Teacher of the Year - Initial Teacher Preparation (Pre-Service Faculty)

A higher education faculty member (13-20) who:

  • Prepares teacher candidates (pre-service teachers) with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to effectively integrate technology into their future classroom practices
  • Prepares teacher candidates (pre-service teachers) with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become a school leader and advocate for educational technology
  • Models 21st Century instruction through the meaningful use of educational technology
  • Frames learning with project and inquiry-based approaches
  • Shares and promotes effective academic technology use with others inside and outside the classroom setting

The award winner becomes AzTEA's nominee for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Outstanding Teacher Award, unless ineligible as per ISTE's requirements.

Previous Recipients

2014 - Chris Smudde, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, ASU
2015 - Ashleigh King - Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, ASU
2016 - Lynda Scott, -Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, ASU