Today we all attended the Leadership Academy at TCEA. The Superintendent of Austin ISD gave a great presentation (with lots of funny Simpsons references – he even passed out donuts)!!!

Went to a TEA Update session, a cyber security session…and, my favorite, a session from CISD called #CISDTopChef. Lots of great ideas for getting teachers involved in trying out technology integration for prizes. Loved this! Then on to a social media ethics session and one on Digital Advocacy. Whew! What a day! Now…on to the TCEA Awards Ceremony!

Back in September, I nominated 5 people for TCEA awards:

  • Ryan Churchward – Teacher of the Year
  • Dr. Miller Beaird – Principal of the Year
  • Nathan Tollison – Technology Support Person of the Year
  • Teresa Sumrall – IT of the Year
  • Dr. Bret Jimerson – Superintendent of the Year

All five of them made it to the finals! Here we all are before the ceremony…

It sounded like the Burleson ISD show as they read through the award recipients and announced the winners! Teresa and Ryan took home their awards this year and I am so thrilled for both of them! Congrats to my friends!!! Here’s the recorded live stream of the awards ceremony…and some photos of the event!

After the ceremony, a bunch of us when to Carmelo’s (Italian Restaurant) for dinner to celebrate!!!

After dinner we did a quick run to 6th street for some VooDoo Doughnuts…yummmmy! Then…off to bed…another busy day tomorrow!

Just want to shout out to my friend, Teresa Sumrall, for bring home the TCEA IT of the Year award  – that’s 2 years in a row for our department! Congrats, Teresa!! You deserved it!


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Lead Learning Technologies Coach at Burleson ISD
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