Thursday, May 17, 2012

Dr. Conti Receives President's Award From MA School Superintendents

Congratulations to our Superintendent of Schools Eric Conti who was honored today at the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents' Annual Spring Meeting with a President's Award. The video of the presentation and Dr. Conti's brief remarks about the honor are above.

Here is an excerpt from the program for the day that described the basis for Dr. Conti's award:

Eric Conti has been the Superintendent of Schools in Burlington Public Schools since 2009.  
Prior to his appointment in Burlington, Eric served in Virginia.  In his brief tenure as a Superintendent in Massachusetts, Eric has been both a model Superintendent in his community and he has made significant contributions to his colleagues both inside and outside of Massachusetts. Eric leads with a sense of curiosity, willingness to take a risk and passion to provide students every opportunity to maximize potential. His technological vision and leadership is exceptional. 
In February of 2010 Eric received the AASA  eSchool News 10th Annual Tech Savvy Superintendent Award identifying him among the top 10 Superintendents nationally for technology leadership. In addition, Eric has served as the President of the Merrimack County Superintendents' Roundtable.
During the past year, Eric conducted two weekend technology programs for Superintendents. These events called Super. Edcamps were programs that helped create a greater understanding of technological tools for Superintendents and allowed his colleagues to enhance their district leadership skills. Eric, along with his technology staff, have volunteered to lend their knowledge and experience to many schools districts looking to improve their technological capacity.  On March 10, 2012 Eric and his team hosted the first New England 1:1 Summit, again bringing innovative practice in technology to all interested Massachusetts Superintendents and over 400 educators from all over New England. 

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