Innovation in Education Awards


2015 Innovation in Education
Award Recipients

The 2015 Innovation Award categories included Innovative School Program, High Impact Teacher and Emerging Student Innovator. The 2015 Innovation in Education Awards were presented at the 22nd Annual OC Tech Alliance Awards black tie reception on October 8th, 2015. This is the second year that Microsemi has sponsored Project Tomorrow’s Innovation in Education Awards. Avago Technologies continued Emulex Corporation’s sponsorship making it the tenth consecutive sponsorship year. It was also the first year that Astronics, the Orange County Department of Education and Haworth IOS sponsored the Project Tomorrow’s Innovation in Education Awards. We are very honored to have all of these partnerships.

2015 Innovation in Education Award Finalists

Innovative School Program in Science, Math, & Technology – honoring the strong leadership of a school principal in driving innovation in education. The nominees are:
Dale Hillyer
Principal, Stoddard Elementary School
Stoddard STEAM Academy
*Nick Stephany
Principal, Foothill High School
Foothill Engineering and Technology (FEAT)
Greg Endelman
Principal, The Prentice School in Santa Ana
Assistive Technology Tools
High Impact Teacher in Science, Math & Technology – acknowledging the influence of a great teacher in preparing his/her students to compete and thrive in the 21st century. The nominees are:
*Dwynn Famalette
10-12th Science Teacher, Aliso Niguel High School
Sharon McCubbin
3rd Grade Teacher, Springbrook Elementary
Suzy Hardy
6-8th Math/Technology Teacher, St. John’s Episcopal School in Rancho Santa Margarita
Emerging Student Innovator – recognizing students who are creatively using science, math and technology resources to solve a school or community problem. The nominees are:
*Anna Lou
Oxford Academy
Ruoxi Michelle Chen
Sage Hill School
Sean O’Bannon
Foothill High School
* winner