The Withrow CTO Award is sponsored by:
Withrow CTO Award
The CoSN Withrow CTO Award recognizes a
District CTO who best represents the model set forward by Frank Withrow,
a pioneer and champion of the uses of technology in K-12 education.
Frank has been a classroom teacher, early childhood educator, Director
of Research and Clinical Services for the Department of Children and
Family Services for the state of Illinois, and was a long-standing
member of the CoSN Board of Directors. The Withrow CTO Award is
sponsored by SchoolDude.
2013 Withrow CTO Award recipient:
Ed McKaveney, Hampton Township School District, PA
Eligibility: Nominate a district chief technology officer (or equivalent title). Self nominations are encouraged. CoSN board members (and their institutions) are ineligible for all CoSN awards.
Award: One complimentary conference registration, $1,000 toward travel expenses, and a profile in Scholastic Administr@tor Magazine.
Notification: The winner will be notified in January and recognized at the 2013 CoSN Annual Conference.
Leadership: provides leadership in the application of information technologies to increase opportunities and accessibility for student learning.
Building Community: Creates communication vehicles that help parents, teachers and educational leaders form partnerships to engage students in the learning process.
Innovation: Uses technology to provide solutions that are based on best practices and can be replicated to meet such challenges as:
Impact: Makes a difference by creating major change in the district or agencies.
- Using data to improve decision making,
- Providing increased access to education through such media as online learning.
- Linking homes to schools and to the broader community.
- Providing access and solutions for all segments of learners in order to bridge the digital divide that separates the affluent from the poor.
Public/Private Partnerships: Develops important effective public and/or private sector partnerships and policies that provide connectivity to learners in schools.
For additional information, contact our Membership Team.
Harold Rowe, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, TX
Tim Wilson, ISD 279, Osseo Area Schools, MN
Jeanine Gendron, Broward County Public Schools, FL
2010 Honorable Mentions:
John David Son, Marshall County Public Schools, KY
Jim Klein, Saugus Union School District, CA
Greg Utecht, Lakeville Independent School District, MN
Dr. Michael Burke, Edina Public Schools, MN
Vijay Sonty, School Board of Broward County, FL
Darryl LaGace, Lemon Grove School District, CA
2005 Honorable Mention:
Katherine Clark, Ocoee Middle School, FL
Dennis Bruno, Glendale School District, PA
Dr. Rudy Castruita, San Diego County Office of Education, CA
Herman Gaither, Beaufort County School District, SC
Joe Kitchens, Western Heights School District, OK
Kaunzner, Ft. Huachuca Accommodation Schools, AZ