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Educators and Suppliers Recognized for Edtech Leadership

1EdTech Presents Power Learner Potential and Individual Leadership Awards at
Learning Impact Conference 


LAKE MARY, Florida, June 7, 20231EdTech™ Consortium (1EdTech), the world-leading non-profit collaborative committed to creating an open, trusted and innovative edtech ecosystem, recognized companies and individuals leading edtech innovation this past year at the 2023 Learning Impact Conference today.

The Power Learner Potential Organizational Awards were given in four different categories:

Transformative Digital Learning

  • Darlington County School District 
  • Georgia Department of Education
  • Instructure
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • PowerSchool
  • University of Central Florida

Personalized Learner Journeys

  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Henry County Schools
  • Savvas
  • Vital Source

Achievement, Opportunity and Employment

  • Idaho Division of Career and Technical Education
  • Territorium
  • Western Governors University

Learner Success Retention and Outcomes

  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • University of California San Diego

Individual Leadership Awards were recognized in six different categories:

TrustEd Apps Program

  • Eddie Nemec, Gainesville City Schools
  • Monica Olsson, Washington State Community & Technical Colleges
  • Todd Van Zandt, University of California, Davis

Curriculum Innovation and Teaching Strategies

  • Andy Kuritzky, Edmentum
  • Hanna Teal, Darlington County School District
  • Edward Lowe, Amplify
  • William Baker, Savvas
  • Brittany Ware, Henry County Schools
  • Rob Stratton, SAFARI Montage
  • Debra McSwain, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pepper Williams, Common Good Learning Tools

Learning Data and Analytics 

  • Laura Ipsen, Ellucian
  • Gauthier Philippart, Actionaly
  • Mauritz Danielsson, Ladok
  • Shane Nackerud, University of Minnesota
  • Kirsten Clark, University of Minnesota
  • Jared Kosanovic, University of Wisconsin Madison

Learning Platforms, Apps and Tools

  • Tain Barszo, Zoom
  • Mary Gwodz, Unicon
  • Kristen Morton, PowerSchool
  • Carrie Vail, PowerSchool
  • Jeff Rubenstein, Google Classroom
  • Jim Williamson, University of California Los Angeles
  • Maggie Ricci, Indiana University
  • Lorne Rodriguez, Chicago Public Schools

Digital Credentials

  • German Freiwald, SalesForce
  • Tim Couper, Signature Digital by Award Assured
  • Collin Sullivan, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Luke Dowden, Alamo Colleges District

Integrated Assessment

  • Russ Wegfehrt, Smarter Balanced
  • Greg Vafis, Educational Testing Service
  • Ewoud de Kok, Feedback Fruits
  • Miranda McLaren, Gwinnett County Public Schools

“Getting to the future of education requires cross-boundary leadership spanning IT and curriculum and instruction from stakeholders across K-12, Higher Education, suppliers, governments, and philanthropic funders,” said Dr. Rob Abel, 1EdTech CEO. “Our Power Learner Potential Awards recognize those organizations that go above and beyond to take those collaborations to the next level to address the key educational leadership imperatives of our time.” 

IMS Japan Society, 1EdTech’s affiliated organization in Japan, received a Power Learner Potential Award for its partnership with 1EdTech for supporting a breakthrough project featuring 1EdTech standards sponsored by the Digital Agency and Ministry of Education of Japan.

Barry Brahier, chief product officer for teaching and learning at Infinite Campus, was honored with the Technical Excellence Award and recognized for his years of service to 1EdTech. 

1EdTech also celebrated the first cohort of its TrustEd Apps Certified Leader (TACL) Program Tuesday night. The 27 certified leaders completed five rigorous modules and were able to develop a comprehensive strategy to implement a trusted, open, and innovative, best-in-class edtech ecosystem at their institutions.

About 1EdTech

1EdTech is a member-based non-profit community partnership of leading educational providers at all levels, government organizations, and edtech suppliers working together to enable better digital teaching and learning. Together we power learner potential by accelerating an open, trusted, and innovative education ecosystem in which products work together to enable better learning.

1EdTech hosts the annual Learning Impact conference and other engagement opportunities to advance the leadership and ideas that shape the future of learning. 1EdTech is supported by an affiliated public charity, the 1EdTech Foundation, that puts philanthropic funds to work for our cause. Visit our website at


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