Susan Riley | July 2013

Winners of the STEAMed Innovator Award

It’s that time – we are so proud to announce the winners of first annual STEAMed Innovator Award!  The votes are in (thousands of votes were cast – WOW!) and the results are as follows:

First Place – Janine Campbell (Hands-On STEAM)

Second Place – Sue Alexander (Project Discovery)

Third Place – Janice D. Plank (Integrated Jewish Studies)

Congratulations!  Our winners will each receive a free ticket to the Connectivity Conference next Friday, and will be recognized for their innovative and creative approaches to education to the hundreds of participants who are attending.  Additionally, we will feature each of our winners with their own post in the upcoming weeks.

All of our semi-finalists and finalists will receive an online badge for their valuable contributions to the field of education, the Arts and STEAM practices.  We invite you to review their websites as a continual resource to add to your teaching toolbox.  Congratulations to all!



About the Author

Susan Riley is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM. This is the world’s largest online resource for educators interested in integrating the arts. She has presented at events and authored articles for many educational organizations including The US Department of Education, Palmetto State Arts Education, Edutopia, Education Week, Americans for the Arts, ASCD, and NPR. She regularly presents at national and international events each year. She is the author of three books and is a sought-after collaborator for innovative educational projects around the globe. Susan brings creativity, practicality, dedication and passion to the education landscape. She is well-respected for her pioneering work in the fields of Arts Integration and STEAM education with a standards-based approach. As an educator who taught for 10 years in public schools, as well as served in central office leadership, she understands the fast-paced change, challenges and promise of 21st century schools. As an entrepreneur, she has successfully taken what was once a simple education blog and developed it into a rapidly-growing and highly-respected educational institution. Her team of 15+ teachers, leaders and coaches support over over 500,000 educators each month worldwide. Susan holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the prestigious Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and a Master of Science in Education Administration from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. She lives in Westminster, MD with her husband and daughter. Email Susan