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Outstanding Young Educator Award
ISTE presents this award to an outstanding young educator (under the age of 35) who demonstrates vision, innovation, action and transformation using technology to improve learning and teaching. The work of the selected educator will reflect ISTE's mission and purpose and can be used to model best practices in the field. ISTE's 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:

  • Complimentary registration to the ISTE Conference and Expo
  • Up to $1,000 travel stipend to attend the ISTE Conference and 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

2013 Outstanding Young Educator Award Winner

Krista Moroder
Professional Development Manager
San Francisco, CA, USA

Emerging Leaders

Bill Selak
Innovative Educator Azusa Pacific University
San Dimas, CA, USA

Sara Hunter
STEM Teacher and Coach
Westfield, IN, USA

Gabriela Hernandez
Instructional Technologist
Lewisville, TX, USA

Adrienne Gifford
Advanced Technology Specialist Vista at Open Window School
Bellevue, WA, USA

Rachel Armstrong
5th Grade Blended Learning Teacher Hale Kula Elementary School
Wahiawa, HI, USA

Ashley Webb
CTE & Photography Teacher
Spanish Fork, UT, USA

Justin Aglio
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

View previous winners.