School staff win technology awards

Published 11:46 am Saturday, April 22, 2023

Three staff members from Cumberland County Public Schools were honored at the 17th annual awards banquet sponsored by the Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium (SVRTC) and the Longwood Institute for Teaching Through Technology and Innovative Practices (ITTIP). The awards ceremony was held on Wednesday, March 22, at Longwood University.

The awards ceremony is held each year to recognize those individuals who promote the mission of the SVRTC through their service to their school divisions. Lisa Cortazar was awarded the Technology Teacher of the Year award for Cumberland. This award recognizes a teacher at each partner school who advances learning through integration of technology into the curriculum.

Ashley Postens received the Instructional Technology Support award for Cumberland. This award recognizes a staff member at each school division who advances the district’s technology environment through providing crucial instructional technology support for students and teachers in an enrichment setting.

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Finally, Steven Gills, the CuCPS IT intern, received the Technology Support Award for the division. This award goes to someone who provides technology support for the network.

All three staff members were recognized for their achievement by the Cumberland County School Board at the March 30 meeting of the Cumberland School Board.