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Alumni Excellence in Education Award

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The Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE) welcomes nominations for the 2018 GSE Alumni Excellence in Education Award. Strong candidates across a wide range of education sectors (schools, districts, non-profits, tech, academia, or research) will have demonstrated excellence in one or more of the following areas:

  • Advancement of knowledge through research, teaching, publications, or technology as it relates to the interdisciplinary field of education
  • Commitment to dynamic, high-quality educational practice at the classroom, school site, or district level as a teacher, principal, or district leader
  • Dedication to under-served and low-resourced student populations
  • Innovation in addressing a timely issue or challenge in education
  • Leadership in educational policy at the local, state, federal, or international level

Click here to nominate GSE alumni today!

The deadline for 2018 award nominations is Monday, April 9, 2018.

Nominations for all GSE alumni, from recent grads to those with more established careers, are welcome. Self-nominations cannot be accepted. 

Nomination checklist (please submit each element using the red link above): 

  • Nomination form
  • Nominee's resume or CV
  • Additional letter of support

Meet our past award recipients.  

See highlights from David Berliner, Jeff Gilbert, Kirstin Milks and Gary Mukai at the 2017 alumni award presentation.

We strongly encourage award recipients to attend the award reception in person. A travel stipend is available to award recipients who need to travel to Stanford from beyond the San Francisco Bay Area. The 2018 Award Reception will take place Friday, October 26 during Reunion Weekend in the CERAS 101 Learning Hall, Stanford University.

This award program is led by a group of dedicated Stanford GSE alumni who are partnering with the school to strengthen and engage the GSE alumni community by recognizing the outstanding contributions of GSE trained teachers, principals, scholars, innovators, and education leaders.


2017 GSE Alumni Awards and Recognition Committee
with Dean Dan Schwartz. October 13, 2017

“GSE alumni are leading the way in efforts to elevate the promise of education for children, families and nations. I'm honored to invite your participation in a call for nominations for the Stanford Graduate School of Education Alumni Excellence in Education Award. This award marks a critical step in our drive to highlight the transformative work of our alumni.”

Daniel  L. Schwartz
I. James Quillen Dean, Stanford Graduate School of Education
Nomellini & Olivier Professor of Educational Technology


Photo by Linda A. Cicero/Stanford News Service