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Chief tech officer makes ‘IT’ happen!

BCSD’s Sal DeAngelo commended for leadership, innovation

BCSD Chief Technology Officer Sal DeAngelo

On November 18, Sal DeAngelo, BCSD Chief Technology Officer received a 2012 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) "Making IT Happen" award at the annual New York State Association for Computer and Technology in Education (NYSCATE) conference in Rochester.

“I am humbled to have been awarded this distinction by my ISTE/NYSCATE colleagues," said DeAngelo. "I strive every day to make a contribution to the field and it is very gratifying when your efforts  are acknowledged and validated."

Making IT Happen is an internationally recognized awards program sponsored by ISTE for educators in the field of educational technology integration in K–12 schools. The program identifies and rewards educational technology leaders around the world for their commitment and innovation.

BCSD Chief Technology Officer
Sal DeAngelo

“The district is extremely proud of Sal for being commended by the ISTE,” said Dr. Thomas J. Douglas BCSD superintendent. “Anyone who has had the pleasure to work with Sal or his department knows that he takes a resourceful and constructive approach to meeting the district’s technology needs.”

Sal joins other outstanding educators that have been honored with the coveted pink jacket (black for men).

Making It Happen recipients join a prestigious group that includes classroom teachers, school principals, district superintendents, state superintendents, former director of education technology at the U.S. Department of Education John Bailey, governors, and former Secretary of Education Richard Riley.

Recipients of the Making it Happen award are educators who:

1. Apply available technology now.
2. Move forward and don't look back.
3. See students as real people.
4. Teach through relationships, inspiring, encouraging, nurturing.
5. Recognize that further change is necessary but understand that it is a process.
6. Realize that teacher empowerment is the key element in technology integration.
7. Expect success.
8. Motivate through awareness and access to information.

DeAngelo is a frequent presenter at state and regional conferences and is widely recognized for his expertise in the area of instructional technology. He is currently working on his doctorate in Educational Leadership at the Sage College of Albany.


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