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