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Westmoreland teacher takes regional honor in technology education

Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 1:28 pm

A Westmoreland County educator was among eight statewide honored for leadership in technology education for 2012.
David Smith, Westmoreland’s technology director, was chosen for recognition among Region 3.
Top honor went to Chesterfield County’s Adam Seldow, that county’s executive director of technology. Seldow received the Virginia Department of Education’s 2012 State Educational Technology Leadership Award and the Region 1 Educational Technology Leadership Award.
Other regional winners represented public schools in Virginia Beach, Charlottesville and Roanoke, and Shenandoah, Giles and Craig counties. Educators were recognized by the state for helping their school divisions with technology planning and implementation.
The process of selection began with nominations by Superintendents of an educator from each of their divisions. Then a panel of judges was assembled by the Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology to select regional winners, according to a statement from spokesman Charles Pyle.
The awards were presented Nov. 5 in Roanoke at Virginia Tech’s Educational Technology Leadership Conference.
“I salute all of these educators for their leadership and for their commitment to innovation,” Gov. Bob McDonnell said in a statement released by the state department of education. “They share a vision of how technology in the hands of great teachers and inquisitive students can transform the classrooms of today and tomorrow.”