected?
Students, teachers and parents are nominated and selected by each school.

A committee with representation from throughout the District will review the nominations and use a scoring rubric to select awardees. One awardee will be selected for each category with the exception of the Principal Award and Administrator Awards which will select one Elementary awardee and one Secondary awardee.

How are the winners recognized?
Award recipients will be recognized at the 2019 Superintendent’s Awards of Excellence Ceremony held on May 29 @ 6 PM at the PPL Center.  All awardees will receive a certificate of appreciation.

Please contact Julie Benjamin, Director of Communications, at or