Dr. Morrison named a Bright Light

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Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jennifer Morrison was recognized as a 2020 ASSET Bright Light Award recipient.

Each year, ASSET celebrates the accomplishments of educators, administrators and other district personnel who help make integrating technology into the classroom a smooth process and an excellent learning experience for students.

Dr. Morrison was nominated for the honor by James Svendsen, the district’s director of curriculum, instruction and technology. In his nomination letter, Svendsen noted Dr. Morrison’s swift integration of makerspaces and team teaching for the Library Media program. The district has also brought in more than 300 Chromebooks, with an additional 300 this school year, and also offers iPads in every classroom. Svendsen added that Dr. Morrison changed the Science Lab program to a STEAM/Coding program. She changed the way that the district’s Technology Committee operates by providing time to meet monthly with them, as well as working with the technology director, to create subcommittees to work on districtwide technology initiatives, including keyboarding, Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition, software usage and requests, continual teacher surveys and more.

Especially, Svendsen noted, Dr. Morrison brought one of the teachers out of the classroom to become a technology integration specialist. The teacher has been working with all classroom teachers to train them and provide them with support in their endeavors to incorporate technology in the classroom.

Dr. Morrison was formally recognized during the Bright Lights’ Luncheon on Jan. 9.