The Discovery Education Awards honor districts, schools, and educators who accelerate achievement among students by tapping into their natural curiosity and desire to learn.  

For the first time this May, the Discovery Education Awards recognized U.S. districts, schools, and educators who have impacted student learning by adapting and personalizing instruction to better pique curiosity and engagement. Recipients were selected through a competitive nomination and application process which highlighted participating districts,’ schools,’ and educators’ commitment to fostering student growth. The recipients of the 2024 Discovery Education Awards include:


Districts of the Year 

  • Kansas City School District, Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Collier – Missouri  
  • Pasco County School District, Superintendent Dr. Kurt S. Browning – Florida 
  • Richland County School District Two, Superintendent Dr. Kim D. Moore – South Carolina 

Schools of the Year 

  • Franklin Regional Intermediate School, Principal Dr. Robert Buffone – Murrysville, Pennsylvania 
  • Madison Rose Lane Elementary School, Principal Mr. Andre’ Reyes – Phoenix, Arizona 

Educators of the Year 

  • McKenna Akane, Middle School Educator, Alberton School District – Montana 
  • Frank Bogden, Instructional Facilitator of Technology, Loudoun County Public Schools – Virginia 
  • Rodney Crouse, Elementary School Educator, Guilford County Schools – North Carolina 
  • Debbie Martin, Instructional Technology Coach, Frederick County Public Schools – Virginia 
  • Rita Mortenson, Educational Technology Coach, Verona Area School District – Wisconsin 

To learn more about each of these distinguished winners, visit the Discover Education Awards website here


“The districts, schools, and educators we honor today with the Discovery Education Awards share this goal and go above and beyond the call of duty to nurture student curiosity and drive the academic success of all learners,” said Jeremy Cowdrey, Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Education. “Congratulations to all who participated in this inaugural event. Discovery Education is proud to be your collaborative partner as you work to capture students’ attention, inspire exploration, and achieve ambitious learning goals.” 


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About Discovery Education 

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