FORT WAYNE EDUCATOR, LIZ BRYAN, WINS THE NEW TECH NETWORK 2016 "SUSAN SCHILLING AWARD" FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION!
Our RE@L colleague, Susan Schilling, RE@L Institute CEO, has been a career-long, national leader of K12 reform and technology. We at RE@L are pleased to see her innovative work continued.
Orlando, Florida July 14, 2016 — New Tech Network (NTN) announced at its annual conference (NTAC) in Orlando, Florida, that Liz Bryan, founding director of the New Tech Academy at Wayne High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, was the 2016 recipient of the Susan Schilling Legacy Award.
Created in 2009 to honor Susan Schilling, former New Technology Foundation CEO, and her contributions to the Network and the broader education field, the Susan Schilling Legacy Award recognizes entrepreneurs in education who demonstrate leadership and contribute to the innovation and sustainability of the Network of nearly 200 schools in the United States and Australia.
Bryan’s achievement was recognized by more than 1,850 educators representing elementary, middle and high schools nationwide at the July 11-14 conference which featured the theme: “Making it Personal ─ Connecting the School and the Student.”
“I am honored to receive this award which represents all that we as educators strive to achieve. This award is truly made possible by all of the passionate teachers that are making a difference in students’ lives,” said Bryan.
Since 2009, New Tech Academy at Wayne High School has held tours for countless schools and trained teachers from across the country helping other educators to best enable their students to achieve success in their post-secondary lives and careers.”
“Liz Bryan was more than just a leader, she was an enabler,” said Riley Johnson, Principal at Napa New Technology High School in Napa, CA., and formerly a teacher of social studies, math and music at New Tech Academy at Wayne High School.
“Liz enabled her teachers to take risks, collaborate at high levels, and experiment with what we called PBL (Project-Based Learning). She trusted our knowledge, but ensured that our vision kept students first and aligned with the core values of the school.”
Our RE@L congratulations to Liz Bryan!
Here’s hoping we have more such capable candidates in 2017!
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