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COE Doctoral Candidate Named Technology Administrator Of The Year

March 2, 2018
SHSU Media Contact: Emily Binetti

Story by Hannah Haney Ivey TCEA

Kyle Ivey, a doctoral candidate for the Instructional Systems Design and Technology Program in the College of Education at Sam Houston State University, was recognized as the “Technology Administrator of the Year” by the Texas Computer Education Association for 2018. 

TCEA is a nonprofit, member-based organization that has supported the use of technology in education. TCEA’s Annual Educator Awards recognize excellence in the integration of technology in schools. These awards, also known as Golden Apples, have been bestowed upon some of the most innovative and engaging educators for the last 37 years.

“I feel very grateful and very humbled to receive this award,” Ivey said. “Essentially, I think I have the best job in the world.” 

Ivey is the director of Instructional Technology for Central Independent School District and works with students, parents, teachers and administrators to grow their personal and professional skills in the area of technology.

“I get to dream about crazy ideas and then find ways to implement them. Each day, my goal is to find ways to provide our students and staff with the very best, both academically and with resources.”

In order to be considered for the award, candidates are nominated and then judged in categories such as their ability to provide advanced evidence of visionary leadership, technology support, professional development and in communicating important research.

Ivey tributes his success to his students and the staff at Central ISD and believes it is just the start of his educational journey as he works toward his doctorate degree at SHSU.   

 “In order to have lasting success, you must have experience and knowledge. While knowledge does not require earning a degree, it will help distinguish my work as an educator.”

Upon winning the award, he was given a $1,000 scholarship and a plaque which he accepted at a ceremony in Austin, TX surrounded by his family.

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