Virginia Beach City Public Schools chief academic officer Dr. Amy Cashwell has been recognized as this year’s Outstanding Leader of the Year for her role in launching a school-based instructional technology support program.
To support the expansion of digital learning opportunities across all schools, Cashwell established 15 schools to study the program’s implementation and develop digital learning best practices.
The Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) says it honors one teacher and one leader each year who have shown outstanding achievement and leadership in using technology to improve education. Cashwell will be recognized at VTSE’s annual Technology in Education Conference on Dec. 5 from 4-6 p.m. at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
“I am honored and humbled to receive this recognition. I had no idea I had been nominated and it was such a surprise when a team of colleagues shared this news of the award with me this morning,” Cashwell said. “The VBCPS Instructional Technology team is a forward-thinking and talented group of educators and I am blessed to work among them.”
A graduate of Kempsville High School, Cashwell received a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies and elementary education from Longwood College. She has a master’s degree in education administration and supervision and doctoral degree in education administration and policy studies, both from George Washington University.
Cashwell, who has been with VBCPS since 1998, first taught at Glenwood Elementary School before moving on to serve as an assistant principal and principal. Cashwell was appointed chief academic officer in July 2013.
For more information about VTSE and its Outstanding Leader Award visit www.vste.org.
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