The Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) recently announced several 2014 award winners for their service in education. Here’s a look at the winners and what KySTE staff says about each of them.

Outstanding Leader: Jana Hickey (Jefferson County school district). Hickey is the eLearning specialist for the district and works to improve the quality of learning through the use of technology.

Outstanding Teacher: Randy Barrette (Menifee County school district). A Spanish and world cultures teacher at Menifee County High School, Barrette is a strong leader and advocate for the integration of technology not only in the high school but throughout the district and state.

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Outstanding Technology Support Staff: Zachary Dean (Carroll County school district). Dean is the network administrator for Carroll County Schools. His spirit, drive and expectations inspire all students and staff. He is a great resource in his district.

Making IT Happen: Terri Stice (Green River Regional Educational Cooperative). Throughout her career, Stice’s professional goal has been to raise student achievement by the use of technology. Her consistent effort and work have impacted the role of education technology not only at the local level, but at the state and national levels as well. (She is a past KySTE Outreach grant winner.)

The Mission of KySTE (Kentucky Society for Technology in Education) is to empower the educational community in the Commonwealth of Kentucky to infuse technology as an integral part of the educational process through advocacy and leadership, promoting educational excellence and supporting technology-based innovation.

The Kentucky Society for Technology in Education is a non-profit professional organization and affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education. It is committed to the support of technology in and for education.

KySTE is governed by a board consisting of nine officers, eight regional representatives and an executive director. The board meets monthly and sponsors two major events each year, its Fall Training Event and a large conference in March.

In addition, through its grants and services arm, KySTE Outreach, and the sponsorship and support of KySTE’s vendor partners, KySTE promotes its interests through grants, partnerships and special programs.

Its members consist of district technology coordinators, technicians, tech resource/integration specialists, Student Technology Leadership Program coordinators and sponsors, library media specialists, general district and school leadership and classroom teachers who share a passion for the use of technology in learning.

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