Champion Awards

Linked Learning Champion Awards

The Linked Learning Champion Awards in four categories – Educator Champion, Anne B. Stanton Impact Champion Award, Employer Champion and Policy Champion – recognizes individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment, leadership, and success in implementing and expanding quality Linked Learning opportunities for students in California.

The nomination period is now open and will close on Friday, November 17th at 5PM (PST).

Characteristics of a Linked Learning Champion

Policymaker Champion Award | In recognition of a public official who has made outstanding contributions to advance student access to the Linked Learning approach in California

Employer Champion Award | In recognition of an employer that has shown extraordinary leadership by advising Linked Learning pathways and/or providing work-based learning opportunities to Linked Learning students, and has encouraged other employers to similarly get involved

Educator Champion Award | In recognition of a teacher, principal, district superintendent, or school board member that has demonstrated exemplary leadership in offering students high quality Linked Learning opportunities

Anne B. Stanton Impact Award | In recognition of a leader who has made an outstanding impact benefiting Linked Learning students and/or the Linked Learning field


2017 Linked Learning Champions

2016 Linked Learning Champions

Linked Learning Policy Champion: CA Assemblymember Chris R. Holden
Linked Learning Employer Champion: 
Ed Hidalgo, Qualcomm
Linked Learning Educator Champion: 
Cynthia Brown, Porterville USD
Anne B Stanton Impact Champion: 
The California Center for College and Career

2015 Linked Learning Champions

Linked Learning Policy Champion: Senator Bob Huff
Linked Learning Employer Champion:
Linked Learning Educator Champion:
David Kakishiba
Anne B Stanton Impact Champion:
Anne B. Stanton

2014 Linked Learning Champions

Linked Learning Policy Champion: Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg
Linked Learning Employer Champion: Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland
Linked Learning Educator Champion: John Snavely, Superintendent of the Porterville Unified School District