PVSchools Superintendent Dr. James Lee is one of 20 school district superintendents across the country to receive the inaugural Speak Up Shout Out Awards.
The award is meant to salute the efforts of outstanding superintendents for their districts’ exceptional participation in the Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning, according to a July 19 press release.
“More than 2,600 districts participated in Speak Up 2015, but these 20 stood out to us for their commitment to raising the voices of their stakeholders, notably students, parents, community members and educators at all levels,” said Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, in a prepared statement.
“Speak Up, in addition to being a national research project, is a free service open to all schools, and we are thrilled to see so many taking advantage of the online surveys and national reports.”
Daniel Domenech, The Arizona School Superintendents Association executive director, echoes that sentiment.
“Superintendents across the country are dealing with an array of educational technology opportunities and Speak Up offers a platform so they can learn directly from their stakeholders about what students, parents and teachers are looking for now and in the future,” he said.
“The superintendents being recognized by Project Tomorrow are leaders in the effective use of technology for learning.”
PVSchools serves more than 32,000 elementary, middle and high school students in 45 schools located in northeast Phoenix and Scottsdale. The district extends from 7th Avenue to Pima Road, and Northern Avenue to Jomax Road.
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