The Nation's Premier Autism and Disabilities Conference

November 14-16 | Columbus, OH

November 14-16 | Columbus, OH

The Nation's Premier Autism and Disabilities Conference

Kathe Shelby Award


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Kathe Shelby Leadership Award

Named in honor of Kathe Shelby, director of the Ohio Department of Education's Office for Exceptional Children (2008-2011), the annual Leadership Award recognizes an outstanding special education leader in Ohio who meets the following criteria:

  • Currently employed and has a minimum of 15 years of full-time experience in special education
  • Knowledgeable about effective programming for children with disabilities
  • Knowledgeable about special education law
  • Demonstrates exceptional and effective skills in improving the quality of special education programming for Ohio's school children
  • Displays daily evidence of initiative, influence, and respect toward children with special needs, their parents, special and general education teachers, related services personnel, and school administrators

Hurry! The nomination deadline is Friday, August 31, 2018!


The nomination window has closed. Thank you to all who submitted! The Kathe Shelby Award winner will be announced later this fall!