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Nominations for the 2023 Bob Grossman Leadership in School Communications Award will be accepted beginning in February. Read about the 2022 recipient Anita Murphy and view a list of previous award recipients.
The Bob Grossman Leadership in School Communications Award is given annually to a practicing superintendent or CEO of a school district, education agency or service center in recognition of outstanding leadership in school public relations and communications. This award is given in memory of Robert L. Grossman, ASPR, an NSPRA past president who believed that the support and commitment of our top education leaders is vital to successful school communication. The award is presented during a General Session of the NSPRA National Seminar, and the recipient receives a registration to the Seminar and lodging for one night.
Eligible nominees must be a practicing superintendent/CEO of a public school district or education agency (i.e., county office of education), association, service center, intermediate unit, or BOCES. NSPRA membership is not required for nomination. Current NSPRA Executive Board members and NSPRA staff are ineligible for nomination.
A nomination must include a current vita/resume for the nominee and at least two letters of support related to the nominee's leadership in the area of school public relations and communications. It must also include an explanation of why the nominee should be considered for the award and examples of how the nominee meets the selection criteria.
As part of the selection process, a selection committee will consider whether the nominee:
The current year Grossman Award winner will receive:
The award winner also will be invited to present a Skill Session during the Seminar.
For more information, contact NSPRA at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-519-0496.
View a complete list of previous award recipients.