Volunteer of the Year Award

CoSN could not accomplish its mission without our amazing volunteers. Volunteers contribute to CoSN on committees, leadership and initiative advisory panels, state chapter boards, and more. The Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes the achievements of one CoSN member who has provided exemplary support to the organization over the past year. In addition, we honor several of our volunteers with induction into the CoSN Volunteer Hall of Fame each year.


All CoSN members who have served as volunteers are eligible for this award. The winner is selected by CoSN leadership with consideration from committee chair recommendations.


There is no formal nomination process, but if you know an exceptional volunteer, please email us at membership@cosn.org.

Past Winners

2018: Frankie Jackson, CETL

2017: Diane Doersch, CTO Green Bay Area Public Schools (WI)

2016: Tony Inglese, CFO, Batavia Public Schools (IL)

2015: John Alawneh, Katy ISD, TX

2014: John Vaille, Puget Sound ESD, WA

2013: Jim Siegl, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA

2012: Jean-Paul LeBlanc, LEARN, CT

2011: Michael Taylor, Avon Community Schools, IN

2010: Themy Sparangis, Los Angeles Unified School District, CA

2009: Darrel Walery, Consolidated High School District 230, IL

2008: Sally Bair, Northern Lebanon School District, PA

2007: Jim Bosco, Western Michigan University, MI