Nominate a leader today! 

In 2022 the Ed-Fi Community will celebrate our first 10 years of impact. In that time we have grown from a small group of early adopters to a nationwide community representing schools, districts, state agencies, nonprofit partners, and edtech companies in nearly every state. We are fortunate to work with so many exceptional leaders across the community and each year we are thrilled to recognize them with our annual awards. 

The Ed-Fi Community Awards Program is designed to recognize exceptional individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to our community and are helping make data work for students. 

Last year, we were back to a hybrid (in-person and virtual) Summit in 2021 where we honored the following Ed-Fi Community members; Jean-Francois Guertin, Edwire, Inc.; Marcos Gallo, Crocus, LLC; Molly Stewart & Rosh Dhanawade, INsite – Indiana University; James O’Meara, Texas A&M International University, College of Education; Indash Dashboard solution for INSITE at Clear Launch by Bak Zoumanigi, Arturo Hernandez, and Ryan English; and Dan Ralyea, South Carolina Department of Education

In 2020 we honored winners through a virtual award ceremony in early December. 

2019 we recognized leading advocates, partners and technical contributors to the mission of the Ed-Fi Alliance, interoperability and the use of effective data in states, K12 schools and technology providers.

In 2018 we honored the teams from INSITE, AWS, NEFEC and Scott Kuykendall of Delaware Dept. of Ed for their work to build and support the Ed-Fi Community.

And if you can remember way back to 2017 when we hosted the inaugural Community Award ceremony, we honored Don Dailey, Michigan Data Hub and Technical Team of the Year: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Join us this year, by submitting a nomination.

Nominations will close on Thursday, September 15, 2022. The Ed-Fi team and the Governance Advisory Team will vote on the nominees. Award recipients will be announced at the Summit and celebrated that evening at the 10-year Community Celebration evening event on Tuesday, November 8th. Please be prepared to provide full name, organization, contact information and a short sentence on what the nominee has done to receive this recognition, in the nomination form.

Nomination Categories & Criteria

Ambassador of the Year
Nominees should have demonstrated commitment to the Ed-Fi Community and sharing the benefits of interoperability with others outside the Community. Nominees in this category are consistent advocates for the education technology sector and for using data to impact teaching and learning.

Technical Contributor of the Year
Nominees in this category should have contributed to the technical work of the Ed-Fi Alliance, demonstrated commitment to the Ed-Fi Data Standards and have demonstrated collaborative efforts to help others within the Community.

Partner of the Year
Nominees should be a technology provider, edtech company, or system integrator that has demonstrated a commitment to interoperability and the Ed-Fi Community by being a champion for data standards, a thoughtful partner for education agencies and a visionary in the use of data to improve outcomes for learners.

Rookie of the Year
Nominations are open to any individual or entity engaged in the Ed-Fi Alliance Community for two years or less.  This award is designed to recognize our newest participants that have demonstrated their commitment to data interoperability by quickly ramping up on the technology and diving into their Ed-Fi implementation and engagement with the broader Community. 

Instructional Leader of the Year
Nominations are open to any individual in the Ed-Fi Alliance Community for LEAs, EPPs and State Education Agencies. This award is designed to recognize educators, instructional leaders or program personnel who are leading interoperability efforts within their organization.

Solution of the Year
Nominations are open to any education agency or vendor. This award is designed to recognize teams who have successfully solved big education challenges with data and can demonstrate how they used the data to support students. Nominee must have demonstrated they used an Ed-Fi Starter Kit or Solution Guide to solve an entrenched problem in education using data through the Ed-Fi Technology Suite.

Nominate a leader today! 

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