The Ruzicka Compass Premier Leadership Award recognizes extraordinary contributions to the excellence, advancement, and success of boarding schools.
A steadying influence, rich with vision, and always true, even in turbulent times, Steve’s leadership likewise enabled great voyages for so many boarding schools, and for the leaders, educators, and families who live and serve in these remarkable communities.
The Award itself, an elegant, handcrafted artisan box with an inlaid compass, is presented on behalf of TABS’ Board of Directors to one individual each year at TABS Annual Conference. A larger, compass-themed plaque, bearing the names of each annual recipient, is maintained at TABS offices.
You can help TABS pay tribute to those who chart courses of inspiration, commitment and integrity on behalf of boarding schools. If you know a colleague who embodies these characteristics, and has made extraordinary contributions to boarding education, consider nominating him or her for the 2023 Ruzicka Compass.
Susan A. Nelson
Barbara Landis Chase
F. Robertson Hershey
Henry (Skip) Flanagan
John R. Eidam
Mary Louise Leipheimer
Family of Stephen Ruzicka