A group photo of the 2023 Community Award winners.

The Ed-Fi Alliance announced its 2023 Community Award recipients during the 2023 Summit. This is the seventh year for this recognition of leaders who represent exceptional work and significant contributions to the educational field. This year’s recognition included a $5,000 charitable donation to a U.S. public charity in the name of each awardee.

The recipients were as follows:

  • Ed-Fi Ambassador of the Year: Andrew Rice, Education Analytics, for consistently advocating for the Ed-Fi Alliance and data interoperability with district, state, and federal stakeholders.
  • Ed-Fi Rookie of the Year: Loudoun County Public Schools for its creation of an assessment-focused deployment that has revolutionized data-driven decision-making for its schools.
  • Ed-Fi Innovator/Innovation of the Year: The Resultant team of Curt Merlau, Sara Hunter, Bobby Grimm, Joshua Impson, Caleb Bush, Brittney Goodwin, and Jill Sanders, for developing a comprehensive dashboard that helps Indiana educators, learners, and parents better interact with and understand education data.
  • Ed-Fi Community Service Award: Josh Allen, Denver Public Schools, for his commitment to ensuring successful implementation for the district and his work managing its development, data warehouse, and business intelligence teams.

Congratulations again to all our 2023 Ed-Fi Alliance Community Award Winners. Thank you for all your meaningful work to support student outcomes and for what you do for the community!

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