Teacher Innovator Awards

Recognizing America’s Most Innovative Teachers

We’re looking for teachers who demonstrate the habits of an innovator. Teachers who inspire their students to challenge the rules and take risks, who demonstrate how to be collaborative and empathetic, and teach the value of learning from staying curious and learning from failure. 

Prizes

2018 Grand Prize Winners

Innovation Immersion Experience at The Henry Ford, including round-trip airfare, accommodations, behind-the-scenes tours with curators, recognition ceremony, and more.

Jessica Heckman
Michigan

Alison Francis
Pennsylvania

Bruce Toney
Florida

Charles Laurent
Rhode Island

Katherine Owens
Maryland

Timm Green
Maryland

Alicia Tester
Maryland

Teresa Sappington
Mississippi

Kathleen Lanman
Georgia

Rachel Lamb
Colorado


2018 First Place Winners

Innovation Nation Season 1 or 2 DVD, select Innovation Nation and The Henry Ford merchandise and mementos.

Adrema Higgins
Tennessee

Anthony Biscotti
New Jersey

Jennifer Bond
Michigan

Michelle Carton
Alaska

Elizabeth Tidrick
New Mexico

Kevin Crosby
California

Elisabeth Moore
North Carolina

Rachel Sanders
Ohio

Rachel Terlop
Washington DC

Tisha Richmond
Oregon


Innovation Nation

Litton Entertainment and The Henry Ford present The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation, a weekly celebration of the inventor's spirit. Hosted by CBS News correspondent Mo Rocca.

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