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
View award requirements and judging criteria

2017 Award for Outstanding Young Educator Winner

Fanny Passeport
EdTech Coach Mercedes-Benz International School
Pune, India

Emerging Leaders Award

Amy Tran
Educator College Beaubois
Montreal, QC, Canada

Caitlin McLemore
Academic Technology Specialist Harpeth Hall
Nashville, TN, USA

Randall Kohr
Technology Instructor Ocean City School District
Ocean City, NJ, USA

Marielle Venturino
Teacher & Blended Learning Specialist Mar Vista Academy
La Mesa, CA, USA

Torrey Trust
Assistant Professor of Learning Technology University of Massachusetts Amherst
Hadley, MA, USA

View previous winners.