Past Awards

iNACOL began recognizing outstanding contributions by members in 2008. Past award winners are listed below.

  • 2011

  • National Online Teacher of the Year

    Kristin Kipp
    21st Century Virtual Academy, Golden, Colorado

  • Outstanding Research Award

    Julia Carpenter
    General Dynamics Information Technology, Orlando, Florida

  • Outstanding Individual Contribution to K-12 Online Learning

    Julie Young
    Florida Virtual School. Orlando, Florida

  • Outstanding Service Award, Outgoing Board Member

    Steve Baxendale
    World Health Organization’s Pacific Open Learning Health Net
    Suva, Fiji Islands
    (iNACOL Board of Director, 2003-2011)

  • Outstanding Service Award, Outgoing Board Member

    Todd Hitchcock
    Pearson, Ocoee, Florida
    (iNACOL Board of Director, 2003-2004)

  • Innovative Online Learning Practice Award

    Quakertown Community School District Cyber Program
    Bucks County, Pennsylvania

  • 2010

  • National Online Teacher of the Year

    Teresa Dove
    Florida Virtual School, North Tazewell, Virginia

  • Important Research by a Student, Team, or Educational Institution

    Kathryn Kennedy
    Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia

  • Important Research by an Individual, Team, or Organization

    Leanna Archambault, Kent Crippen, and Cynthia Kern
    Arizona State University and University of Nevada Las Vegas

  • Outstanding Individual Contribution to K-12 Online Learning

    Allan Jordan
    Cumberland County Schools, Fayetteville, NC

  • iNACOL Innovator Award, Outgoing Board Member

    Sue Collins
    Collinsconsults, Westport, Washington
    (iNACOL Board of Director, 2007-2010)

  • Outstanding/Innovative Online Learning Practice for an Individual/Team/Program – Practitioner

    Broward Virtual School
    Broward County, Florida

  • Outstanding/Innovative Online Learning Practice for a Non-Profit or For-Profit Individual or Team

    Ed Tech Leaders Online/Education Development Center
    Waltham, Massachusetts

  • 2009

  • Outstanding Individual Contribution to K-12 Online Learning

    Keith Oelrich
    Insight Schools, Portland, Or

  • Outstanding and Most Innovative Online Learning Practice Award Elluminate’s Fire and Ice Program

    Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  • Important Research that Furthers the Advancement of K-12 eLearning Award

    Cathy Cavanaugh
    University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

  • 2008

  • iNACOL Innovator Award, Outgoing Board Member

    Steve Baxendale
    World Health Organization’s Pacific Open Learning Health Net, Suva, Fiji Islands
    Founding Board Member, 2003-2011

  • iNACOL Innovator Award, Outgoing Board Member

    Cliff Blackerby
    Region IV Education Service Center in Houston, TX
    Founding Board Member, 2003-2004

  • iNACOL Innovator Award, Outgoing Board Member

    Francisco Hernandez
    University of California College, Santa Cruz, CA
    Founding Board Member, 2003-2006

  • iNACOL Innovator Award, Outgoing Board Member

    Todd Hitchcock
    Florida Virtual School in Orlando, FL
    Founding Board Member, 2003-2004

  • iNACOL Innovator Award, Outgoing Board Member

    Allan Jordan
    Cumberland County Schools, Fayetteville, NC
    Founding Board Member, 2003-2009

  • iNACOL Innovator Award, Outgoing Board Member

    Stevan Kalmon
    Colorado DOE, Denver, CO
    Founding Board Member, 2003-2004

  • iNACOL Innovator Award, Outgoing Board Member

    Marty Karlin
    Oregon Education Service District, Medford, OR
    Founding Board Member, 2003-2006

  • iNACOL Innovator Award, Outgoing Board Member

    Peggy Kinder
    Distance Learning Resource Network, WestEd, Phoenix, AZ
    Founding Board Member, 2003-2004

  • iNACOL Innovator Award, Outgoing Board Member

    Bill Lager
    Altair Learning Management or ECOT, Columbus, OH
    Board of Directors, 2006-2008

  • iNACOL Innovator Award, Outgoing Board Member

    Mary Lou Ley
    OAK Educational Consulting, Tomahawk, WI
    Founding Board Member, 2003-2004

  • iNACOL Innovator Award, Outgoing Board Member

    Elizabeth Pape
    Virtual High School, Inc. , Maynard, MA
    Founding Board Member, 2003-2007

  • iNACOL Innovator Award, Outgoing Board Member

    Linda Pittenger
    Kentucky Virtual Schools, Frankfort, KY
    Founding Board Member, 2003-2007

  • iNACOL Innovator Award, Outgoing Board Member

    Allison Powell
    Clark County School District, Las Vegas, NV
    Board of Directors, 2006-2007

  • iNACOL Innovator Award, Outgoing Board Member

    Ray Ravaglia
    Stanford University, Education Program for Gifted Youth, Stanford, CA
    Founding Board Member, 2003-2004

  • iNACOL Innovator Award, Outgoing Board Member

    Rosina Smith
    Alberta Online Consortium, Calgary, AB Canada
    Founding Board Member, 2003-2007

  • iNACOL Innovator Award, Outgoing Board Member

    Ron Stefanski
    Michigan Virtual University/Michigan Virtual High School, Lansing, MI
    Founding Board Member, 2003-2006

  • iNACOL Innovator Award, Outgoing Board Member

    Donna Vakili Hutchison
    Idaho Digital Learning Academy, Boise, ID
    Board of Director, 2005-2008

  • iNACOL Innovator Award, Outgoing Board Member

    Matthew Wicks
    Illinois Virtual School, Edwards, IL
    Founding Board Member, 2003-2005

  • iNACOL Innovator Award, Outgoing Board Member

    Julie Young
    Florida Virtual School, Orlando, FL
    Founding Board Member, 2003-2013

  • iNACOL Diversity VSS Scholarship Winner

    Ida Byrd-Hill
    Uplift Inc., Washington, D.C.

  • iNACOL Diversity VSS Scholarship Winner

    Lorraine Howard
    Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

  • iNACOL Diversity VSS Scholarship Winner

    Alexandra King
    Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), Washington, D.C.

  • iNACOL Diversity VSS Scholarship Winner

    Peter Parham
    National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, Washington, D.C.

  • iNACOL Diversity VSS Scholarship Winner

    Ashley Townes
    Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO