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BoardDocs Subscriber Makes Nation's Top 10 Tech-savvy Superintendents

February 13, 2012

Andover Public Schools Superintendent Mark Evans has been named one of the nation's top 10 tech-savvy superintendents by eSchool News. eSchool News, a publication network of eSchool Media Inc., honored ten superintendents from coast to coast who best exemplify outstanding leadership and vision in using technology to advance their district’s educational goals.

"This award is really a reflection of our entire district and the board's desire to be progressive," Evans said in a release. "We have quality staff that consistently look for new ways to engage students and improve efficiencies with technology."

Chosen by the editors of eSchool News with help from last year’s winners, the 2012 honorees were selected based on 10 “Hallmarks of Excellence”.

 “Research shows that technology can facilitate better teaching and learning, but only when used effectively,” said Dennis Pierce, editor of eSchool News. “And that starts at the very top, with strong school district leadership. If you start with a clear vision for how to implement technology wisely, and you make sure your staff are well trained and supported, and you seek to transform instructional practices to leverage technology’s full potential, then technology really can empower education. And that’s what the winners of our annual Tech-Savvy Superintendent Awards are doing.”

Winners of the 12th annual Tech-Savvy Superintendent Awards Program will be honored in a ceremony held in conjunction with the Century Club 100 annual meeting at the American Association of School Administrators’ annual conference in Houston on Feb. 18. The Century Club 100 is an honorary organization composed of superintendents from every state in the USA.

You can watch the ceremony live online on February 18 at http://www.eschoolnews.com/video/ from 1:45 PM to 3:15 PM Eastern Standard Time.