Upcoming Awards

Superintendent of the Year Application

The AREA recognizes two (2 ) Superintendents of the Year, one from the North and one from the South of Interstate 40, for outstanding Leadership in education. Each Educational Service Cooperative nominates a deserving candidate, who must be a member of AREA. The nominee will complete the online application and submit it to the ESC Director for their signature. Once all applications have been received by the AREA, the selection committee will present the winners at the 2022 AREA Summer Conference. Click here to access the Superintendent of the Year Application

Teacher of the Year

The AREA recognizes two (2 ) Teachers of the Year, one from the North and one from the South of Interstate 40, as an outstanding Arkansas educator. Each Educational Service Cooperative nominates a deserving candidate, whose district must be a member of AREA. The nominee will complete the online application and submit it to the ESC Director or Teacher Center Coordinator for their signature. Once all applications have been received by the AREA, the selection committee will present the winners at the 2022 AREA Summer Conference. Arkansas Rural Electric Cooperatives provide the selected Teachers of the Year $1,000 each and a crystal apple. Click here to access the Teacher of the Year