ClassLink Honors Outstanding Schools and Educators at CLON 2024 Conference

March 6, 2024
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Clifton, NJ - March 6, 2024 - ClassLink celebrated the exceptional achievements of schools and individuals last week at its annual conference, CLON 2024.

Congratulations to the 2024 Awards of Excellence Winners!

ClassLink’s Awards of Excellence honors outstanding usage of ClassLink in four key areas: implementation, growth, engagement, and analytics. Each category includes at least three (3) types of school systems: international schools, K-12 schools in the United States with under 5,000 students (small), and schools with over 5,000 students (large).

Outstanding Implementation Winners

The Outstanding Implementation Award recognizes a new customer who achieved the highest consistent daily usage of ClassLink over the past year.

  • International: Arabian Education Development (United Arab Emirates)
  • Small K–12 School: Big Horn County SD 2 (WY)
  • Large K–12 School: Lexington/ Richland SD 5 (SC)

Outstanding Growth Winners

The Outstanding Growth Award recognizes a new customer with the largest improvement in daily users over the past year.

  • International: Malvern College Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)
  • Small K–12 School: Poolville ISD (TX)
  • Large K–12 School: Azusa Unified SD (CA)

Outstanding Engagement Winners

The Outstanding Engagement Award recognizes a school system with the highest percentage of unique users each day over the past year.

  • International: International Christian School of Vienna (Vienna, Austria)
  • Small K–12 School: Dickinson Public Schools (ND)
  • Large K–12 School: Citrus County SD (FL)

Outstanding Analytics Winners

The Outstanding Use of Analytics Award recognizes a school system with exceptional use of analytics for informed decision making, and includes higher education institutions as a fourth school system type.

  • Higher Education: Cedar Crest College (PA)
  • International: Manitoba First Nations Education Resources Centre (Winnipeg, Canada)
  • Small K–12 School: Mountain Brook City SD (AL)
  • Large K–12 School: Harmony Public Schools (TX)
“District leaders and educators tirelessly strive to provide students with the essential learning tools they need to stay focused on their education, uninterrupted. We are honored to recognize their dedication and valuable contributions by celebrating these exceptional school organizations and educators in a unique and meaningful way!”

Jamie Saponaro
Director of Community & Professional Learning, ClassLink

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2024 Learning & Development Awards!

ClassLink’s Learning & Development Awards celebrate individuals who are pioneering advances in their classrooms, school systems, and beyond. Created to celebrate digital learning and design champions, the Learning & Development Awards recognize an individual, an administrator, and an instructor for their significant contributions to education.

Iconic Instructor Award

ClassLink’s Iconic Instructor Award recognizes an educator who is exceptional with their skill to inspire and motivate learners with an impact felt beyond the classroom.

  • 2024 Iconic Instructor: Elizabeth Ridgeway (School Board of Highlands County 426, FL)

Magic Maker Award

ClassLink’s Magic Maker Award recognizes an individual who has a unique ability to create unforgettable experiences using ClassLink products.

  • 2024 Magic Maker: Lisa Belsha (Wake County Public School System, NC)

Visionary Leader Award

ClassLink’s Visionary Leader Award celebrates an individual who inspires and equips their team to achieve a clear and compelling vision for the future.

  • 2024 Visionary Leader: Dr. Matthew Thompson (Metropolitan School District of Mt. Vernon, IN)
“Each year, we're honored to receive nominations from incredibly talented individuals for our Learning and Development awards, which aim to recognize extraordinary achievers. Their forward-thinking and innovative contributions never fail to impress and inspire us. It's a true privilege to celebrate their remarkable accomplishments!"

Salena Rabidoux
AVP of Learning Design & Marketing, ClassLink

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ClassLink is a global education provider of identity and analytics products that create more time for learning and help schools better understand digital engagement. As leading advocates for open data standards, we offer instant access to apps and files with single sign-on, streamline class rostering, automate account provisioning, and provide actionable analytics. ClassLink empowers 21 million students and staff in over 2,600 school systems. Visit to learn more.

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