NextGeneration Leaders Program

Young professionals
CoSN is committed to recognizing and supporting emerging leaders who are passionate about K-12 education technology and committed to taking their career to the next level. That is why we created the NextGeneration Leaders Program.
The NextGeneration Leaders Program was created, in partnership with, to identify and strengthen emerging technology leaders. Read about our 3rd annual kickoff in EdScoop.



Voting is now open for the 2018 NextGeneration Leaders Program and closes February 5, 2018. You may vote for as many candidates as you would like, but you may only vote one time for each candidate. Cast your vote by COB February 5, 2018. Award winners will be officially announced on March 12, at CoSN's 2018 Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

Vote Now for a 2018 nextgen leader!

NextGeneration Leaders Program - 2017 Leaders

  • Cassandra Anderson, Systems Administrator, School District of Janesville (Janesville, WI)
  • Zach Desjarlais, Manager of Instructional Technology, Vancouver Public Schools (Vancouver, WA)
  • Seth Hamilton, Technology Integration Coordinator, MSD Washington Township (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Courtney Kofeldt, Supervisor of Educational Technology, PA Leadership Charter School (West Chester, PA)
  • Holly Stachler, Director of eLearning and Curricular Innovation, Yorktown Community Schools (Yorktown, IN)

Honorees will be formally recognized at the CoSN’s Annual Conference in Washington, DC in March. 

Learn about the 2016 NextGeneration Leaders.

The NextGeneration Leaders program is co-sponsored by EdScoop and was created in 2016. EdScoop highlighted the program in their article, "Calling for NextGeneration school tech leader nominees." Please contact Irene Spero for any inquiries.