CSTA Administrator Impact Award 2016For Immediate Release:
CSTA Announces Opening of the 2016 Administrator Impact Award Contest
CSTA is excited to announce the opening of the 2016 CSTA Administrator Impact Award contest! Entries can begin on January 15, 2016 and the deadline to nominate your administrator is March 15, 2016. The purpose of this award is to identify and promote administrators who have made a significant impact to improve access to and the quality of computer science education.
EligibilityAny public or private school administrator may be nominated for the CSTA Administrator Impact Award. Both the nominated administrator and the nominee must be able to attend, at CSTA's expense, the 2016 CSTA Annual Conference scheduled for July 10-12 in Mission Valley, California. The winner and the person who submitted may be asked to present a dedicated session at the 2016 conference.
The AwardThe Computer Science Teachers' Association will award the winner and the nominating educator an all- expense paid trip to the CSTA Annual Conference scheduled for July 10-12 in Mission Valley, California. The winner will be recognized during an awards ceremony at the conference and will be featured in an article in the CSTA Voice.
2015 – Dr. Betsy Hargrove, Superintendent of the Avondale Elementary School District (AZ)Dr. Hargrove was selected because she is a true champion for computer science education. She oversees a school district that is challenged by poverty (86% of her students receive free or reduced lunch and 77% are minorities). Despite the many obstacles she navigates daily, she saw what computer science could do for her students and their collective futures. She transformed her district into the only elementary school district in Arizona that teaches all students in all grades computer programming. Dr. Hargrove also insisted that all "technology" teachers become "computer science" teachers by teaching coding to every student.
2014 – Dr. Todd Ullah, Administrator of Instruction for the Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and School Support supporting STEM and Computer Science education in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)Dr. Ullah, a long time administrator in LAUSD, was nominated by Dr. Joanna Goode from the University of Oregon. In her nomination, Goode noted that: "Dr. Todd Ullah was the leading advocate within the Los Angeles Unified School District for bringing rigorous, college-preparatory, computer science into the schools."
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