2018 - Kathleen McClaskey and Celeste Best
2017 - Sheila 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
Kathleen has made a significant contribution to NHSTE, ISTE, and the world of Educational Technology for more than three decades! Co-author of the books "Make Learning Personal" and "How to Personalize Learning", Kathleen is nationally renowned for her work in this area. An active member of NHACES, predecessor of NHSTE, Kathleen has been NHSTE Advocacy Chair since 2005. She was recipient of the ISTE Public Policy Advocate of the Year award in 2012 and has served on the ISTE Advocacy board since 2016. President of NHSTE from 2016-2017, Kathleen has been an active presenter at both the NHSTE and ISTE conferences and an inspiration and mentor to many in our field! Always full of energy and passion, Kathleen embodies and exemplifies both the NHSTE and ISTE missions!
Sheila Adams, two time past president, has been a dedicated member of NHSTE for many years! She is someone who is always ready to help and go the extra mile for the organization. Sheila has worn almost every hat that exists in our organization and is a great collaborator. As an educator, Sheila has been an early adopter of technology tools, from using the first dial up access, to getting involved in the Roadkill project, to diving into GIS, to utilizing 3D printers and drones, all with the goal of maximizing her students' learning. As soon as Sheila figures out a new technology, she shares it with others! She is a gem!
Anne Knight is one of the founding members of NHSTE and has contributed so much over the many years of her membership. She was twice president of a precursor organization to today's NHSTE and has been a leader, volunteer, and NHSTE advocate for many years. She has been a great collaborator in New Hampshire, working with many stakeholders in the state to forward the effective use of technology in educating New Hampshire students, and has been a tech mentor and role model as well as a lifelong learner! She is a treasure!
A self-described Edu-Imagineer and Experi-Mentor, in addition to his role as Director of Innovation & Technology for the Inter-Lakes School District, John has been engaged in transforming the education experience since he was a student himself. A strong believer in volunteerism, he has served on his local school board and on the Board of Directors forOpenWorldCause; he has been a Cubmaster, Civil Air Patrol commander of cadets, volleyball coach, and a valuable member of the NHSTE community working behind the scenes to support our efforts to improve technology adoption and use in NH education. John works at the local, national, and international level, presenting regularly at the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference. He has also presented at the NHCTO Clinic, and the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Conference. Nationally, John has spoken at Podstock, Miami Device, Tech & Learning Live, and at the Tech & Learning Leadership Summit. Internationally, John has worked in India, Pakistan, and Kenya, supporting pre-service and practicing educators and their students.
Ina Ahern, a teacher at Plymouth Regional High School in Plymouth, NH, was recognized by the NH Society for Technology in Education with a Making IT Happen award for her efforts to help students learn and use GIS in the classroom.
Kathy Malsbenden is a technology enthusiast who melded her two passions, teaching and technology during her 25 years inpublic and private education. Recently retired, Kathy served as Merrimack Valley School District's first Technology Coordinator
and school districts.
Roy has served as the Director of IT for SAU 67 in Bow, New Hampshire since 1993. He has served as President of NHSTE, the NH affiliate of ISTE, and was awarded the NHSTE Technology Impact Award in 2000. Having started his education career as a music educator, Roy still dabbles in the arts and specifically the application of technology in the arts.