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Making It Happen Award


Making IT Happen is an internationally recognized awards program for educators in the field of educational technology integration in K–12 schools. The program identifies and rewards educational technology leaders around the world for their commitment and innovation.

As an affiliate of ISTE, ARKSTE selects a winner and finalists for the statewide Making IT Happen Award.

Making It Happen Award winners for 2020 will be recognized at the ARKSTE Spring Conference on April 7th, 2020.

Applications for the 2020 ARKSTE Making It Happen Award are now open. Below you will find the 2020 MIH Flyer and Rubric. 
Applications will be open until February 17, 2020.

Nomination Flyer 2020 (coming soon!)
Rubric (coming soon!)

Winners and Finalists
*2019
Kaylyn Busch, Farmington Schools - WINNER
Madison Sandig, The New School

*2018
Adrienne Thomas-Schlake, The New School - WINNER

*2017
Tressie Fowler, Danville Public Schools - WINNER

*2016
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*2015
Kathy Hancock, Bentonville Public Schools - WINNER

*2014
Terry Freeny, Fort Smith School District - WINNER
Leah Cheek, Bentonville School District

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*2013
Rebeca Core, Harrison School District - WINNER
Sarah Teague, Russellville School District

*2012
Anthony Bright - WINNER


*2011
Marti Olesen, Media Specialist, Harrison Schools - WINNER
Tara Seale, Bryant High School

*2010
Amanda Mirafuentes, Visual and Performing Arts Elementary, Jonesboro - WINNER
Matt McGowan, Paragould School District
Tara Seale, Bryant High School

*2009
Andrea White, Valley View Elementary - WINNER
Rachel Shankles, Lakeside High School
Annette Holder, Nettleton Public Schools
Kristie Mendez, Van Buren Schools

*2008
Sara Dickey, Paragould High School - WINNER
Mila Lynne Floro, Eureka Springs High School
Noel E. Cole, Norfork High School
Sherry Mohler, Mountain Home Schools

*2007
Jennifer Kimbrell, NLR School District - WINNER
Julie Quast, Hot Springs School District
Tom Uselton, Batesville School District
Charlotte Wheeless, Walnut Ridge School District

*2006
Natalie Tolbert, Mansfield School District - WINNER
Lynn Kelsh, Mountain Home School District
Rich Langille, Rector School District
Andrea White, Valley View