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The Importance of Recognition

Posted by Katie Knapp on 10/07 at 10:53 PM

Do you know an outstanding leader in educational technology? Is your teaching partner an outstanding educational technology teacher? If so, it is time to tell the state of Virginia about them!

In 2010, I was honored as the VSTE Leader of the Year. I could not begin to convey what an exciting time this was for me. A month before the VSTE conference, I was called to my principal’s office where I was met by my principal, Mike Maloney, and VSTE Board Chair, Janene Gorham. I was overjoyed when the announcement was made that I had been selected as the 2010 VSTE Leader of the Year. Receiving this award has really had a positive impact on my professional career. After accepting the award, I decided to run for the VSTE Board of Directors and am currently serving the second year of my three year term. I am grateful that being named the VSTE Leader of the Year has led me to become more involved in this awesome organization.

Nominations for VSTE’s Leader of the Year and VSTE’s Teacher of the Year awards are being accepted through October 15, 2012. Get your nomination submitted today!
The 2012 award recipients will be announced by November 1 and honored at the 2012 VSTE Conference, being held December 2-4, 2012, in Virginia Beach.

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About board member Katie Knapp:

Katie Knapp was elected to the VSTE Board of Directors in 2011. She is an elementary school Computer Resource Specialist with the Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Katie is very involved in sharing her passion for instructional technology as a Capstone (NETS*T certification) Coach for TeacherLine and a member of the Leadership Council for the Discovery Educator Network. In 2010, she was awarded the VSTE Outstanding Leader award and has been honored as an Inspiration Inspired Teacher and Microsoft Innovative Educator. She earned her B.S. in Management and Computer Science and M.Ed. in Elementary Education, both from California University of PA.

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