Excellence in education through exceptional school board governance


The ASBA recognizes excellent first-year teachers, long serving trustees, outstanding school boards and citizens who contribute to public education in Alberta. For more information contact Teresa Ergezinger, Administrative Assistant, 780.451.7129.

Edwin Parr Teacher Award

Each year the ASBA honours six outstanding first-year teachers with the Edwin Parr Teacher Award. School boards may nominate any first-year K to 12 teacher who has taught in an Alberta school jurisdiction which is a member of the ASBA.

Nomination form (PDF-95k)
Deadline: March 16, 2018

Friends of Education Award

The Friends of Education Award recognizes individuals or organizations who are demonstrably committed to improving education for Alberta students and who have made a significant contribution to education in Alberta.

Nomination form (PDF-50k)
Deadline: September 21, 2018

Honourary Life Membership Award

The ASBA Board of Directors may present an Honourary Life Membership to an Alberta trustee who has provided distinguished service to trusteeship and/or the work of the association.

Nomination form (PDF-82k)
Deadline: September 21, 2018

Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Awards

These awards recognize First Nations, Metis and Inuit students who model strength and commitment in the pursuit of their personal education path and embrace their own gifts, strengths and potential while celebrating the ways of their people. For more information contact Charlene Bearhead.

Nomination form 
Deadline: March 23, 2018

Long Service Awards

The Long Service Awards Program recognizes significant contribution to trusteeship. Any trustee serving a minimum of two terms is eligible to receive a long service award.

Not applicable for 2018

Public Engagement Award

The ASBA presents this award to a school board that has engaged its community during the previous school year.

Nomination form (PDF-141k)
Deadline: September 21, 2018

School Board Innovation and Excellence Award

With sponsorship from Xerox Canada, the ASBA presents the School Board Innovation and Excellence Award in recognition of a school board’s unique contributions to improving students’ learning experiences. A key criteria for this award is that the nominated project must have been developed, influenced and actively supported by the school board.

Nomination form (PDF-61k)
Deadline: September 21, 2018

Zone Appreciation Award

The Zone Appreciation Award is open to trustees, superintendents (all levels) and secretary-treasurers who have displayed exemplary service to trusteeship at the Zone level.

Nomination form (PDF-54k)
Deadline: June 15, 2018