JEROME — Janet Avery, curriculum director for the Jerome School District, has been honored with the Northwest Council for Computer Education 2018 Outstanding Technology Leader of the Year award. At the closing session of the NCCE conference, Avery was presented with a $500 check from Troxell Communications for her 23-year career as a teacher, curriculum director, administrator and technology director.
Avery was honored for her work to advance social media as an appropriate platform for instruction, as well as professional development for which she founded #IDedchat. There, live Twitter discussions — based on instruction and other education issues — are held every Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. Avery is also the co-founder of the Idaho Ed Camp, an “un-conference” for sharing ideas on instruction.
Northwest Council for Computer Education CEO and Executive Director Dr. Heidi Rogers described Avery as a selfless mentor and leader who has made a tremendous impact in Idaho and the northwest.