I received the Adobe Education Leader Impact Award last month. The actual plaque arrived today. Thought I would share this on my weblog. I am incredibly honored to receive this award from my peers. For those who are not familiar, the Adobe Education Leaders program spans many continents. We have the opportunity to gather once a year in San Jose. We also get to work closely with a number of incredible people from Adobe. Part of the rationale for my nomination included the work I do every year with the WOW Web Design contest (both for the state of Illinois and for the national competition held in Kansas City), various webinars and seminars I have given over the past few years, my work on the AEL Advisory Board, and for my contributions to the Adobe Education Exchange. In addition to the award, I received a gift certificate (which I used to partly cover the costs of my new DSLR camera – Nikon D3100). Thanks again to those who nominated me and for all the great experiences I have had as an Adobe Education Leader. It is quite an honor just to work with so many talented, passionate and dedicated individuals.