ISTE is an official certifying organization for the President's Volunteer Service Award. This award recognizes United States citizens who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period or cumulative hours over the course of a lifetime. ISTE honors individuals with this prestigious award who have volunteered at least 100 hours in ISTE volunteer activities per year. Any eligible non-U.S. citizens receive comparable recognition by ISTE. Learn more about the President's Volunteer Service Award.

To apply for the President's Volunteer Service Award, please complete the 2021 President's Volunteer Service Award form. Applications are due May 1, 2021.


Why do you volunteer with ISTE?

gann.jpg"I volunteer for ISTE because it is the number-one thing in my career that fills my bucket. I love the connections it gives me and the skills and knowledge I can bring back to my district. I love how when I'm with the people at ISTE, I feel so happy. I feel like I'm with people who have like minds, who are on the same page, who are truly a piece of my future and the future of education." 

—Kara Gann, former ISTE Board member

President’s Volunteer Service Award Winners



Gold Award Winners

(left to right) Mila Thomas Fuller. Ed.D, Tara Linney, Rachelle Dene Poth


Silver Award Winners

(left to right) Julie Jaeger, Randy Hansen, Nicole Zumpano, Julianne Ross-Kleinmann, Karen Swift, Mia Kim Williams, Mary Howard, Kristen Harrington, Bill Bass, Torrey Trust, Jessica Shupik


Bronze Award Winners

(left to right) Aaron Joseph Kleinmann, Brian Seymour, Scott Merrick, Melissa Henning, Gregory Gilmore, Pamela Shoemaker, Kimberly Lane Clark, Leslie Fagin, Jennifer Courduff, Peña Bedesem
Not pictured: Cathy Collins, Katie Siemer, Heidi Williams, Diana McGhee, Ruth Okoye, Russell Smithson, Tami Moehring, Amanda Fox, Sherry Jones

View previous award winners (PDF)