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President’s Technology Award Presented to County Superintendent

Award Presented by AASA and Apple Computer, Inc.

John Couch and David Meaney

Vice President of Education for Apple Computer, Inc., John Couch (left), and Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. David P. Meaney (right)

Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools Dr. David P. Meaney was named a recipient of the President's Technology Award by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and Apple Computer, Inc., at the annual AASA National Conference on Education on February 20, 2003.

Dr. Meaney was one of 20 superintendents from throughout the United States honored in the President's Technology Awards Program for demonstrating vision and leadership in educational technology.

According to AASA, Dr. Meaney was selected to receive the President's Technology Award because of his vision for the effective use of technology; use of staff development to support the vision; leadership in promoting technology sustainability; technology leadership beyond the district; creation and use of evaluation mechanisms for continuous improvement; and communication and community recognition.

Dr. Meaney has served four consecutive terms as the Chair of the California County Superintendents State Technology Committee; has provided leadership to the development of many state technology initiatives, including the Digital California Project; and has provided leadership and technology support to 90 school districts in the 10-county Sacramento region. The Sacramento County Office of Education has produced more than 100 websites for educational agencies throughout California, as well as the award-winning CD-ROM "People of Sacramento."

"This award targets those school superintendents who successfully communicated the value of technology in increasing academic achievement to members of the local community, as well as the school board and staff," said AASA Executive Director Paul Houston.

"I have perhaps the best technology staff in the state who have successfully transformed my vision into reality so that Sacramento-area schools have access to the best technology available to support instruction for students," said Dr. Meaney.

As a recipient of the President's Technology Award, Dr. Meaney was presented with an Apple Titanium PowerBook G4 notebook computer and will be a special guest at an upcoming Apple-sponsored Technology Leadership Institute.

Recently, Dr. Meaney also received the prestigious Ferd. Kiesel Memorial Distinguished Service Award from the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA). That award is presented annually to recognize an individual's contribution that has had significant impact on public education. The Ferd. Kiesel Memorial Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor given to a school administrator in California by ACSA.