Josh Stumpenhorst is a 6th grade teacher, athletic director and computer club advisor, and serves on numerous curriculum and technology committees at Lincoln Junior High School in Naperville. His inspiration for education innovation stems from the motivational theories written by Daniel Pink, where students choose and drive their learning activities. His successes have been acknowledge by Pink himself, as well as classrooms throughout country and world, who Josh helps guide.
In 2012, he was recognized as the Illinois Computer Educators Educator of the Year and the Illinois Teacher of the Year. He was also awarded a California Casualty Teaching Excellence award by the National Education Association and was the Illinois Education Association’s Excellence in Teaching award winner. In 2013, Josh was named as a Pearson Foundation Global Learning Fellow.
Josh is also the author of the book The New Teacher Revolution: Changing Education for a New Generation of Learners, which analyzes current practices in schools and suggests alternate and more effective strategies for all teachers, and is an active blogger and online contributor, receiving numerous EduBlog Awards nominations.