Director of the Year


The Director of the Year award recognizes school nutrition directors for the contributions they have made throughout their school nutrition career.

Who can be nominated?

The nominee must be:

  • Currently and for the past five years a SNA member in the District Director or Major City Director sections
  • Currently holds a SNA certificate in school nutrition or the SNS credential

The nominee must also have:

  • Served in at least one position on the state or national executive board OR as a member on a state or national committee

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How do I submit a nomination?

Complete and submit the nomination form online by March 1 of each year. Alternatively, you may also choose to complete and submit nomination form to the State President by March 1.*  

How will the entries be judged?

The nominee will be judged on five categories. Please note the weights of each category:

  • Program Enhancement (worth 30% of total score)
  • Staff Development (worth 20% of total score)
  • School Involvement (worth 15% of total score)
  • SNA Involvement (worth 20% of total score)
  • Community Involvement (worth 15% of total score)  

How will winners be recognized and rewarded?

Employee of the Year winners will be recognized at the Red Carpet Awards Ceremony at the Annual National Conference (ANC) each year. Award winners will receive the below prizes:

  • State winners will receive a certificate and ribbon.
  • Regional winners will receive a pin, certificate and $50.
  • National winners will receive a plaque and an all-expense paid trip to ANC, worth up to $1,000.

Additional awards and recognition may be given to state winners by the state association. Please check with your state association for more information.

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