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Award for Outstanding Young Educator
ISTE presents this award to an outstanding young educator (35 or younger) who demonstrates vision, innovation, action and transformation using technology to improve learning and teaching. The work of the selected educator will reflect the ISTE mission and purpose and can be used to model best practices in the field. Our Outstanding Young Educator has made an impact on the educational community, actively shares ideas and uses his or her professional learning network to improve his or her professional work.

The award winner will receive:

  • Recognition at the ISTE Conference & Expo
  • Complimentary registration to the ISTE Conference & Expo
  • Up to $1,000 travel stipend to attend the ISTE Conference & Expo
  • A $1,500 cash prize
  • A one-year ISTE membership
  • An engraved plaque recognizing the recipient's outstanding achievement
  • Recognition in ISTE publications, in press releases provided to local media and on
Print nomination and judging criteria

2015 Award for Outstanding Young Educator

Corey Holmer
Educational Technologist Lake Forest High School 115
Elgin, IL, USA

Emerging Leaders Award

Andy Mann
Instructional Technology Consultant Muskegon Area Intermediate School Dist
Muskegon, MI, USA

Brittany Lewis
Instructional Technology Program Special Houston Independent School District
Pearland, TX, USA

Michael Graffin
ICT Coordinator & Integration Coach Iona Presentation PS
Perth, WAU, Australia

Kimberly Lowden
Teacher Resource Specialist for Technology West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District
Hamilton, NJ, USA

Mary Ellen Weeks

Etna, OH, USA

Narissa Leung
Leading Teacher ICT/ Curriculum
Strathfieldsaye, VIC, Australia

View previous winners.
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