Pelham School District
Pelham, New Hampshire
The New Hampshire Affiliate of the Society for Technology in Education (NHSTE) announces Holly Doe of the Director of Technology in the Pelham School District as this year’s recipient of the 2017 NHSTE Susan Janosz Technology Impact Award. Holly Doe has demonstrated to NHSTE and her peers that she uses technology as a means to improve learning and effectiveness in her district; by leading one of the first 1:1 Chromebook initiative in grades K-12 digital transformation. Holly has over 23 years of experience as a classroom teacher, Technology Integrator, and Director of Technology. She has began working in the Pelham School District since 2008 and taught a STEM class that reaches to over 800 students from 1st to 8th grade. Her STEM classroom focused on the engineering design process and relating STEM challenges to authentic global issues. Holly Doe is also a National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow, a Google Certified Innovator and has received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching in 2012. Currently, Holly is the President of the NHCTO organization. Her work has became a model for other school districts, and like many early adopters, she shares her experiences with others. She is an active member of the PowerSchool User Group, COSN, and NHSTE. Most importantly, Holly is the mom of three very diverse children. Their interests and strengths reinforce her daily on assisting the needs to all diverse learners. Congratulations to Holly Doe!!!
8th Grade English Language Arts Teacher
Laconia Middle School
Laconia, New Hampshire
The New Hampshire Society for Technology in Education (NHSTE) is proud to announce Shannon Siegler, 8th Grade English-Language Arts Teacher and 8th Grade Opechee Team Leader of Laconia Middle School, N.H. as this year’s recipient of the 2017 NHSTE Pat Keyes Technology-Using Educator Award. Shannon had worked in Prince George's County and Baltimore County Public Schools in Maryland for 10 years as a middle school English teacher prior to moving to New Hampshire. For the past 15 years, Shannon has worked at Laconia Middle School, as a 8th grade English teacher, as a department team leader, and has served on the Laconia Technology Council. Ms. Siegler is a team leader at Laconia Middle School, but beyond this she is a technology leader in the district. Every conversation with her is thoughtful and connected back to neuroscience and best practices for teaching. In her eighth-grade classroom she is engaging while also being rigorous; she is inventive, using social media and all the tools founds within the Microsoft Office 365 platform in her classes. She pushes her students to think, question, connect, and synthesize. Shannon has garnered attention from many in New Hampshire from presenting at the Laconia Technology Conference, Laconia Summer Institutes; Christa McAuliffe Conference, New England League of Middle Schools Annual Conference, and Association for Middle Level Education Annual Conference. She has shown and shared her diverse knowledge on many topics; such as Twitter in the classroom, starting a 1:1 classroom, integrating technology, in middle school, digital citizenship, and using technology in brain-friendly classroom by presenting at numerous workshops and conferences. Congratulations to Shannon Siegler!!!
Read the descriptions (found below) for both the Susan Janosz Technology Impact Award and the Pat Keyes Technology-Using Educator Award to decide which award you are nominating for.
Have the following information ready before you click the link to nominate:
The nominee’s name
The name of the school district that the nominee works for
The nominee’s work email
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Once we receive your nomination, we will contact the nominee and they will complete the application process.
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Pat Keyes Technology - Using Educator
The NHSTE Technology Using Educator Award is named in memory of Pat Keyes; a former secondary teacher in the Keene School District who served NHSTE in many capacities including editor of the NHSTE Connections.
- Functions as a public or private PreK-12 teacher providing direct instruction in a New Hampshire school(s).
- Developed effective units integrating educational technology.
- Demonstrated improved student performance with application of technology.
- Shared ideas/initiatives in formal and informal arenas using traditional and electronic methods.
Susan Janosz Technology Impact
The NHSTE Technology Impact Award is named in memory of Susan Janosz, longtime employee of the Manchester School District who was employed as a Technology Integrator.
- Provides leadership in a public or private PreK-16 New Hampshire school(s).
- 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.
- Supported technology within the context of school reform, restructuring and improvement.
- Demonstrated 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 workplace as a result of the nominee's efforts.
In the past, this award has gone to Technology Directors, Technology Coordinators, Technology Integrationists, Curriculum Coordinators, Media Specialists/Generalists, SAU Administration (i.e., Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents) and/or School District Administrators (i.e., Principals and Vice Principals).