The Making IT Happen award honors outstanding educators and leaders who demonstrate extraordinary commitment, leadership, courage and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for students.
Andrea has been a key NHSTE board member for nearly two decades. Currently Vice President, she has held many positions and is always ready to help take on new responsibilities when and where needed. Andrea served as NHSTE Awards Chair for nine years. She became the MIH award committee chair in 2017. Andrea has co-chaired many events including the NHSTE Annual Membership/N3 Dinners and both NHSTE 30th Anniversary and CMTC 35th Anniversary celebrations where she was instrumental in creating technology museums. An annual presenter at CMTC, Andrea is recognized as one of CMTC's Stars for her contributions. She is always there to help fill a need and support others - Making NHSTE Happen! In addition, an educator for 30 years, Andrea exemplifies the NHSTE mission as K-12 School Library Media Specialist at Auburn Village School by pouring her heart and soul into inspiring, creating, and supporting a culture of connected learners.
Stan Freeda is the State Educational Technology Director and specialist for Online Learning at the NHDoE. He maintains and develops NHEON.org - a resource for NH Educational Technology (#NHEdTech). Stan supports educational technology in NH schools through K-12 Digital Literacy program development, state-wide applications licensing, and technology planning. He has taught and developed science and education courses at the college level, both online and face-to-face. Stan is an extremely valued member of the NHSTE Board as NHDoE Liaison and is a NHSTE Past President (2017-2019). A past science teacher, he serves on the Board of Directors for NH Agriculture in the Classroom (NHAITC). An active member of SETDA, he was honored to receive the SETDA Leader of the Year Award in 2017. Stan’s dedication to the transformation of teaching and learning through technology in NH and his support for NHSTE makes him an amazing example of the NHSTE and ISTE missions!
2019 - Stan Freeda and Andrea O'Neil
2018 - Kathleen McClaskey and Celeste Best
2017 - Shelia Adams and Anne Knight
2016 - John Martin and Donna Dennis
2015 - Ina Ahern and Kathy Malsbenden
2014 - Deb Boisvert and Bill Carozza
2013 - Maria Knee and Mike Wakefield
2012 - Roy Bailey and Glen Page
2011 - Cyndi Dunlap and Cathy Higgins