Stories of Impact

How have you, your staff, or your district used ThoughtExchange to make an impact? Tell us your story.

We know that bringing all perspectives into the conversation drives success, and we want to celebrate your triumphs. So with the ThoughtExchange Customer Awards, we’re honoring customers who have made a meaningful impact by using ThoughtExchange to create better alignment, develop solutions, and build trust with their communities.


The ThoughtExchange 2021 Bold Leadership Award Winners Are Announced!

This year, we’re honoring two inspiring education leaders who have led inclusive conversations to address important issues and bring about positive change for their staff, students, and communities.

Teresa Lance, Ed.DElgin Area School District 46

In recognition of her efforts in making a meaningful impact by using ThoughtExchange to lead inclusive conversations and launch the African American History curriculum at Elgin Area School District 46.

Lori Casey, Ed.DWoodland School District 50

In recognition of her efforts in making a meaningful impact: Dr. Casey used ThoughtExchange to lead inclusive conversations with parents and caregivers at Woodland School District 50 to develop a learning model that incorporates their feedback and resolves their concerns.

Nominations for the next award cycle are now open!

We’re accepting nominations for the next ThoughtExchange Customer Award cycle in 2022, so tell us who you think deserves recognition. Has a colleague of yours influenced their staff, students, or communities through their use of ThoughtExchange? Whether the impact was personal, on a team, or the entire district, we want to hear about it.

Use this form to submit your nominee for consideration. (And yes—you can nominate yourself!)

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We'll be selecting winners who have used ThoughtExchange in the following ways:

Align Strategy

  • Budget planning or bonds
  • Enrollment strategy
  • Boundary changes
  • Return to school

Unlock Performance

  • Student success & outcomes
  • New process implementation
  • Town Halls
  • Professional development

Strengthen Culture

  • Anti-racism, diversity, equity & inclusion
  • Mental health and wellness
  • Inclusive leadership & staff alignment
  • Student voice
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