2007 Innovation in Education
Awards Recipients

The Project Tomorrow Innovation Awards in Education recognizes educational leaders and students for their innovative uses of science, math and technology in the classroom and community. The 2007 Innovation Award categories are: District Leadership, Innovative School Programs, High Impact Teaching and Emerging Student Innovator.

The 2007 Innovation Awards in Education will be presented at the 14th Annual AeA High Tech Awards black tie reception on Thursday, May 10th at the Fairmont Hotel-Newport Beach, in conjunction with the AeA’s own corporate awards.

Educators and K-12 students from schools in Orange County, CA are eligible for the awards. Nominations may be self-submitted or may be submitted by a district and/or school staff person, supporting organization such as a PTA unit, parent advisory committee, or youth-based organization(s).

  • Education Awards Finalists

District Leadership of the Year in Science, Math and Technology

Dr. Theresa Daem, Superintendent, Laguna Beach Unified School District

Innovative School Program of the Year in Science, Math and Technology

Jerry Halpin
Brea Olinda High School
Brea Olinda Unified School District

Jacqueline Pearce
Robert C. Fisler School
Fullerton School District

Lucinda Nares Pueblos
Lathrop Technology Magnet School
Santa Ana Unified School District

Ginny Trapani
Yorba Linda Middle School
Placentia-Yorba Linda School District

High Impact Teacher of the Year in Science, Math and Technology

Amanda Donnell
Technology Educator
Andersen Elementary
Newport Mesa Unified School District

Janice Hopper
Project Director
The Academies at Century High
Century High School
Santa Ana Unified School District

Jeffrey Lee
5th grade teacher
GATE Coordinator
Arthur F. Corey Elementary School
Buena Park School District

Holly Steele
7th-8th grade Science Teacher
Beechwood School
Fullerton School District

Emerging Student Innovator

Katherine Bower
Brea Olinda High School
Brea Olinda Unified School District

Marshall Thomas
Laguna Beach High School
Laguna Beach Unified School District

Jason Youdeem
Foothill High School
Tustin Unified School District