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DCSD’s McMonagle awarded as "Outstanding Technology Administrator"

CASTLE ROCK – Douglas County School District employs the best educators, but don’t take our word for it. The recipient of this year's prestigious Colorado Association of Leaders in Educational Technology’s (CALET) Outstanding Technology Administrator Award is DCSD's Kim McMonagle, Director of Educational Technology.
"While the rapid pace of change of technology is an on-going challenge, we understand there are key elements for preparing the system for change," said McMonagle.  "Just as in the classroom, there is an 'art and science' to creating a culture for shared vision, shared responsibility and shared ownership to make the changes needed to transform teaching and learning."
The CALET Outstanding Technology Administrator Award honors individuals who have made an outstanding professional contribution and/or service to the Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE) and CALET, to a school district, or to education on a national level.
McMonagle's advice to future and aspiring leaders is simple and straightforward.  "Be a good listener,” said McMonagle.  “Ask questions of all the stakeholders and then listen.  Create a culture of shared responsibility so that we foster a shared sense of ownership to provide a World-Class Education for our students."
The CALET Board of Directors makes the selection from a slate of nominees and this is the tenth year the Award has been given.   The Award is nomination-based and the recipient must currently hold an active CASE/CAESP membership and must have done so for the previous five years.
The award was presented at the CASE Convention at the CALET Department/Board Luncheon on Thursday, July 25.
August 16, 2013 | By Anonymous | Category:

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