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Moscow Librarian Named 2024 Digital Innovator

Idaho Public Television (IdahoPTV) announced today that Faye Nagler, Moscow School District Elementary Librarian and STEM Coordinator, has been chosen as the 2024-2025 IdahoPTV Digital Innovator.

Every year, IdahoPTV recognizes one K-12 educator in Idaho who goes above and beyond to engage students and enhance learning by integrating technology or digital media into the classroom. IdahoPTV is dedicated to supporting teachers throughout the state and fostering collaboration between teachers. 

Principal Brian Smith of Westpark Elementary in Moscow says Nagler inspires students and staff alike with her work to create a fully inclusive digital learning environment. “Mrs. Nagler drives her STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) program with the mission of ensuring all students have equitable access and opportunity to learn and explore many technology and digital learning formats. This includes utilizing coding programs, various robotics, as well as exploring the vast world connected to keyboarding and the utilization of personal laptops. Her passion and energy met with a tireless work ethic to write grants and fund unique technologies has created a program in which students eagerly dive into 21st-century learning without fear of lack of exposure or experience at home. Mrs. Nagler inspires students and staff alike in her drive to create a fully inclusive digital learning environment. I am convinced that without such a talented educator we would be navigating difficult obstacles in exposing and exploring all that innovative digital instruction has to offer. Mrs. Nager truly exemplifies the title of Digital Innovator.”

“We are honored to welcome Faye to the IdahoPTV Digital Innovator family,” says Kari Wardle, IdahoPTV Education Manager. “We were so impressed by all that Faye does for the Moscow School District, not only for the students but also for other educators.” Wardle adds, “She has been an inspiration to those around her, and I’m looking forward to working with her in the upcoming school year.”  

Nagler says she has a passion for STEAM and strives “to create lessons that link technology our students love using — and that provides real-world connections — with differentiated learning for all ages and abilities. Being a Digital Innovator lets me give students skills that they learn today and can build on in the future.” 

IdahoPTV will send Nagler to the Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE) Conference, provide her with a Classroom Innovation Kit of her own design (worth up to $1,000), and bring her into their team of digital innovators and educators working to help Idaho teachers integrate technology into their classrooms.