Each year, VSTE recognizes three exemplary educators for their outstanding works in supporting their peers in becoming digital age educators. They meet the high standards set in the ISTE Standards for Coaches. They will be lauded at the Annual Technology in Education Conference and featured in the Digital Learning Day 2020 webinar.
We are pleased to announce this year's winners:
With 15 years of experience in public schools, Katie Fielding is always excited to talk about ways to integrate technology into the classroom. As the Instructional Technology Coach at Woodbridge Senior High School, Katie has quickly found her niche in sharing instructional practices with her colleagues. She works hard to provide digital equity for students at her school; making sure SPED and ELL students have access to assistive technologies. Katie likes collaborating with fellow Prince William County ITC’s to improve instructional practices district-wide. She takes joy in building capacity in teachers and students so they can fully participate in the digital world. Katie has a special interest in using educational technology to improve homebound instruction for chronically ill students. She sees educational technology as a bridge that can join home, hospital, and school. Katie’s life with cystic fibrosis has informed her concern for this often-overlooked demographic. This interest was also the focus of her 2018/19 Google Innovator project. You can learn more about it at sickatschool.com. Katie is active on twitter and you can connect with her about her project @KatieF.
Daniel Vanover has 13 years experience working in the field of education. He earned a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Virginia's College at Wise in 2007 and M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University in 2011. In 2009, he was hired as an Educational Technologist where he is responsible for the training and technology support of schools within the Wise County Public Schools district. He is a Google Certified Educator Level 1 & Level 2, Google Certified Administrator, Google for Education Certified Trainer, Certified Apple Teacher, and a co-founder and leader of the Google Educator Group in Southwestern Virginia. Daniel is also a YouTube content creator and posts educational technology related videos to his YouTube channel. In 2018, he and Dr. Scott Kiser of Wise County Public Schools co-founded EdTech Solutions, LLC a technology consultation and training company that provides services and support to school divisions, churches, businesses, and organizations in many parts of the state. Daniel is also the Pastor of Technology and Media at Glamorgan Church in Wise, VA and also enjoys hunting, camping, woodworking, photography, and spending time with his wife, Katie, and their two children.