2006 Innovation in Education
Awards Recipients

Fullerton School Superintendent Honored for Innovative Leadership

Orange County Business, Education & Community Leaders Convene to Discuss Economic Competitiveness

2006 Innovation in Education Awards
In collaboration with the Orange County Council of AeA (American Electronics Association), Project Tomorrow is pleased to recognize Orange County educators through the Project Tomorrow Innovation in Education Awards. This new program follows Project Tomorrow’s legacy of recognizing demonstrated excellence in educational leadership in Orange County.

The Innovation in Education Awards recognize educators who demonstrate innovative uses of science, math, and technology resources as a way to increase student achievement and ultimately, enhance economic competitiveness in Orange County.

Congratulations to this year's award recipients!

Dr. Cameron M. McCune
Superintendent, Fullerton School District (Fullerton, CA)
District Leadership of the Year in Science, Math and Technology

Dan Sullivan
Principal, Trabuco Hills High School (Mission Viejo, CA)
Innovative School Program of the Year in Science, Math and Technology

Kathryn Fliegler
Science Teacher, Trabuco Hills High School (Mission Viejo, CA)
High Impact Teacher of the Year in Science, Math and Technology

Randy Hudson
Science Teacher, Dana Hills High School (Dana Point, CA)
High Impact Teacher of the Year in Science, Math and Technology

Read about this year's award recipients and their innovative programs.

Nominations for the awards were solicited from K-12 public and private schools throughout Orange County.

Ten finalists were submitted to a review panel comprised of local and national business leaders:

Dr. Katherine Bihr
Executive Director
Tiger Woods Learning Center

Dr. Ann Lee Flynn
Director, Educational Technology
National School Boards Association

Marina Leight
Vice President
Center for Digital Education

Brenda Mason
Director of Organizational Development
Powerwave Technologies, Inc.

Brad Yates
Senior VP and Chief Administrative Officer
Mindspeed, Inc.

2006 Innovation in Education Awards Finalists

District Leadership of the Year in Science, Math, and Technology

Dr. Cameron M. McCune, Superintendent
Fullerton School District

Innovative School Program of the Year in Science, Math, and Technology

Jerry Halpin, Principal
Program: Global Information Technology Academy

Brea Olinda High School
Brea Olinda Unified School District

Dan Sullivan, Principal
Program: Innovative Technology

Trabuco Hills High School
Saddleback Valley Unified School District

Maggie Villegas, Principal
Program: SmartBoards in the Classroom

Arroyo Elementary School
Tustin Unified School District

High Impact Teacher of the Year in Science, Math, and Technology

Kathryn F. Fliegler
Trabuco Hills High School

Saddleback Valley Unified School District

Randy Hudson
Dana Hills High School

Capistrano Unified School District

Donald Isbell
Century High School

Santa Ana Unified School District

Maureen Koenig
Yorba Linda Middle School

Placentia-Yorba Linda School District

Jeff Lee
Arthur F. Corey Elementary School

Buena Park School District

Tim Thomas
Dr. Jonas Salk Elementary School

Magnolia School District

The Project Tomorrow Innovation Awards were presented at the Annual AeA High Tech Awards in conjunction with AeA's own corporate awards. Speakers at the AeA High Tech Awards included many of the county’s leading CEOs including Dwight Decker of Conexant, Lee Edwards of FileNet, and Joel Moskowitz of Ceradyne. This high profile event attracts over 500 business and community leaders each year. This is the first time that the Orange County AeA chapter has honored education leaders and we applaud the leadership of AeA for this extraordinary outreach to the Orange County K-12 community.