Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tech Savvy Superintendent Award

eSchool News names the Top 10 Tech Savvy Superintendents in the Nation.
Two were from Kansas- Mark Evans and Jerri Kemble

2012 eSchool News Tech-Savvy Superintendent Award winners announcedNation’s top educators recognized for vision and leadership in ed-techBethesda, Md., February 1, 2012 – eSchool Newsa publication network of eSchool Media Inc., announces today the top ten superintendents from coast to coast who best exemplify outstanding leadership and vision in using technology to advance their district’s educational goals.
Here are the winners of the 2012 eSN Tech-Savvy Superintendent Awards:
  • Mark Evans – Andover Public Schools – Andover, Kansas
  • Daniel Frazier – Sioux Central Community School District – Sioux Rapids, Iowa
  • Nicholas Gledich – Colorado Springs School District 11 – Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Michele Hancock – Kenosha Unified School District – Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Michael Hanson – Fresno Unified School District – Fresno, California
  • C.J. Huff – Joplin Schools – Joplin, Missouri
  • Jerri Kemble – Centre School District – Lost Springs, Kansas
  • Bradford Saron – Cashton Public Schools – Cashton, Wisconsin
  • William Skilling – Oxford Community Schools – Oxford, Michigan
  • Todd Yohey – Oak Hills Local School District – Cincinnati, Ohio 

Chosen by the editors of eSchool News with help from last year’s winners, the 2012 honorees were selected based on 10 “Hallmarks of Excellence”.
“Research shows that technology can facilitate better teaching and learning, but only when used effectively,” said Dennis Pierce, editor of eSchool News. “And that starts at the very top, with strong school district leadership. If you start with a clear vision for how to implement technology wisely, and you make sure your staff are well trained and supported, and you seek to transform instructional practices to leverage technology’s full potential, then technology really can empower education. And that’s what the winners of our annualTech-SavvySuperintendent Awards are doing.”
Winners of the 12th annual Tech-Savvy Superintendent Awards Program—sponsored by Global Scholar and JDL Horizons—will be honored in a ceremony held in conjunction with the Century Club 100 annual meeting at the American Association of School Administrators’ annual conference in Houston on Feb. 18, 2012. The Century Club 100 is an honorary organization composed of superintendents from every state in the USA. 
The ceremony’s keynote speaker is renowned education consultant Alan November who will discuss technology and today’s superintendency. 
Watch the ceremony live online on February 18, 2012 athttp://www.eschoolnews.com/video/
<http://www.eschoolnews.com/video/> from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Mountain time (1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Eastern Time).
To learn more about this year’s winners, visithttp://www.eschoolnews.com/2012/02/01/meet-our-2012-tech-savvy-superintendent-award-winners/<http://www.eschoolnews.com/2012/02/01/meet-our-2012-tech-savvy-superintendent-award-winners/> .
For a list of the criteria used in judging these awards, visithttp://www.eschoolnews.com/2010/01/26/ten-hallmarks-of-excellence-for-the-eschool-news-tech-savvy-superintendent-awards/<http://www.eschoolnews.com/2010/01/26/ten-hallmarks-of-excellence-for-the-eschool-news-tech-savvy-superintendent-awards/> .

About the TSSAsLaunched in 2001, the Tech-Savvy Superintendent Awards (TSSA) Program honors K-12 chief executives who have displayed exemplary vision in the use of technology to further the goals of educating today’s students and equip them with 21st century skills. Initially, superintendents are nominated by their colleagues and peers. Once a field of hundreds of nominations are culled, the editors of eSN along with past-years’ TSSA laureates select the current cohort of ten winners.
In support of the TSSA Program, the eSchool News Network provides comprehensive editorial reporting in its print and online publications along with video coverage of the awards ceremony as well as interviews with the winning superintendents at its online video channel,www.eSchoolNews.TV
About eSchool Media 
eSchool Media Inc. is a news and information organization delivering print, web, e-mail and video communications to nearly one million K-20 decision makers and influencers throughout North America and around the world. Its information networks provide education-technology content and services for leaders in schools and colleges and help educators successfully use technology and internet to transform education and achieve their educational goals. eSchool News is the flagship publication of eSchool Media Inc., which also includes eCampus News Network, serving higher education exclusively, andeClassroom News, an electronic publication network for teachers and other classroom practitioners. 
With more than 290,000 registered members and more than 500,000 page views a month,eSchool News Online (http://www.eschoolnews.com
<http://www.eschoolnews.com> ) is the No. 1 website for ed-tech daily news and information for K-20 decision makers.

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