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Terri Iles Academy Scholarship 2022 Recipient

Janie Stach, Director of Digital Learning, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, will receive the first Terri Iles Learning Forward Academy Scholarship. 

Janie is the Director of Digital Learning, her primary responsibility is to lead the team of digital learning coaches who provide professional learning for teachers, administrators, and paraprofessionals. She has been in education for 23 years and has worked at GCISD for 18 years.  When told she was this year's scholarship recipient Janie said, "It is an honor to be awarded the Terri Iles Academy Scholarship. I'm excited to join a network of passionate educators and am looking forward to the opportunity to bring professional learning best practices back to my district." Learning Forward Texas is proud to support Janie in her journey in the Learning Forward Academy!

Terri Iles Learning Forward Texas Academy Scholarship

The Learning Forward Academy provides a forum for educators to analyze their practices and engage in dedicated, uninterrupted think tank-type experiences with individuals from all facets of the education.  Learning Forward Texas annually provides a scholarship for a member of our Texas affiliate to participate in the Learning Forward Academy.

In June of 2020, Terri Iles retired after 5 years as Executive Director of Learning Forward Texas.  Terri has a passion for professional learning and she loves Texas.  She wanted to ensure that LFTX supported the Academy by providing support and funding for a Texan to participate. At the June Board meeting, the LFTX board unanimously voted to name our academy scholarship the Terri Iles Learning Forward Texas Academy Scholarship. 


Due to Covid restrictions, Learning Forward did not have a cohort last year, so 2022 will be the first year LFTX will be giving the scholarship in Terri's honor. 

We encourage LFTX members to explore the benefits of participating in the Learning Forward Academy and consider applying.  The application deadline is March 15, 2022.  Once the 2024 cohort has been announced, Learning Forward Texas will select its scholarship winner.  Applications are closed for 2022.  Please check back in the spring of 2023 for future opportunities.  


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