Sunday, March 3, 2013

LASD Teacher Named Apple Distinguished Educator

Ellen Kraska is the LASD Technology Integration Instructional Coach.  Apparently Apple thinks she's doing a fabulous job, because she has been named an Apple Distinguished Educator.

There are about 2,000 teachers who have been named ADE's over the course of the program.  That puts Ellen in some pretty rare company.  There are literally a couple million teachers in the US alone, not to mention the rest of the world.  And it's also worth noting that LASD has a second educator who was selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator.  Samantha Nguyen (Almond School 5th grade teacher) was selected in 2007.

Special thanks to the donors who funded the position - it's great to be able to have folks like Ellen on our team. 

Well done, Ellen!

Link to Apple Distinguished Educator Program Description

Updated 4 March 2013 @ 9:00 am, to correct Ellen's title to Technology Integration Instructional Coach.  LASD also is priveleged to have Kami Thordarson working with us as an Innovative Strategies Coach (also funded throguh private donations), but they are two distinct poisitions.