Increasing outcomes for all students: Heather Sánchez recognized for vision in K-12 public education

    Heather Sánchez, director, Accelerated Programs, Choice & Innovation, has received the 2016 Dr. Doyle E. Winter Scholarship for Administrative Leadership in Education. This $1,000 scholarship was presented to Sánchez at the 2017 Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA)/Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP) Summer Conference in Spokane, Wash. on June 26. This award is co-sponsored by Piper Jaffray & Co. and WASA.

    The Dr. Doyle E. Winter Scholarship is for administrators who have displayed administrative leadership skills and who are in or who are entering a doctoral program. Each candidate was asked to write an essay about their vision for education over the next ten years. Sánchez focused on establishing partnerships in the community and working to close the opportunity gap for students.

    The Dr. Doyle E. Winter Scholarship is designed to assist talented and committed educational administrators as they enhance those skills needed to serve as educational leaders in the field of public education. The scholarship honors Dr. Doyle Winter, who retired in 2002 after completing 44 years of service for Washington public schools. Winter is a former executive director for WASA and has been recognized repeatedly for exhibiting exemplary leadership ability and enhancing school administration throughout his career.