ISTE Affiliate Awards

As an ISTE affiliate, our organization can submit nominations for the Outstanding Teacher and Leader awards listed below. Our nomination window for these nominations will be January-February each year (tentative).

Outstanding Teacher Award
This award recognizes and honors one teacher who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership in implementing technology to improve education.

Definition of a teacher: It is the intent of the ISTE Outstanding Teacher Award to recognize those persons currently responsible for the day-to-day instruction of PK–12 students, regardless of subject matter. There is an assumption that under this scenario, there will be an articulated curriculum and some type of assessment of learning. Therefore, nominees for this award may also include such individuals as library media specialists, technology integration specialists, etc. for it is the duties and responsibilities of one’s job that define one’s role, rather than one’s title. Of note however, if more than seventy-five percent of one’s responsibilities do not include the direct instruction of PK–12 age students, then the nomination for Outstanding Teacher would not be appropriate

Outstanding Leader
This award recognizes and honors one leader who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership in implementing technology to improve education.
2013-2014: Sue Andrews
St. Louis Visitation Academy

Making IT Happen Award
“Making IT Happen” is an internationally recognized awards program for educators and leaders in the field of educational technology integration in K–12 schools. This award is presented annually to an active full member of the Association and is recognized by ISTE.
The program identifies and rewards educational technology leaders around the world for their commitment and innovation.
Recipients of the awards are educators who:
  1. Apply available technology now
  2. Move forward and don't look back
  3. See students as real people
  4. Teach through relationships, inspiring, encouraging, nurturing
  5. Recognize that further change is necessary, but understand that it is a process
  6. Realize that teacher empowerment is the key element to technology integration
  7. Expect success
  8. Motivate through awareness and access to information
2013-2014: Richard Wilson,
Wentzville School District

2012-2013: Robert Deneau, Rockwood School District

2011-12: Gina Hartman,
Francis Howell School District

2010-11: Tom Swoboda,
Parkway School District

Outstanding Young Educator Award
This annual award is presented to an outstanding young educator (under the age of 35) who demonstrates vision, innovation, action, and transformation using technology to improve teaching and learning. The work of the selected educator will reflect ISTE's mission and purpose and can be used to model best practices in the field. Anyone may nominate an eligible candidate, including affiliates.

2012-2013: Rob Lamb
Pattonville School District