Elizabeth A. H. Green School Educator Award

ASTA's Elizabeth A. H. Green School Educator Award is given annually to a school string teacher with a current and distinguished career in a school orchestral setting. Past recipients include Laura Mulligan Thomas, Betsy Maliszewski, Alison Mayes, Denice Haney, James Palmer, Scott Laird, and a host of other distinguished string educators.

ASTA members making nominations should complete and submit the online application. Criteria for the award includes:

  • Nominee must currently be active in teaching strings or orchestra in a regularly scheduled school setting.
  • Nominee must have at least 10 years of successful school string/orchestra teaching experience.
  • Nominee’s program must be for school-aged children through the 12th grade.
  • Nominator and nominee must be ASTA members.

What information will you need to complete the online application? Download the details here.

Submit the online application by Monday, November 7, 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.

Meet the 2023 Elizabeth A.H. Green Awardee

Sarah Ball

Sarah Ball is in her 26th year of teaching, all in Gwinnett County located in the Metro-Atlanta area. She is currently one of three orchestra teachers at North Gwinnett Middle School in Sugar Hill, GA. Mrs. Ball serves as clinician, presenter, and adjudicator at the local, state, and national level. She is passionate about creating an atmosphere of success, fun, and community in the orchestra classroom and for her orchestra colleagues. 
Previous Awardees

Laura Mulligan Thomas, 2022
Betsy Maliszewski, 2021
Alison Mayes, 2020
Denice Haney, 2019
James Palmer, 2018
Scott Laird, 2017
Joni Swenson, 2016
William Bitter, 2015
Winifred W. Crock, 2014
Alan MacNair, 2013
Anne Guevara, 2012
Candace Wiebener, 2011
Kathryn Hoffer, 2010
Steve Reed, 2009
Susan Ellington, 2008
Mary Lou Jones, 2007
Jan Garverick, 2006
Coral White, 2005
Leyla Sanyer, 2004
Jan Davis, 2003
Michael Alexander, 2002
Joanne Donnellan, 2001
Ida Steadman, 2000
Pamela Tellejohn Hayes, 1999
E. Daniel Long, 1998
Wayne Roederer, 1997
Ian Edlund, 1996
Linda Lydiard, 1995
William Dick, 1994
Bruce Fowler, 1993
Edward Ashton, 1992
Dale Kempter, 1991
Marilyn Kessler, 1990