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Dr. Mike Webb selected 2014 Outstanding Leader

Union County Public Schools Deputy Superintendent Dr. Mike Webb addresses the audience after being presented the 2014 Outstanding Leader Award.

The North Carolina Technology in Society has recognized Union County Public Schools Deputy Superintendent Dr. Mike Webb with its 2014 Outstanding Leader Award.

“Working with Dr. Webb, his passion for providing the tools and infrastructure our students and teachers need is very evident,” said Monroe High School Principal Brad Breedlove, who serves on the UCPS Technology Council. “He is a tremendous educational leader.”

The Outstanding Leader Award, given to Webb on March 6, 2014, recognizes and honors one leader who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership in implementing technology to improve education.

In addition to being honored at the NCTIES Conference in Raleigh, Dr. Webb was awarded $2,500, with a $500 honorarium given to him, and up to a $2,000 reimbursement towards the attendance cost to attend the ISTE Conference in 2015. Dr. Webb will also be featured in NCTIES publications and on their web site.

UCPS is approaching its fourth year implementing a successful 1:1 initiative. The school system began its implementation in grades 6-8 and has expanded its initiative to all secondary students, grades 6-12, with the deployment of more than 23,250 Chromebooks.

UCPS Superintendent Dr. Mary Ellis said that the success of the deployment, one of the largest in state history, can be directly traced to the leadership of Dr. Webb.

“His influence in the area of technology has been instrumental in ensuring that our every effort is focused on preparing all students to succeed,” Dr. Ellis said.

Award recipients are selected from around the state of North Carolina using a set of selection criteria for the award:

• The nominee’s work has had a significant positive impact on technology use in education locally, regionally, statewide, nationally, or worldwide.

• The nominee has involved the community in the initiative or program to facilitate partnerships with business and/or legislative initiations to advance the use of technology in education.

• The nominee works tirelessly to genuinely improve the quality of education.

• The nominee has demonstrated his/her ability to both deliberately plan for and incorporate in the use of technology for the purpose of improving the educational setting.

• The quality of education and/or work experience has been significantly advanced in the nominee’s workplace as a result of the nominee’s efforts.

• The nominee is an active member of professional organizations.

• The nominee has contributed to the profession by presenting at professional conferences, seminars and/or workshops or publishing articles in print or through electronic media.

• The nominee’s work can be used as a model.

• The nominee’s work reflects the mission and purpose of the North Carolina Technology in Society (NCTIES) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

• The nominee will represent NCTIES and ISTE well in all forums.

NCTIES is a membership association for educators and educator leaders engaged in advancing excellence in learning and teaching through the effective use of technology. 

Written by: Deb Coates Bledsoe
Posted: Mar 10, 2014 by Deb Coates Bledsoe

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