Illinois district tech director earns educator award

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Seeing children's faces light up as they explore the world of education through technology is the best reward, said Marisa Burkhart, director of educational technology for Huntley School District 158.

Burkhart's work implementing technology in the classroom and training teachers how to use it has earned her the 2014 Illinois Computing Educators "Educator of the Year" award.

Burkhart is in her fourth year as the district's educational technology director. She has been instrumental in helping District 158, a unit district with more than 9,000 students, create an online instruction/learning program at Huntley High School and implement one-to-one learning with tablets for students in some elementary and middle schools, said Mike Moan, chief academic officer.

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