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Arkansas School Leader Named National Digital Principal

Big honor for Daisy Dyer Duerr of St. Paul High School (Huntsville School District).
LITTLE ROCK, AR - An Arkansas school leader has been named a National Digital Principal.

The honor goes to Daisy Dyer Duerr with St. Paul High School in the Huntsville School District.

She is one of only three people across the country selected for the distinction.

Here's more information from a news release:
RESTON, VA (News release) - Three progressive school leaders have been selected as the 2014 NASSP Digital Principals for their success in using technology to improve instruction, communication, and student engagement. They will be honored next month at the NASSP Conference, Ignite ’14.

The winners are:
  • Daisy Dyer Duerr, St. Paul (AR) High School (Huntsville School District)
  • Jason Markey, East Leyden (IL) High School
  • Derek McCoy, Spring Lake (NC) Middle School
"We are honored to recognize these principals for their innovation and dedication to finding new ways to improve student engagement, communication, and instruction," said NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti. "Their work aligns with the connectedness goals set forth in NASSP's Strategic Plan and we are excited to work with these principals, who are great models for teachers and students on how to successfully incorporate technology into their teaching and learning."

Candidates were asked to submit a video, essay, and portfolio that highlight their technology leadership. A panel of peers and education technology leaders then evaluated the portfolios against the National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators, developed by the International Society for Technology in Education. The selection panel further examined how candidates applied those skills to achieve school improvement goals as defined by the NASSP Breaking Ranks Framework.

The Digital Principals will formally receive their awards during the NASSP conference—Ignite ‘14—February 6-8, 2014, in Dallas, TX, where they will be panelists on a presentation about digital media in leadership and learning. They will also be featured in the October 2014 issue of Principal Leadership magazine. More information about the award is available at this link

NASSP launched the Digital Principal Award program in 2011 as part of its recognition of the annual Digital Learning Day. 

About NASSP
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and national voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and all school leaders from across the United States and 36 countries around the world. The association provides research-based professional development and resources, networking, and advocacy to build the capacity of middle level and high school leaders to continually improve student performance. Reflecting its longstanding commitment to student leadership development as   well, NASSP administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society,National Elementary Honor Society, and National Association of Student Councils.


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