Each year, the Warren E. Shull Award is presented to a middle level and high school student council adviser who demonstrates exemplary character, leadership, and commitment to young people and their development as student leaders.
Each state association may name one middle level and one high school student council adviser for the state level of the Shull Award. In states having separate middle level and high school student council associations, each association may submit a nominee.
In states without active state student council associations or if no nominees have been named, NatStuCo advisers may nominate themselves or be nominated by their principals. Likewise, middle level advisers may be nominated by the same methods if their state student council associations have high school-only memberships.
To be eligible for the Warren E. Shull Adviser of the Year Award, an educator must:
- Be employed as a faculty/staff member in a school that holds current National Student Council membership
- Be the current student council adviser in his/her school
Advisers previously named region finalists of the Shull Award are not eligible for selection as region finalists for the next three years.
The adult members of the NASSP Student Leadership Advisory Committee have the monumental challenge of judging applications and selecting the Warren E. Shull Region Finalists and National Winners. Region finalists are notified of their selections in February. The national winners are typically announced at the National Student Council Conference in June. (In 2020, the national winners were announced on Activity Adviser Appreciation Day, April 22.)
Advisers named as state nominees receive a certificate, letter of congratulations, and a press release, as well as recognition on the NatStuCo website and in Advise magazine. Region finalists and the two national winners will be presented with specially designed plaques during a general session at the conference. Additionally, each national winner receives a $500 cash award.
Previous Award Winners
|2020||Kristi West, Texas, High School||2020||Tyler Stewart, Iowa, Middle Level|
|2019||Sue Iverson, Minnesota, High School||2019||Jamie Pascua, Nevada, Middle Level|
|2018||Susan Waldrep, Texas, High School||2018||Lisa Whirtley, West Virginia, Middle Level|
|2017||Chad Rizner, Missouri, High School||2017||Penelope Allen, Mississippi, Middle Level|
|2016||Martha Goza, Louisiana, High School||2016||Daniel Bailey, South Carolina, Middle Level|
|2015||Linda Pickett, Illinois, High School||2015||Jackie Jaros, Pennsylvania, Middle Level|
|2014||Patsy Coleman, Louisiana, High School||2014||James Kramer, Wisconsin, Middle Level|
|2013||Kyle Gordon, Illinois, High School||2013||Cathy Helfrich, Missouri, Middle Level|
|2012||Janet Young, Iowa, High School||2012||Michael Iles, Louisiana, Middle Level|
|2011||Paul Branagan, Massachusetts, High School||2011||Cheryl McIlrath, Indiana, Middle Level|
|2010||Patricia Finch, Texas, High School||2010||Lou Miller, New Jersey, Middle Level|
|2009||Kathy Coll, Pennsylvania, High School||2009||Kris Thomasson, North Carolina, Middle Level|
|2008||Mary Whittenburg, Texas, High School||2008||Williams Crew, North Carolina, Middle Level|
|2007||Beth David, Louisiana, High School||2007||Suzanna Krzaczek, California, Middle Level|
|2006||Susan McDanel, Iowa, High School||2006||Debra Bush, Mississippi, Middle Level|
|2005||Marquita Thomas, Tennessee, High School||2005||Sandra Bullock, North Carolina, Middle Level|
|2004||Don Shaffer, California||2003||Andy Costanzo, Pennsylvania|
|2002||Patty Hupfer-Riedel, Wisconsin||2001||James Finnemeyer, Pennsylvania|
|2000||T.C. Hardesty, Oklahoma||1999||Bobbie Evans, Kansas|
|1998||Al Cormier, Connecticut||1997||Denise Vaniadis, Oklahoma|
|1996||Alden Esping, California||1995||Richard Gregg, Delaware|
|1994||Roger Chambers, Wisconsin||1993||Ardith Kurchey, New York|
|1992||Dennis Lordan, Massachusetts||1991||David Cordts, North Carolina|
|1990||Maris Aldrich, Montana||1989||Kay Baker, Texas|