Bullard receives Susan Janosz Technology Impact Award
The New Hampshire Affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education announces Terry Bullard of the Bedford School District as this year’s recipient of the 2015 NHSTE Susan Janosz Technology Impact Award.
The award was presented on Dec. 2 at the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference at the Radisson Hotel and Expo Center in Manchester.
Terry Bullard is in her third year as the director of technology for the Bedford School District. Previously, she served as the director of technology for the Windham School District for 16 years and the technology director for the Manchester School District for 12½ years. As a technology leader for over 30 years, her passion has been to implement a shared vision for effectively integrating technology to enhance teaching and learning. Considered a "change agent," she challenges administrators and teachers alike to think outside the box as to how technology can be used to transform the world of teaching and learning. Terry believes that technology is more than a "tool" but that it is an integral part of student and professional life.
Although Bullard has led many technology initiatives throughout her career, she is most passionate about the two one-to-one initiatives that she has implemented, the first in the Windham School District with the opening of its new high school in 2009, and the second at Bedford High School in 2015. Bullard believes that a one-to-one digital learning environment where students and teachers have access to content 24/7 creates unlimited opportunities to improve teaching and learning. A successful 21st-century learning environment requires a team effort including staff, students, parents and the community in order to create a culture that embraces this paradigm shift.
Each month, Bullard also hosts two user’s groups – Powerschool and Google Apps for Education administrators. More than 55 school districts attend meetings where a variety of topics are presented, shared and discussed.
Susan Janosz Technology Impact Award selection criteria include:
? The nominee has provided leadership in a public or private PK-16 New Hampshire school.
? The nominee’s work has had a significant positive impact on technology use in education locally, statewide, regionally and/or nationally
? The nominee has involved the community in the initiative or program to facilitate partnerships with business and/or legislative initiatives to advance the use of technology in education.
? The nominee supports technology within the context of school reform, restructuring, and improvement.
? The nominee demonstrates a commitment to ongoing self-education by keeping abreast of emerging technologies.
? The quality of education and/or work experience has been significantly advanced in the nominee’s work place as a result of the nominee’s efforts.
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