BRONXVILLE, N.Y. - The Bronxville School District has earned a prestigious award for their work in integrating and utilizing improved technology in the classroom .
The Bronxville High School has been awarded the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center's Pioneer Award, which is given out annually to a school district, teacher and director of technology in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties.
The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center’s Pioneer Award recognizes innovations in the use of technology that help improve both teaching and the learning experience for students.
“This award is a celebration of the work that's been taking place in the district, as well as honoring the innovation that we want to foster in students and staff,” Director of Technology Jennifer Forsberg said. “I'm very excited and it's motivating to want to continue building on existing successes and honing in on innovative ideas from our students, teachers, administration and community.”
According to the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC), Bronxville was recognized this year for “demonstrating regional leadership through its innovative use of technology,” with committee members noting the district represents a model for others in the area to follow.
Bronxville Schools Superintendent David Quattrone praised Forsberg and her staff when he accepted the award on behalf of the district.
"Under the leadership of Jennifer Forsberg, and with key support from instructional technology specialist Brad Ashley, the district has made significant and rapid progress with respect to the way we use technology in creative and constructive ways that advance teaching and learning,” he said. “She has not only introduced new applications, but she brings a strong systems perspective to the table. She has reached out in a thoughtful and effective way to parents on issues of digital citizenship and data privacy. We are fortunate to have her skills and expertise."
This marks the second straight year a school from Eastchester earned a LHRIC Pioneer Award, with Tuckahoe and Superintendent Barbara Nuzzi being honored last year.
“The award validates the great strides we have made under Jennifer's leadership and with the active involvement of our students and teachers,” Quattrone added. “In a short period of time, we have moved to a systemwide perspective on how technology can enrich learning and teaching for all students. On a daily basis we can see examples of how technology facilitates collaboration, creativity and other elements of the Bronxville Promise."