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PLTW Announces 2022-23 Teacher and Administrator of the Year

PLTW recognizes outstanding teachers and administrators across the U.S. who inspire, engage, and empower their students by creating transformative learning experiences in their schools through PLTW programs

Indianapolis, IN –Teachers and administrators across Project Lead The Way’s (PLTW) network of schools empower and inspire their students every day. Each year, PLTW honors outstanding teachers and administrators who have made significant impacts in their classrooms, schools, and communities. These educators demonstrate exemplary leadership that inspires and provides opportunities for their students through PTLW programs.

PLTW applauds the unwavering commitment of educators in all that they do to inspire and prepare their students for a lifetime of opportunity. With educators in all 50 states, including D.C. and U.S. territories, over 80,000 PLTW teachers have transformed their classrooms through hands-on immersive learning. With PLTW Core Training, educators receive a dynamic and best-in-class professional development experience that empowers them to facilitate transformative learning in their classrooms.

Award winners were selected from across PLTW’s national network of educators and divided into categories based on the pathways they teach or oversee, such as elementary and middle school programs –PLTW Launch and PLTW Gateway –and PLTW high school pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. The national teacher and administrator of the year awards signify the outstanding work and dedication of these educators, and PLTW celebrates their achievements.

Award winners were selected based on criteria that demonstrate the impact these educators have on their students including expanding access; exhibiting leadership within their classroom, school, district, and/or local community of educators; and ultimately empowering their students to develop key transportable skills for college and career success.

“PLTW educators do incredible work facilitating learning experiences that help inspire and prepare students to reach their full potential. This award acknowledges and recognizes their accomplishments in continuing that mission," stated Dr. David Dimmett, PLTW Interim President and CEO. “We congratulate them and are proud of the work these educational leaders do to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary for success beyond the classroom, no matter what career path they choose.”

PLTW congratulates the 2022-23 National PLTW Teacher of the Year, Robert and Patricia Kern Teacher of the Year, and National PLTW Administrator of the Year Award recipients. Award winners are available in the National PLTW Awards Yearbook.


About PLTW

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a mission-driven organization that is transforming the learning experience for millions of PreK-12 students and thousands of teachers across the U.S. PLTW empowers students to develop in-demand, transportable knowledge and skills through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. PLTW’s teacher training and resources support teachers as they engage their students in real-world learning. Approximately 12,200 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia offer PLTW programs. For more information on Project Lead The Way, visit

About PLTW National Awards
Teachers and administrators across PLTW’s network of schools do amazing things every day to impact the lives of their students. Each year, PLTW honors those who have made significant impacts in their classrooms, schools, and communities through the PLTW National Awards. From outstanding administrators that demonstrate exemplary leadership to teachers who inspire, engage, and provide opportunities for brighter futures to students through PLTW programs.

Media Contact:
Jackie Yanchocik
PLTW Director of Public Relations