Nominations are open to a school or community leader who has displayed a distinguished history of innovation and service to the local school community.  In your nomination, please indicate how the nominee has demonstrated a commitment to equity, excellence, and service to the local school community over the course of their career. Please indicate any products or outcomes that could be attributed to the nominee’s dedication to student and school success.

The Ellis Walker Woods is an annual cash prize award of $1,000.

Please submit your nominations here by January 31, 2023.

For questions about the EWW Award or nomination process, please email


Fall 2022:             Nominations open – October 1, 2022
Winter 2023:       Nominations close – January 31, 2023
February 2023:   EWW Advisory Committee meets to discuss nominations
April 2023:           Winner announced
April 2023:           Inaugural winner awarded at Ellis Walker Woods Symposium