Nominations are being accepted for the Charles A. Winterstein Administrator of the Year award!

Lutheran Special Education Ministries is excited to honor our friend and partner in ministry, Chuck Winterstein, by creating an annual award in his memory. During our 150th Anniversary Celebration on June 15, 2023, Lutheran Special Education Ministries will name its first recipient of the Charles A. Winterstein Administrator of the Year Award. This award goes to a principal who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to meeting the needs of students with learning disabilities in his or her school.

Teachers and parents are encouraged to nominate educational leaders who have created inclusive educational environments where students can learn, grow and flourish.

Nominees for the Charles A. Winterstein Administrator of the Year award should meet the following criteria… 

  • Shows an understanding of how serving students who require additional academic assistance helps our schools achieve Jesus’ call for us through the Great Commission 
  • Currently serves as the administrator of a Christian elementary or secondary school (nominees are not required to be in a school with an LSEM partnership) 
  • Demonstrates a commitment to meeting the needs of all learners within the school community 
  • Actively working to create an academically inclusive environment within the school community 
  • Develops a school culture where students with academic needs feel safe and supported by their teachers and classmates 
  • Advocates for the needs of students with learning disabilities 
  • Builds relationships within the LCMS and the local community that benefit the learning environment of the school 
  • Provides the necessary resources and training to empower the teachers and staff to serve their students utilizing best practices 

Please download the award nomination form here and email to awards@luthsped.org. Nominations are being accepted through November 4, 2022.