Top 30

 

Bold decision-makers are the most valuable asset in education today. The Center for Digital Education is committed to our community of national education thought leaders shifting the landscape of education. This annual award recognizes people and organizations who are moving the needle in K-12 and higher education thanks to their commitment to ensuring today’s students are armed with the necessary tools for learning. Our award winners are visionaries who are going against the grain to increase funding, bandwidth, privacy protocols and predictive analytics, and to improve the personalization of learning. With technology as their catalyst, they are dedicated to transforming education at the local, state and national levels in ways that have a positive impact on student success. Congratulations and welcome to #TEAMCDE!

All my best,
Kecia Ray, Ed. D., Executive Director
Center for Digital Education

 

Know someone who is transforming learning through innovative use of tech? Nominate them for the 2017 Top 30 by May 1. 

 

2016 Honorees

Luvelle Brown

Luvelle Brown

Superintendent, Ithaca City School District, New York

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

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Kim Clemmons

Kim Clemmons

Instructional Technology Supervisor, Wilson County Schools, Tennessee

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Dallas Dance

S. Dallas Dance

Superintendent, Baltimore County Public Schools, Maryland

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Deans for Impact

Deans for Impact

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Chris Dede

Chris Dede

Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Massachusetts

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Tristan Denley

Tristan Denley

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Tennessee Board of Regents

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Mark Edwards

Mark Edwards

Senior Vice President of Digital Learning at Discovery Education; Former Superintendent, Mooresville Graded School District, North Carolina

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Ginann Franklin

Ginann Franklin

Director of Libraries and Educational Technology, Currey Ingram Academy, Tennessee

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Nicole Galloway

Nicole Galloway

Missouri State Auditor

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Marie Izquierdo

Marie Izquierdo

Chief Academic Officer, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Florida

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Daphne Koller

Daphne Koller

Co-Founder, Coursera

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Keith Krueger

Keith Krueger

CEO, CoSN — The Consortium for School Networking

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Angelique Nedved

Angelique Nedved

Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, Lawrence Public Schools, Kansas

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Lisa Nielsen

Lisa Nielsen

Director of Digital Engagement and Professional Learning, New York City Department of Education

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Sunay Palsole

Sunay Palsole

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Engineering Remote Education, Texas A&M Engineering; Former Associate Vice Provost for Digital Learning, The University of Texas at San Antonio

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Hadi Partovi

Hadi Partovi

CEO, Code.org

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Jim Peterson

Jim Peterson

CTO, Bloomington School District 87, Illinois

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Megan Power

Megan Power

Learning Experience Designer, Design39Campus, California

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Jason Rhode

Jason Rhode

Director of the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center, Northern Illinois University

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Joe Sargent

Joe Sargent

Assistant Vice President of Information and Educational Technologies, Walters State Community College, Tennessee

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Philip Schreur

Philip Schreur

Assistant University Librarian for Technical and Access Services, Stanford University, California

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Joseph South

Joseph South

Director, Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education

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Team Denton Independent School District

Team Denton Independent School District, Texas

Jamie Wilson, Superintendent of Schools; Marcus Bourland, Principal, LaGrone Advanced Technology Complex; and Tonya Tivis, Culinary Arts and Hospitality Instructor, LaGrone Advanced Technology Complex

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Franny and Pat Millen

Team E2D — Eliminate the Digital Divide

Franny Millen, Co-Founder, and Pat Millen, Co-Founder and President

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Team High Tech High

Team High Tech High, California

Gary Jacobs, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees; Larry Rosenstock, Chief Executive Officer; Kay Davis, Secretary, High Tech High School Board; Ben Daley, Chief Academic Officer

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Mark Evans and Rob Dickson

Team Omaha Public Schools, Nebraska

Mark Evans, Superintendent of Schools, and Rob Dickson, Executive Director of Information Management Services

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Kara Van Dam

Kara Van Dam

Vice Provost for the Learner and Faculty Experience, University of Maryland University College

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Cynthia Vavasseur

Cynthia Vavasseur

Associate Professor, Coordinator of Graduate Studies, College of Education, Nicholls State University, Louisiana

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Mia Kim Williams

Mia Kim Williams

Associate Professor of Curriculum Studies and Educational Technology, Coordinator of the Department of Educational Technology, University of Northern Colorado

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