May 1, 2000
McAuliffe will receive the award named for Seattle's former school superintendent from the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) Metro Region, which is comprised of 20 King County school districts. The award was created after Stanford's death to recognize individuals with a lifetime of visionary leadership, compassion, and unfailing support for education.
Dr. Lynn Brogan, chair of the WASA Metro's Honorary Awards Committee, said the award is very special and will be given only when the group considers the recognition is merited.
"We sat down this year and asked ourselves if we should present the award again, and it didn't take long for Sen. McAuliffe's name to come up," Brogan said. "It was a unanimous choice..."
McAuliffe chairs the Senate Education Committee and is a former Northshore School District School Board Member. "Children have always been my passion. Their education has always been my highest priority. It is their dream, their hope and their future," she said.
McAuliffe will be presented with the John Stanford Lifetime of Leadership award May 5 at WASA Metro's annual Community Recognition Luncheon.