Awards and Honors

  1. NASS Superintendent of the Year Finalist
  2. CoSN - Top 25 Influencers and Influencers in Educational Technology for the last 25 years
  3. iNACOL Innovation Practice Award
  4. District Administration Magazine's Districts of Distinction Award for Wi-FI on Wheels
  5. CDE - Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers Award
  6. 2016 National School Board Association Magna Awards - Certificate of Honorable Mention 
  7. Apple Distinguished School District
  8. White House Department of Education Top 100 Innovative Superintendents
  9. Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year 1998
  10. Gaston Caperton Opportunity Honor Roll 2015 - for expanding opportunity and access to all students 
  11. 2015 Learning Counsel - Award of Excellence - Digital Curriculum and Content Strategy
  12. CSBA Golden Bell Award - Read with Me Volunteer Program
  13. CSBA Golden Bell Award - Americorps Volunteer Program
  14. Open Education Consortium Awards
  15. Top 30 John C. Maxwell Leadership Award
  16. Tech and Learning Most Influential People of 2016
  17. Desert Sun 12 People to Watch in 2012
  18. 2 Time California School Board Association “Golden Bell” Awards
  19. 2 Time Apple Distinguished School District Award
  20. Learning Counsel Top Ten District Award
  21. League of innovative School 
  22. White House Presenter
  23. The Journal EdTech Innovator Award
  24. EdTech Leadership Award Finalist
  25. EdTech and Elearning 2016 Top 200 Influencers and Brands
  26. Tech and Learning Most Influential Voices in EdTech
  27. Airwatch Enterprise Mobility Excellence Award

Awards - In Service to Others

Dr. Darryl Adams - EdTech Leadership Award 2017 Finalist


Center for Digital Education


SXSW Launch Judge


iNACOL Innovative Practice Award


Top 30 John C. Maxwell Leadership Award


Onalytica Top 200 Influencer #67