Though Ed McKaveney is an affiliated board member of the Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology, he was shocked when the same organization named him Outstanding Leader of the Year.
“Someone in the organization decided to nominate me, I wasn't paying attention to that track of awards and wasn't thinking about it in terms of myself,” said McKaveney, Hampton Township School District technology director.
At the awards dinner, McKaveney said the presenter read a description of the awardees before naming the winners and one caught his attention.
“They read a brief profile (for the Outstanding Leader of the Year award) and I was thinking that sounds like my LinkedIn profile,” he said.
“Then I realized it was me.”