Superintendent of the Year


This award is presented annually to a district superintendent, as part of the national Superintendent of the Year program of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA). SCASA participates in this program, but South Carolina procedures differ somewhat from the national process.

State nominations come directly to SCASA. The SCASA Superintendents Awards Committee reviews the applications and selects finalists. Those candidates are then interviewed by a team of educator and community leaders.  Scores are compiled from the two teams of committees and the winner is announced in early May.

The South Carolina Superintendent of the Year Award is honored throughout the following school year.

The 2023 application is due on or before March 20, 2024. Answers to essay questions should not be written in third person. The application must be emailed to Applicants may self-nominate; however, if you wish to nominate a superintendent, the following information must be submitted, via the nomination below, between February 12 and February 20: 

  1. Candidate's name and school district 
  2. Number of years in the current school district 
  3. Number of years as District Superintendent (Nominee must have been a District Superintendent at least 3 FULL years in South Carolina)
  4. Provide a brief summary on why the candidate deserves to be the 2025 SC Superintendent of the Year. (500 word limit)

2025 SC Superintendent of the Year Nomination Form - The link will be posted on February 12, 2024.
All nominations for the 2025 SC Superintendent of the Year must be submitted by February 20th at 11:59 p.m.

2025 Superintendent of the Year

Dr. Frank Rodriguez
Beaufort County School District