Teacher Leader Impact Award

AWARD WINNERS 2021

We asked you to tell us about your best teacher leader to honor in this year's Teacher Leader Impact Award. These are teachers whose influence and impact extends beyond their classroom walls.

After hearing from district leaders across the country, here are the honorees for 2021.

Congratulations to all!

Tasha Jones

Putnam County Schools
Eatonton, GA

Tasha is an ELA middle school teacher and this year has set up her classroom for virtual success for students who decided to stay home due to COVID-19. A teacher with a focus on standards and social emotional learning, Tasha also embraces experiential learning, using the district's historical archives to have students reflect on themselves and their belonging in the community. It's no wonder that Tasha was also selected to be in a teacher leadership program where she is a mentor to other teachers in the building.

Daniel Miller

Fairfax County Public School System
Fairfax County, VA

Daniel Miller is an English and AP Capstone teacher and a leader who creates community at the same time as topping the charts on test scores. In addition to teaching, he has served as department chair, swim coach, and Russian program manager, and develops high-quality and high-impact professional development for his colleagues. Daniel undoubtedly leads with inclusion, equity, and opportunity at the core for transformational results.

Stacy Musick

Chambersburg Area School District
Franklin County, PA

Stacy Musick is a 3rd teacher who has exemplified how to utilize a Learning Management System and include technology in a Blended Learning classroom. She is celebrated for having done a phenomenal job integrating the curriculum with the new LMS as well as engaging students in the learning process while virtual. Her students have not just learned but mastered content.

Meagan Pryor

Keller ISD
Keller, TX

Fourth grade teacher Meagan Pryor is a deeply committed and passionate educator leader. She is a a member of her school's master teacher cohort, and has envisioned a school environment in which teachers are true leaders. In addition to writing the elementary ELA, she assists teachers with implementing technology in intentional and effective ways. Meagan is truly a reflective educator!

Desire Roberts

Nampa School District
Nampa, ID

Desire Roberts is a 2nd grade teacher and PBS-system extradordinaire, perfecting a school-wide system of positive behavioral supports. She supports teachers in their work with children who have high behavioral needs and with the response to intervention process. She is also an an advocate for strong mental health strategies for teachers and students. What a rockstar!

Holden Rowe

Broken Arrow Public Schools
Broken Arrow, OK

Holden Rowe, science teacher, is a positive leader at Broken Arrow High School. He celebrates teachers and support staff and has facilitated a Teacher of the Month program and weekly staff celebrations. Solutions-oriented and enthusiastic, Holden is a valued member of the BAHS team. Now it's time to turn the spotlight on him!

Marisa Specht

Griffith Public Schools
Griffith, IN
Third grade teacher Marisa Specht is always going above and beyond to create an inclusive classroom and implement project based learning. Students feel valued and not only enjoy going to school but thrive in the positive environment!

Alicia Stevens

Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township
Lawrence Township, IN

As a third grade teacher, Alicia Stevens has a vision of success and high expectations for her students. As a Team Lead at Crestview Elementary, Alicia holds those same high standards in her work with colleagues. She is a knowledgeable and skilled instructional coach. Alicia also is committed to equity and social justice. In her role as a member of the district's curriculum development team, Alicia ensures that culturally responsive literature and topics of social justice are represented in both district and building level curriculum.

Jill Taylor

Broken Arrow Public Schools
Broken Arrow, OK

Jill Taylor, math teacher and math department lead, is wonderfully involved at her school. Working with 25 teachers in her department as well as sponsoring the National Honor Society for students, Jill is supporting many individuals. She can always be seen at all events supporting and cheering on students and is known for taking new teachers under her wing. What a team player!

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