"NRPA Directors School was amazing. I met many new colleagues, and learned many new strategies to assist my parks and recreation department and in general throughout Oregon and the U.S.'' Jeanne Sprague, 2020 Pottsie Scholarship Winner
Lincoln City Parks & Recreation
Lincoln City, OR
Jeanne Sprague's video thanking the Academy Foundation
The AIPE/American Academy Foundation is sponsoring scholarships to cover tuition for first-year students at the 2021 NRPA Directors School which will be held virtually. The two-year Directors School program is designed to prepare new and potential directors for the challenges of leading and managing effectively.
Competition was keen for the 2021 Pottsie Scholarships. After careful consideration, the scholarship committee awarded the following stellar individuals a 2021 scholarship to attend the virtual school.
Amanda Creque, Cleveland Metroparks, OH
Kelsey Heiden, New Braunfels Parks & Recreation, TX
Josh Hendricks, Bloomingdale Park District, IL
Eileen Ramirez, Crestwood Parks & Recreation, MO