Each year, the Warren E. Shull Award is presented to middle level and high school student council advisers who demonstrate exemplary character, leadership, and commitment to young people and their development as student leaders.
At the heart of successful student councils, Honor Society chapters, and school-sponsored clubs and activities are dedicated advisers who share their time and leadership to foster the development of their students and ensure quality programs. In recognition of these outstanding advisers, NASSP has sponsored the national adviser of the year awards through National Student Council since 1989 and National Honor Society since 2000.
This year, we will pause and reflect on these recognition programs, in order to create a revitalized, more comprehensive adviser recognition program. These changes will provide broader, more accessible, and more frequent ways for advisers to be honored and celebrated. We will strive to more intentionally engage students, principals, and communities when recognizing an adviser.
While the recognition programs are paused for this year, we will continue to highlight the amazing stories of advisers who are supporting the growth of student leaders in our newsletters and publications. We look forward to sharing the renewed adviser recognition programs with you in the future and value any feedback as we advance our efforts.
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|