From the desk of Bob Moore
Yesterday, Amy Johns and I were privileged to accept the Lydia Wells Sledge MVP Award on behalf of the Fayette County Education Technology department.
The award is given annually by KIDS (The KDE Office of Knowledge, Information and Data Systems). The award generally honors an individual who has made significant contributions to students using technology in the state of Kentucky. These contributions must demonstrate a professional commitment in advocating progress in providing technology opportunities for students. Lydia Wells Sledge was Director of the Office of Education Technology and was an integral part of the Kentucky Education Technology System (KETS)- part of the historic landmark Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA). She was instrumental in developing STLP, setting a vision for instructional uses of the KETS system, and a mentor to many educators in education technology.
This award is a reflection of the hard work that a lot of people have put in to the STLP program over the years, and is for our department rather than an individual. There are many, many teachers, technicians, and staff members that I will fail to mention by name, but I do want to mention a few individuals and groups.
Julie Gaskin – As the district STLP coordinator, Julie works many, many hours advocating for our students and making sure that coordinators have the information and resources they need to help our students learn and succeed.
Paula Whitmer and Greg Drake– As former District STLP coordinator, Paula helped lay the groundwork for where our STLP program is today. Greg was also an early supporter as the Coordinator of Instructional Technology.
The FCPS Technology Staff – All of you work hard for our students and push our teachers to embrace technology and use it more effectively. This shows in not only in our classrooms, but in STLP programs across the district, region, and state.
Our School STLP Coordinators – You are the ones that work directly with our students every day. You are the ones that make all of our success with STLP possible.
Our Student Technology Leaders – Please let the kids know how much we admire them and are impressed by what they are able to accomplish.
Our Student Technology Leaders and their families – At every event, we are always impressed by what the students are able to accomplish. The students are the reason for the success that STLP in Fayette County has had over the years. Parents help foster the love of technology by getting the students to competitions, showcases, and other events. We appreciate the support the parents give their students.
Thank you again for everything you do for our students. It has been a great year for STLP in Fayette County. I look forward to working with everyone as we make great things happen for our students.
*Note: Bob Moore is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Fayette County Public Schools and Amy Johns is the Coordinator of Instructional Technology.
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- Author: Julie Gaskin
- Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016