Two school officials pick up technology awards

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 9, 2012

Two Rowan-Salisbury School System administrators received top honors at the N.C. Technology In Education Society’s annual awards ceremony Friday in Raleigh.
Phil Hardin, the school system’s executive director for technology, received the 2012 Outstanding Leader Award.
That award recognizes and honors one leader in the state who has “demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership in implementing technology to improve education,” the school system said in a press release.
Dr. Judy Grissom, Rowan-Salisbury’s superintendent, received the 2012 Making IT (Instructional Technology) Happen Award.
That award is presented to an educator and leader in the field of educational technology integration in K-12 schools, the press release said. The program identifies and rewards educational technology leaders for their commitment and innovation.
Award recipients are selected from a pool of nominations submitted to the Technology in Education Society from across the state. Each award category was reviewed by a different set of judges.
Dr. Jim Emerson, chairman of the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education, said in the press release the awards received by Grissom and Hardin “indicate how hard they work and how fortunate we are to have them both in our school system.
“Dr. Grissom and Phil are willing to try new and innovative approaches for student success and they are actively trying to keep us as technology leaders in the state. I am very proud of them. I certainly would say that our board is very proud of them both, too.”