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2022-23 National PLTW Teachers and Administrator of the Year Awards

The nominations are in, and we are excited to recognize the 2022-23 Outstanding PLTW Teachers and Outstanding PLTW Administrators. These educators empower students to lead their learning, to transform their possibilities, to unlock their potential, and every year PLTW is honored to award those educators.

Recipients will be announced in August!

We’ll recognize all Outstanding PLTW Teachers and Administrators in August and, from that group, select the National Administrator of the Year and National Teacher of the Year in each PLTW program, as well as the Robert and Patricia Kern PLTW Teacher of the Year.

We’re excited to continue to honor those who have made a significant impact in their classrooms, schools, communities, and those who continue to enhance the student experience. Our past recipients continue to make impacts in their communities and classrooms daily, check them out below!

2021-22 School Year Award Winners

Congratulations to all our 2021-22 Outstanding and National PLTW Teachers and Administrators. Your commitment to your PLTW programs is unparalleled. Even after the unprecedented challenges of last school year, you continued to ensure students had access to meaningful learning experiences. Thank you for showing up every day to “Lead The Way.”

Previous National Award Winners

  • PLTW Launch Teacher of the Year: Christine Davenport; West Platte Elementary School; West Platte School District; Missouri
  • PLTW Gateway Teacher of the Year: Ralph Alvarado; Lusher Charter School; Advocates for Arts Based Charity Schools - New Orleans; Louisiana
  • PLTW Gateway Teacher of the Year: Edgar Monroy; Bret Harte Middle School; Hayward Unified School District; California
  • PLTW Computer Science Teacher of the Year: Randy Mills; Rangeview High School; Adams-Arapahoe 28-J; Colorado
  • PLTW Engineering Teacher of the Year: Michael Thomas Karasch; William Fremd High School; Township High School District 211; Illinois
  • PLTW Biomedical Science Teacher of the Year: Danielle Weber; The Academy of Information Technology & Engineering; Stamford Public Schools; Connecticut
  • Robert and Patricia Kern Teacher of the Year: Amy Baldwin; Oakbrook Middle School; Dorchester District Two; South Carolina
  • Robert and Patricia Kern Teacher of the Year: Danielle Doherty-Koch; Crystal River High School; Citrus County School District; Florida
  • Robert and Patricia Kern Teacher of the Year: Charlene Griesner; Fairmont School; Sanger Unified School District; California
  • PLTW Administrator of the Year: Dr. Laura A. Goldzung; Manassas City Public Schools; Virginia
  • PLTW Administrator of the Year: Missy Fraze; Anchorage School District; Alaska
  • PLTW Launch Teacher of the Year: Adam Dugger; Searingtown Elementary School; Herricks Union Free School District; New York
  • PLTW Gateway Teacher of the Year: Nathan Williams; Bayless Junior High School; Bayless School District; Missouri
  • PLTW Computer Science Teacher of the Year: Daniel Sanchez; Norwalk High School; Norwalk - La Mirada Unified School District; California
  • PLTW Engineering Teacher of the Year: Anthony Tegtmeyer; Neuqua Valley High School; Indiana Prairie School District; Illinois
  • PLTW Biomedical Science Teacher of the Year: Jason Gibbs; Wayne High School; Wayne County Schools; West Virginia
  • Robert and Patricia Kern Teacher of the Year: Brian Iselin; Lorain County Joint Vocational School; Ohio
  • PLTW Administrator of the Year: Julie Cannizzo; Goddard Public Schools; Kansas
  • PLTW Launch Teacher of the Year: Joseline Nacua; Jefferson Elementary School; Compton Unified School District; California
  • PLTW Gateway Teacher of the Year: Kristie Steinlicht; Anacapa Middle School; Ventura Unified School District; California
  • PLTW Computer Science Teacher of the Year: Susan Jones; Midway High School; Midway Independent School District; Texas
  • PLTW Engineering Teacher of the Year: Brett Kisker; Liberty North High School; Liberty Public Schools; Missouri
  • PLTW Biomedical Science Teacher of the Year: Jeanine Branham Hall; Hendrick Hudson High School; Hendrick Hudson School District; New York
  • Robert and Patricia Kern Teacher of the Year: Devin McKinnon; New Berlin Eisenhower Middle/High School; Wisconsin
  • PLTW Administrator of the Year: Eryca Card; Elkhorn Area School District; Wisconsin
  • PLTW Launch Teacher of the Year: Sandy Bradshaw; Midway Elementary School; South Carolina
  • PLTW Gateway Teacher of the Year: Kelly Garcia; Benton Middle School; California
  • PLTW Computer Science Teacher of the Year: Nirmala Arunachalam; Olympic Heights Community High School; Florida
  • PLTW Engineering Teacher of the Year: Frank Decker; North Lawrence Career Center; Indiana
  • PLTW Biomedical Science Teacher of the Year: Mike Lindley; Wes Watkins Technology Center; Oklahoma
  • Robert and Patricia Kern Teacher of the Year: Angela Anderson; Antelope High School; California
  • PLTW Administrator of the Year: Kathy Dodd; Union Public Schools; Oklahoma
  • PLTW Launch Teacher of the Year: Kelly Wheeler; The Santa Rosa Academy; California
  • PLTW Gateway Teacher of the Year: Beth Fox; William Lenoir Middle School; North Carolina
  • PLTW Engineering Teacher of the Year: Chris Hurd; Cazenovia High School; New York
  • Robert and Patricia Kern Teacher of the Year: April Moon; Waxahachie Global High School; Texas
  • PLTW Administrator of the Year: Dr. Richard Montgomery; Star City Schools