William K. Dowler Award for Excellence
    in Human Relations Administration
     PASPA recognizes the importance of excellence and professionalism in the field of School Human Resources. William K. Dowler was one of the founders and a charter member of the Pennsylvania Association of School Personnel Administrators.  Bill was the consummate personnel professional, combining great technical knowledge with excellent "people" skills. He was always willing to share this expertise with other practitioners in the field. Bill Dowler set the benchmark that the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators recognizes as a goal for all of its members.

    The purpose of the award is to recognize a practicing school personnel/HR professional who is a member of the association.  This individual will possess qualities and skills most often demonstrated by an outstanding personnel administrator.  The award, when given, is presented at the annual conference

    Please consider nominating a PASPA colleague who exemplifies the qualities for which this special recognition is intended. 

    Nomination Form

    Past Recipients
    2019 Dr. Robert Harney
    2018 Beth Leiss
    2017 William Addy
    2016 Bob Reger
    2015 Dr. Robin Koslo-Stahl
    2012 Nancy Tischer
    2011 Iain Strachan
    2008 Jane Webster Mansuy
    2007 Kim Talipan
    2006 Patricia Valentine
    2004 John Hewlett
    2003 Dr. Joseph Bender
    2002 John Fraser
    2001 John W. Knebl
    2000 David J. Sheneman
    1999 Craig vonBehren
    1998 Elizabeth A. Weber
    1997 Cathleen R. Rannels
    1996 Dr. A. Richard Pitcock
    1995 William A. Kearns