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Finalists Announced in eDynamic Learning’s 2022 Teacher Awards

May 3, 2022

SOUTHLAKE, TexasMay 2, 2022  /PRNewswire/ — In honor of Teacher Appreciation Month, 25 inspirational educators from across the country have been named finalists in eDynamic Learning’s annual Career Compass Teacher Awards. eDynamic Learning is the largest provider of Career Technical Education (CTE) and elective digital curriculum in North America for grades 6-12. The awards were open to any United States certified teacher currently teaching eDynamic Learning courses or using Knowledge Matters simulations in their public, private, virtual, or charter school program. Among the many prizes, teachers have the opportunity to earn a curriculum grant, complimentary professional development, and much more. The finalists span the nation from Florida to Alaska, and will be recognized live at a virtual ceremony on Saturday, May 21st, 2022.

A no-cost professional development event for teachers will take place before and after the ceremony.  All districts are welcome to attend to learn more about eDynamic Learning and Knowledge Matters curriculum for in-class instruction, blended learning, online learning, or best practices for utilizing digital curriculum and resources. With many schools having little time for professional development this year, the May 21st Streamline Instruction Professional Development event will provide an opportunity for teachers to learn best practices to save time, streamline their instruction, and meet the needs of all learners.

Kicking off the event is keynote speaker, Miquel Lopez, a former high school student and now a business and marketing executive, who will share the impact his teacher and CTE had on his life and career. Miquel began his career at Wieden+Kennedy, where he touched various brands, including TurboTax, Old Spice, Secret, Chiquita, Visa, and many others.

“Our mission is to help teachers guide their students in career discovery through our digital curriculum to match their skills and interests to a rewarding and successful career. We know that a teacher’s ability to impact the world is profound and we are excited to honor and recognize their hard work and dedication at our professional development event this year!” said Tyler Wood, Vice President of Marketing & Professional Development for eDynamic Learning.

Finalists using eDynamic Learning digital curriculum include:

Susannah Azzaro, Pennsylvania Distance Learning Charter School, Pennsylvania 
Jennifer Badeaux, Orange County Virtual School, Florida
Summer Highfill, Oregon Charter Academy, Oregon  
Terry Kass, Lake County High Schools Tech Campus, Illinois 
Rebekah Kitchin, Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District, Alaska
Jennifer LewisDeSales High SchoolKentucky
Paula Life, Proximity Learning, Texas 
David Marks, Lake County High Schools Tech Campus, Illinois 
Nancy Ortner, Visions in Education, California
Natalie O’Meara, Orange County Virtual School, Florida
Sheryl PratherAzle High SchoolTexas
Glenna Rutan, Orange County Virtual School, Florida
Kimberly SchorBranson School OnlineColorado
Carrie Woods, Orange County Virtual School, Florida

Finalists using Knowledge Matters simulations from eDynamic Learning include:

Bryan Bernacki, Portage High School, Indiana
Yoelin Cabrera-Fernandez, Southwest Miami High School, Florida
Lou DiCesare, West Irondequoit Central School District, New York 
Ryan Dockter, Griggs County Central School District, North Dakota
Wendy Grote, Divide County High School, North Dakota
Noureddine Lalami, Freedom High School, California
Michelle Le, Panther Creek High School, North Carolina
Lesly McBride, Colonial Heights High School, Virginia 
Halee Porter, Northside High School, Texas
Renee Rouleau White, Washington High School, Washington
Amy Sullivan, Cedar Crest High School, Pennsylvania