Award Winners

2022: Adam Garry

2021: Mary Schlegelmilch

2020: Lillian Kellogg

2019: Gavin Lee

2018: Gus Schmedlen

2017: Sean McDonough

2016: John Harrington

2015: Gary Mainor

2014: Vicki Bigham

2013: Michael Flood

2012: Elizabeth Crawford

2011: Robert Moore

2010: Anne Wujcik

2009: Nick Mirisis

2008: Christopher Brown

2007: Farimah Schuerman

2006: Lillian Kellogg

2005: Linda Winter

2004: David Byer

2003: Steve Kohn

2002: Jennifer House

2001: Kathy Hurley

2000: Jeanne Hayes


CoSN works with many companies and individuals in the private sector who are making important contributions to education technology. Each year we recognize one person who has had an outstanding impact on the edtech community outside of the confines of his or her job.

Eligibility

All CoSN members who work in the private sector are eligible. Past winners have included leaders from education and technology companies and beyond. The winner is selected each year by CoSN leadership and announced at the CoSN Annual Conference in April. There is no nomination process for this award. Honoring an individual from the private sector for outstanding service to the education technology community and CoSN.

 

2022 Award Winner: Hurley Private Sector Champion Award

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Adam Garry, Senior Director of Education Strategy, Dell Technologies

The Hurley Private Sector Champion honor, named after edtech leader Kathy Hurley, annually recognizes one person who has had an outstanding impact on the education technology community outside of the confines of his or her job. The 2022 Hurley Private Sector Champion Award is going to a corporate leader who has provided creativity and passion to create collaborative opportunities with CoSN that advance its mission: Adam Garry, Senior Director of Education Strategy, Dell Technologies.

Adam is a long-time friend of CoSN who has championed our work on addressing the challenge of student home connectivity and closing the Homework Gap.  He has provided creativity and passion to create collaborative opportunities with CoSN that advance our mission.  With his leadership, we have been able to advance our breakthrough work on remote learning with a new phase of research.  He also has been innovative in helping CoSN build online professional development courses on issues like our new project management course and a forthcoming one on lessons from our Peer Reviews.  CoSN is particularly excited about a new cybersecurity game that he has enabled to help district teams understand the cybersecurity risks facing K-12.