Teacher Leader Impact Award

Award Winners 2024

We asked you to tell us about your best teacher leader and lifelong learner to honor in this year's Teacher Leader Impact Award.Here are the honorees for 2024. Congratulations!

Alyssa Dillard

5th and 6th Reading Interventionist
Metropolitan School District of Warren Township
Indianapolis, IN

Noemi Jimenez, MA

Kindergarten Biliteracy Teacher
St. Vrain Valley School District
Longmont, CO

Nominated by administrators at their respective school districts, Dillard and Jimenez were chosen for their positive impact on their classroom and school community through their dedication to lifelong learning and the continuous improvement of their teaching practices.“I am honored to receive the Teacher Leader Impact Award,” said Dillard, a reading interventionist at Creston Intermediate and Middle School in the Metropolitan School District of Warren Township. “I strive to be a leader in both words and actions in every position I hold and I hope I can continue to impact people and bring a positive light to my job every day.”“This tremendous honor wouldn't be possible without the unwavering support of my team, families, colleagues, students, and coaches,” added Jimenez, a kindergarten biliteracy teacher at Northridge Elementary in St. Vrain Valley Schools. “Together, we've cultivated a vibrant learning environment that fosters curiosity and empowers multilingual learners to not only thrive but also explore the wonders of STEM. Thank you all for believing in the power of growth!”To further support these educators with their ongoing professional growth, each winner will receive a school-wide subscription to the AI Coach by Edthena platform for the 2024-25 school year. This adaptive, first-of-its-kind solution uses artificial intelligence (AI) to support teachers as they work through personalized coaching cycles. Using the platform, teachers independently reflect on their practice and set near-term goals as part of a self-paced module that mirrors the instructional coaching process to further their professional development.

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