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Student Voices Award Nominations Now Being Accepted

State Educational Technology Directors Association is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2017 Student Voices Award are open now through May 15. Each state has the opportunity to nominate up to two schools or districts to present during our Student Voices Panelat the Leadership Summit on October 25, 2017 in National Harbor, Maryland.

SETDA is looking for a school or district that has transformed the educational experiences of the students to best meet the needs of digital learners. The winner will receive the Elsie Brumback Scholarship to fly to Washington D.C. to present at the Leadership Summit and tour our nation’s capital. Preference will be given to students from states that have not presented in recent years. To view previous presentations, visit

In addition, SETDA’s Private Sector Partners (PSP) will have the opportunity to nominate one school or district from any state. SETDA will connect with state members regarding any PSP nominations to ensure there are no unforeseen issues related to any nominee prior to the review process.

For additional information and to make a nomination, complete the nomination form and review the nomination rubric. You may download a Word version of the nomination form to share, however, all nominations must be submitted online.

Please email Christine Fox with any questions.

About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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