Little Red Schoolhouse Awards

The Florida Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals (FAEMSP) is again proud to announce the sponsorship of the annual "Little Red Schoolhouse Award Program". Such programs make education for our Florida students engaging, challenging and meaningful experiences. This program gives recognition to a maximum of eight schools with exemplary (initiatives, efforts, or accomplishments), and one school may be selected for the “John Gardner Award Designation”, which comes with a $500 credit to attend either the FASA or NAESP Conference and other amenities. All award recipients will receive recognition and a letter suitable for framing for their school. Schools may be awarded as a “school leadership team”, a specific team of individuals, or the administrative staff.

If you have an initiative either “school-wide” or a “niche initiative” that you have helped lead and facilitate that can be documented as successful to submit for recognition, and to share with other Florida elementary and middle school principals in FAEMSP/FASA, please complete the attached streamlined application for this prestigious, statewide recognition program. Please observe all guidelines indicated on the attached sheet(s).


Elementary and Middle school principals in the State of Florida who are members of FAEMSP/FASA are invited to submit an application for recognition of a program in their school. The Principal must have been a member of FAEMSP prior to January 1, 2017 (Only one application per school, please).

Download the 2017 Application Criteria and Deadlines information HERE.

Download the 2017 Intent Form HERE.


March 15, 2017 Submit the INTENT FORM to
April 30, 2017 Complete application packet and email to FASA staff at
Application packet will consist of EITHER: a video that provides a description of your program, maximum length 10 minutes, a PowerPoint, no more than 20 slides inclusive, a digital photo album of no more than 30 photos with captions; an on line photo gallery, no more than 10 minutes in length; a word document with digital photos, no more than 6 pages in length. All submissions must include completed criteria which documents success of the initiative or strategy in moving students learning forward in the area of focus. First page should be the completed INTENT FORM.
May 30, 2017 Final selections are made by the FAEMSP Executive Committee. Up to 8 outstanding programs will be awarded "The Little Red Schoolhouse Award." One program will be designated to receive the John Gardner Award as the most outstanding program and receive a $500 reimbursement for expenses to the FASA Summer Conference or the NAESP Conference.
June 1, 2017 Notify Recipients (Up to one or two recipients per FAEMSP Region)
June 13-15, 2017 Awards will be presented to recipients during the FASA 2017 Summer Conference to be held at the 
DoubleTree SeaWorld, Orlando, Florida
2016 Award Winners

Hidden Oaks Elementary School
Principal Sari Myers
Project: Full STEAM Ahead
* Also selected as the John Gardner Award Winner.

Champion Elementary School
Principal Dr. Maryann Bull
Project: The Champion Black Bears Traveling the World

Fishhawk Creek Elementary School
Principal Pamela Bush
Project: Fishhawk Creek MINT

Riddick Collier Elementary School
Principal Regina Dickey
Project: Graduation and Beyond: Beginning with the end in mind!