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William J. & Lucille H. Field Award for Excellence in Tennessee Secondary School Leadership

Enhancing Quality of Life through Research, Outreach, and Practice

The Field Award, which is administered by the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at the University of Tennessee, recognizes a Tennessee secondary school principal whose life and work are characterized by leadership excellence.

Purposes of the Field Award:

  • To recognize an outstanding secondary school leader who demonstrates leadership excellence through commitment to the values of civility, candor, courage, social justice, responsibility, compassion, community, persistence, service, and excellence.
  • To challenge secondary school principals to pause and reflect upon their current leadership practice and to consider their experience, challenges, and opportunities in light of the personal values that they embody.
  • To encourage secondary school leaders to develop values that support leadership excellence.

Application procedure:

  • Any superintendent, teacher, or community member with first-hand knowledge of a principal exhibiting qualities and accomplishments signifying educational excellence may nominate that individual.
  • Nomination letters should contain the individual’s name, address, and phone number and briefly summarize the accomplishments and leadership qualities of the nominee.
  • Nominees will be contacted and invited to submit completed application materials.

Outcomes:

  • The successful candidate will receive a monetary award and certificate at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and…
  • Be asked to present highlights of his or her leadership experiences and accompl ishments to a class of master’s and doctoral level students preparing for licensure in educational administration.

Contact: Dr. Pamela Angelle
Field Award Coordinator
Phone: 865-974-4139
Fax: 865-974-6146
E-mail: pangelle@utk.edu

Field Award Recipients and Reflective Essays:

2011 Cindy Bowman, Principal
South Greene High School, Green County
2010
James R. “Rick” Rust, Principal
Grundy County High School, Coalmont
2009
Jonathan Rysewyk, Executive Principal
Fulton High School, Knoxville
2008
Michael Landis, Principal
Tullahoma High School, Tullahoma
2007
Jeff Moorhouse, Principal
Morristown West High School, Morristown
2006
Robert Smith, Principal
Soddy Daisy High School, Soddy Daisy
2005
Johnny A. Grubb, Principal
McMinn County High School, Athens
2004
Betty Brown, Principal
Johnson County High Schoo, Mountain City
2003
Nancy W. Dill, Administrator
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Nashville
2002
Edward L. Diden, Principal
Central High School, Wartburg
2001
Michael F. Reynolds, Principal
Fulton High School, Knoxville

Graff Scholars

Orin and Erma Graff
Orin and Erma Graff

The Orin Graff Scholarship is a substantial monetary award that is available to students pursuing the doctoral degree in Educational Administration. Recipients must be in full-time residency at the University of Tennessee while they pursue the terminal degree. Criteria for this award include evidence of the following qualities: (1) excellence in scholarship, (2) sensitivity to current social problems, and (3) a high degree of leadership potential. This award can be granted for up to two years.

The Erma Graff Scholarship is also a monetary award that is available to students pursuing the doctoral degree in Educational Administration. Recipients must be in full-time residency at the University of Tennessee while they pursue the terminal degree. Criteria for this award include evidence of the following qualities: (1) excellence in scholarship, (2) sensitivity to current social problems, and (3) a high degree of leadership potential. This award can be granted for up to two years.

Students interested in any of the above opportunities are encouraged to contact Dr. Vincent A. Anfara, Jr., Department Head, at 865-974-4985 or via e-mail: vanfara@utk.edu.

Please click here to apply for the Leadership Studies in Education Orin Graff Scholars Award.

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