Nominations for 2017 are open now. In order to nominate an individual, please use this form. Applications require a nomination statement and at least one letter of recommendation in pdf format.
VSTE will recognize and honor one leader and one teacher* in Virginia who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership in implementing technology to improve education. Award recipients will be selected from a pool of nominations submitted by VSTE members from around Virginia. Nominations for 2017 will be accepted from August 15 to October 1, 2017. Winners will be announced in mid-October 2016, and will receive a complimentary registration for the annual conference in Virginia Beach where they will be recognized for their achievement.
Please review the appropriate rubric when preparing nomination materials. Nominees are rated solely using criteria identified in the rubric.
Questions should be addressed to [email protected].
The review committee will include VSTE board members and previous winners.
Outstanding Leader: Dr. Amy Cashwell, Chief Academic Officer, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Outstanding Teacher: Dr. Ann Nash, ITRT, Henrico County Public Schools
Outstanding Leader: Dr. Helen Crompton, Assistant Professor, Old Dominion University
Outstanding Teacher: Doug Saunders, ITRT, Henrico County Public Schools
Outstanding Leader: Janet Copenhaver, Director of Technology, Henry County Schools
Outstanding Teacher: Daniel Nemerow, Math and Special Education, Prince William County Schools
Outstanding Leader: Richard Pierce, Associate Professor, Shenandoah University
Outstanding Teacher: Wendy Phillips, literacy specialist at Belview Elementary School, Montgomery County Schools
Outstanding Leader: Mark Nichols, Special Education Supervisor for Assistive Technology and Individual Education Programs, Loudoun County Public Schools
Outstanding Teacher: Norene Skiles, library media specialist at Windsor Oaks Elementary School, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Outstanding Leader: Thomas Woodward, Assistant Director of Instructional Technology, Henrico County Public Schools
Outstanding Teacher: Kristina Peck, Riverbend High School Math Teacher, Spotsylvania County Public Schools
Outstanding Leader: Katie Knapp, Computer Resource Specialist, Virginia Beach Public Schools
Outstanding Teacher: Lacy Krell, Salem High School English Teacher, Virginia Beach Public Schools
* Definition of a teacher: It is the intent of the VSTE 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.