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Miami, FL (April 11, 2024) – CoSN and AASA, The School Superintendents Association, honored Dr. Michael Nagler of Mineola School District (NY) with its 2024 EmpowerED Digital Superintendent Award.

The CoSN EmpowerED Digital Superintendent of the Year Award, sponsored by ClassLink, recognizes an exceptional district superintendent who serves as a true empowered leader, leveraging and championing technologies in the classroom and throughout the district to transform their schools.

“Thank you, CoSN! It is a true honor to be recognized amongst visionary leaders by such a prestigious organization whose vision is to empower every learner to achieve their unique potential in a changing world,” said Dr. Michael Nagler, Superintendent, Mineola School District.

Dr. Nagler’s leadership has led to successful changes in Mineola, including through the 1:1 iPad initiative, coding pathways in K-12, the systematic “upgrading” of a district in pursuit of putting children at the center of their learning, and the adoption of the Empower platform to support Synergy, the competency-based branch of high school. Additionally, all five district schools have been recognized as Apple Distinguished Schools.

“It is with great admiration that we recognize Dr. Michael Nagler as this year’s EmpowerED Digital Superintendent of the Year. His transformative leadership and dedication to creating inclusive, innovative learning environments have reshaped education in Mineola, providing a model for districts nationwide,” said Berj Akian, CEO and Founder, ClassLink. “Dr. Nagler exemplifies what it means to put students first. His commitment sets a high standard and inspires us all. Congratulations, Dr. Nagler, on earning this recognition.”

Watch a video highlighting Dr. Nagler’s accomplishments here.

Learn more about the CoSN2024 awards at:

CoSN kicked off its Annual Conference, CoSN2024: “Leading for Innovation at Warp Speed,” on Monday, April 8. The conference offered three and a half days of unparalleled education, networking opportunities, live technology demonstrations and more. As the premier EdTech leadership conference of the year, CoSN convened school system technology leaders, superintendents and other senior education leaders that were interested in discussing the future of learning in a time of unprecedented change.

About CoSN
CoSN, the world-class professional association for K-12 EdTech leaders, stands at the forefront of education innovation. We are driven by a mission to equip current and aspiring K-12 education technology leaders, their teams, and school districts with the community, knowledge, and professional development they need to cultivate engaging learning environments. Our vision is rooted in a future where every learner reaches their unique potential, guided by our community. CoSN represents over 13 million students and continues to grow as a powerful and influential voice in K-12 education.

About Mineola School District
Mineola School District, located in western Nassau County in Long Island, NY, serves the suburban communities of Albertson, Garden City Park, Mineola, Roslyn Heights and Williston Park. Mineola is the seat of the Nassau County government, and its proximity to New York City affords our students many opportunities to explore a rich assortment of educational venues outside of the classroom. A highly qualified faculty and supportive community help to prepare our students for the academic and social challenges they will face in their lifetimes. The mission of the Mineola School District is to inspire each student to be a life-long learner, pursue excellence, exhibit strength of character and contribute positively to a global society.

About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to equitable access for all students to the highest quality public education.

About ClassLink
ClassLink is a global education provider of identity and analytics products that create more time for learning and help schools better understand digital engagement. As leading advocates for open data standards, we offer instant access to apps and files with single sign-on, streamline class rostering, automate account provisioning, and provide actionable analytics. ClassLink empowers 21 million students and staff in over 2,600 school systems.

CoSN: Makenzie Carlin,

Mineola School District: Jason Steinberg,

AASA: James Minichello,

ClassLink: Gregg Calvaruso,