Recipients of the Bob Grossman Leadership in School Communications Award

This award recognizes superintendents who demonstrate outstanding leadership in school public relations and communications.

Recipients of the Bob Grossman Leadership in School Communications Award

  • 2018: Steven T. Webb, Ed.D., superintendent, Vancouver (Wash.) Public Schools
  • 2017: Debbi Burdick, Ed.D., superintendent, Cave Creek (Ariz.) Unified School District
  • 2016: David R. Schuler, Ph.D., superintendent, Township High School District 214, Arlington Heights, Ill.
  • 2015: Terry Grier, Ed.D., superintendent, Houston (Texas) Independent School District
  • 2014: April Domine, Ed.D., superintendent, New Albany-Plain Local Schools, New Albany, Ohio
  • 2013: B.J. Worthington, Ed.D., director of schools, Clarksville-Montgomery County School System, Clarksville, Tenn.
  • 2012: C.J. Huff, Ed.D., superintendent, Joplin (Mo.) Schools
  • 2011: Maurice “Mo” Green, superintendent, Guilford County Schools, Greensboro, N.C.
  • 2010: Steven L. Walts, Ed.D., superintendent, Prince William County Public Schools, Manassas, Va.
  • 2009: Timothy R. Jenney, Ph.D., superintendent, Fort Bend ISD, Sugar Land, Texas 
  • 2008: Vincent F. Cotter, Ed.D., superintendent, Colonial School District, Plymouth Meeting, Pa.
  • 2007: John A. Kriekard, Ed.D., (retired) former superintendent, Paradise Valley Unified School District, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • 2006: Ralph M. Nuzzolo, (retired) former superintendent, Pennsbury School District, Fallsington, Pa.
  • 2005: Rodney R. Lafon, Ed.D., superintendent, St. Charles Parish Public Schools, Luling, La.
  • 2004: Winston C. Brooks, former superintendent, Wichita Public Schools, Wichita, Kan., currently superintendent of Albuquerque (N.M.) Public Schools
  • 2003: Curtis Culwell, superintendent, Garland Independent School District, Garland, Texas
  • 2002: Harold Brathwaite, (retired) former director of education, Peel District School Board, Mississauga, Ontario, Can.
  • 2001: Lois Gray, former superintendent, Hardin County Schools, Elizabethtown, Ky.
  • 2000: Dr. Marvin E. Edwards, former superintendent, School District U-46, Elgin, Ill.
  • 1999: Dr. Yvonne Katz, former superintendent, Beaverton (Ore.) Public Schools
  • 1998: Dr. Gerald Freitag, (retired) former superintendent, Franklin (Wis.) Public Schools
  • 1997: Dr. Karen Forys, superintendent, Northshore School District, Bothell, Wash.