Impact Award Winners
Gregg Behr is the founder and co-chair of Pittsburgh-based Remake Learning, a network of educators, technologists, designers and makers focused on igniting children's curiosity, encouraging creativity and fostering justice and belonging in schools, libraries and museums. Behr also serves as the executive director of The Grable Foundation.
Rose Luckin is a professor of learner-centered design at UCL Knowledge Lab in Brighton, UK. She’s also the founder of EDUCATE Ventures Research Ltd., a hub for start-ups, researchers and educators involved in evidence-based edtech who leverage data and artificial intelligence (AI) for educational benefit.
Sharif El-Mekki is the founder and CEO of the Center for Black Educator Development in Philadelphia. Prior to founding the center, El-Mekki was a nationally recognized principal and U.S. Department of Education principal ambassador fellow. His school, Mastery Charter Shoemaker, was awarded the prestigious EPIC award for accelerating student achievement.
Past Impact Award Winners
Roberto J. Rodríguez, assistant secretary, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C.
Sydnee Dickson, Ed.D., state superintendent of public instruction, Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Erin Mote, executive director of InnovateEDU, Brooklyn, New York.
John C. Tsang, founder of Esperanza, in Hong Kong SAR, China.
Pedro Noguera, dean of USC Rossier School of Education, Los Angeles, California.
Hadley Ferguson, executive director, Edcamp Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Jhone Ebert, superintendent of public instruction for the Nevada Department of Education, in Carson City, Nevada.
Kimberly Bryant, CEO and founder of Black Girls Code, Oakland, California.
Betsy Corcoran, CEO and cofounder of Edsurge, Burlingame, California.
Jennie Magiera, chief program officer of EdTechTeam, Chicago, Illinois.
Sophia Mendoza, director of Instructional Technology Initiative, Los Angeles Unified School District, California.