“Puckett” Outstanding Educator Award
Each year, GAEL provides members the opportunity to nominate fellow members for the Outstanding Educator Award. Winners are recognized at the Summer GAEL Conference to be held this year July 10-13 with an award plaque and check for $200. The honor goes to individuals who personify the leadership qualities modeled by GAEL’s third executive director Dr. Jim Puckett.
Nomination Criteria include:
- Current membership in GAEL and in one or more GAEL affiliates for a minimum of three years. (Current Presidents of GAEL and GAEL affiliates are not eligible during their term of office.)
- An employee for at least one full year in the school district from which he/she is nominated.
- Possess a record of service for the profession of educational leadership that is considered exemplary.
- Exhibit leadership characteristics that are considered a positive role model for others.
“Fulbright” Distinguished Service Award
The award is presented annually to a GAEL member who has shown significant achievement in the field of educational leadership and who has made important contributions to GAEL. The honor goes to individuals who personify the leadership qualities modeled by GAEL’s first president and executive director Dr. H. M. Fulbright. Winners are recognized at the Summer GAEL Conference to be held this year July 8-11.
“Yates” Scholarship Award
Each year, GAEL awards two $750.00 scholarships to GAEL members currently enrolled in a college or university leadership preparation/development degree program. Winners are recognized at the Summer GAEL Conference to be held this year July 8-11.