Recipient of the Outstanding Supporter of the Trauma Intervention Program from the Trauma Intervention Program of Merrimack Valley, 2016.
Recipient of the Sanford N. McDonnell Award for Lifetime Achievement in Character Education from the Character Education Partnership, 2011.
Commissioned into the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels by Governor Steve Beshear, 2008.
Recipient of the Massachusetts Administrators for Special Education’s Recognition Award for “exemplary and sustained leadership in building capacity for new and innovative approaches for statewide special education funding and transportation and collaborative activities with ASE,” 2006.
Selected as one of 100 District Leaders for Citizenship and Service-Learning by the Education Commission of the States’ National Center for Learning and Citizenship, 2006.
Recipient of the Massachusetts Association for Gifted Education’s Public Service Award for advancing gifted and talented education in Massachusetts, 2006.
Recipient of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents’ President’s Award for outstanding contribution to education, 2005. (Only recipient to receive this award a second time.)
Recipient of the American Association of School Administrators’ President’s Technology Award for demonstrating vision and leadership in using technology, 2005.
Recipient of the Earthwatch Institute’s Earthwatch Education Award for “innovative public education in engaging future generations to support a sustainable planet,” 2005.
Recipient of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents’ Dr. Christos Daoulas Award for “outstanding service through written and spoken word illuminating the challenging issues of the day,” 2003.
Recipient of the American Association of School Administrators’ Massachusetts Superintendent of the Year awarded to one Massachusetts superintendent each year for all-around outstanding leadership and achievement, 2003.
Recipient of National Science Education Leadership Association’s Administrator Supporting Science Award awarded to one administrator each year for outstanding leadership in the field of science education, 2002.
Recipient of Massachusetts Software Council Education Foundation’s Above and Beyond Award for outstanding efforts to enhance education through technology, 1999.
Recipient of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents’ President’s Award for outstanding contribution to education, 1997.