Outstanding New Educator Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Conference Awards for Outstanding New Educators.  Selected from a national pool of nominees, these exemplary educators are all in their first three years of teaching, were certified through an alternative route program that is a member of NAAC, and demonstrate passion for and commitment to the success of every student. The winners are:


Richard Chung
Special Education Teacher
Pasadena High School
Pasadena, California

Bill Smith Award

John P. Pienkowski
7th Grade Science Teacher
Brandon Middle School
Virginia Beach, Virgina

Haberman Award

Santos Macias
Culinary Arts Teacher
Pasadena High School
Pasadena, Texas

Honorable Mention

Jennifer Siger
6th Grade English Teacher
Frank Black Middle School
Houston, TX