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ITIP Ohio to Present Tech Using Administrator and Teacher at the Ohio Educational Technology Conference

posted Jan 15, 2014, 12:20 PM by Caryn Kelley   [ updated Jan 15, 2014, 12:23 PM ]
ITIP Ohio, a  non-profit organization created for the purpose of further promoting the use of instructional technologies in Ohio's classrooms has announced the winners of their annual Technology Using Administrator and Teacher of the Year.  The recognition is also tied to the national educational technology agency ISTE’s “Making It Happen” award with winners being recognized at the upcoming Ohio Educational Technology Conference in Columbus at the end of January.

This year’s technology using administrator of the year is Jeremy Shorr of Mentor Local Schools.  Jeremy Shorr is the Director of Educational Technology and Curricular Innovation for the Mentor Public Schools.  He is a Certified Educational Technology Leader (CETL), MBA and one of the National School Board Association's "20 to Watch."  Jeremy is the Chair-Elect for SIGTC (ISTE's Technology Coordinator's SIG) and the President of the Ideastream Advisory Council. 

This year’s technology using teacher of the year is Cassandra Shaffer of Van Buren Local Schools.   Cassandra is a 6th grade science teacher at Van Buren Middle School (Van Buren Local Schools, Hancock County) where she also coaches middle school cheerleading. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education from The University of Findlay in May of 2011 and has been teaching at Van Buren for the past three years. In addition to teaching, Cassie has been accepted as a fellow into the NSTA New Teacher Science Academy and has presented at the OMLA State Conference on the use of technology in her classroom.

Jeremy and Cassandra will be honored at an ITIP Ohio reception during OETC in Columbus, Monday, January 27th at 5:00pm.

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