Tina Haggard, the school office administrator for The Academy for Leadership at Millcreek Elementary (Fayette County), received the 2021 Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA) Office Professional Award.

KASA presents the statewide award each year to a school or district office professional who contributes significantly to the efforts of the leadership team, is the pulse of the office, and exhibits resourcefulness, commitment, professionalism and a positive attitude. Haggard’s colleagues describe her as irreplaceable.

“Tina Haggard is an amazing individual,” said Millcreek Elementary Principal Greg Ross. “Her positive attitude is infectious. She can quickly de-escalate upset parents just with her loving smile and kind disposition. Students know she holds them to high expectations, but more importantly, she loves them. Tina is able to predict issues (and what is needed) before they happen and addresses those needs early. I can trust her with the toughest tasks and know they will be handled effectively.” 

The award is presented in conjunction with National Administrative Professionals Day each April.