2008 Innovation in Education
Awards Recipients

Project Tomorrow and AeA would like to extend their congratulations to the winners of the 15th Annual High-Tech Innovation Awards. The winners were announced on April 29, 2008 at a sold-out dinner and awards ceremony that drew nearly 500 luminaries from local high-tech companies, financial and government institutions, as well as academic leaders, educators, students, investors and media affiliates.

In addition, we would like to thank our sponsor, Emulex, for helping to extend the reach of the Innovation in Education awards program. For the second year, we awarded a college scholarship to the winner of the Emerging Student Innovator Award.

Congratulations to Orange County educators and innovators:

Emerging Student Innovator
Michael Jitosho, Sonora High School, Fullerton Joint Union High School District

High Impact Teacher in Science, Math and Technology
Stephen McCormack, Laguna Hills High School, Saddleback Valley Unified School District

Innovative School Program in Science, Math and Technology
Dr. Helene Cunningham, principal, Mariposa Elementary School, Brea Olinda Unified School District

For more information about the AeA High Tech Award Winners, click here.

  • Education Awards Finalists

    To learn more about the Emerging Student Innovators or how you can help these educators prepare our students to be tomorrow's innovators, click on the finalist's name.

    Innovative School Program in Science, Math and Technology

    *Dr. Helene Cunningham
    Mariposa Elementary School
    Brea-Olinda Unified School District

    Thomas Ressler
    Capistrano Valley High School
    Capistrano Unified School District

    Colette Wright
    Lake View Elementary School
    Ocean View School District

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

    Jeremy Davis
    Magnolia School District

    Lee Kucera
    Capistrano Valley High School
    Capistrano Unified School District

    *Stephen McCormack
    Laguna Hills High School
    Saddleback Valley Unified School District

    Roger Musgrove
    Trabuco Hills High School
    Saddleback Valley Unified School District

    Sonia Regenfuss
    Arnold O. Beckman High School
    Tustin Unified School District

    Emerging Student Innovator

    Govil Gupta
    Northwood High School
    Irvine Unified School District

    *Michael Jitosho
    Sonora High School
    Fullerton Joint Union High School District

    Jose Tabarez
    San Clemente High School
    Capistrano Unified School District



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  • For additional info, contact:

    Meredith Kohl
    mkohl@tomorrow.org
    (949) 609-4660 ext. 12

    Marianne Miller
    mmiller@tomorrow.org
    (949) 609-4660 ext. 13

* indicates 2008 Innovation in Education Award Winner