Two Educators are Making It Happen with their Contributions of Technology in Education

July 23, 2003

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Two West Virginia educators were recognized today for their contributions of technology in education. James Eschenmann and Nancy Napolillo were awarded the famous pink and black jackets for the Making it Happen Award during a Technology awards luncheon at the West Virginia Department of Educationís Summer Leadership Conference, which is being held at the Charleston Civic Center this week.  

Making It Happen is a nationally recognized educational program highlighting the dramatic role educators play in the learning process using quality technology in the classroom. Designed especially for educators, the program identifies educational technology leaders around the country and rewards those individuals for their commitment and innovation.  

Making it HappenJames Eschenmann is a Technology Coordinator for Harrison County Schools. He has made a difference in the lives of students by preparing them to use technology every day. During his time with Harrison County Schools, he has laid the foundation for excellence in technology by standardizing equipment; distributed the technology for equitable access; and networking the computers by classroom, building, campus and countywide. Since then, Harrison County Schools has enjoyed high achieving students; varied technology opportunities for learning on the part of students both young and old; and maximum impact for its technology funds thanks to Eschenmannís effort.  

Making it HappenNancy Napolillo is Coordinator of Information Systems and Technology for Monongalia County Schools She has played an integral role in technology programming support in all facets of the educational system. As Coordinator, she has applied the use of technology throughout the school system. By supporting the appropriate use and integration of technology throughout all grade levels and curricular areas in the school system, Monongalia County Schools has enjoyed improved management and operational efficiency.  

To date, more than 125 educators have been awarded for their commitment and innovation to technology in education.  

For more information regarding the Making It Happen Award, please contact Brenda Williams, Executive Director for the Office of Technology, at (304) 558-7880.

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