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Dr. Sarah Thomas of PGCPS Receives Outstanding Leader Award

05/24/2023 10:28 PM | MSET Webmaster (Administrator)

Dr. Sarah ThomasThe Maryland Society for Educational Technology (MSET) is proud to announce that Dr. Sarah Jane Thomas, an esteemed educator from Prince George's County Public Schools, has been selected as the recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Leader Award for 2023. Dr. Thomas' remarkable contributions to educational technology and her unwavering commitment to enhancing learning experiences have earned her this esteemed recognition.

The MSET Outstanding Leader Award is bestowed upon an individual who demonstrates exemplary leadership in the field of educational technology and has made significant advancements in the integration of technology within the classroom. Dr. Thomas has exemplified these qualities throughout her career, establishing herself as a visionary leader, an advocate for educational technology, and a catalyst for change.

With over two decades of experience in education, Dr. Thomas has consistently pushed the boundaries of innovation to transform teaching and learning practices. As the Regional Coordinator of Educational Technology for Prince George's County Public Schools, she has spearheaded numerous initiatives to ensure students have access to cutting-edge technologies and digital resources. Under her guidance, the district has successfully implemented a wide range of tech-based programs that have positively impacted student engagement, creativity, and critical thinking skills.

Dr. Thomas' leadership has been instrumental in fostering collaboration among educators, administrators, and technology experts, creating a culture of innovation and digital fluency. She has provided extensive professional development opportunities, empowering teachers to integrate technology effectively into their lesson plans and adapt to the rapidly evolving digital landscape. Her dedication to equipping both students and teachers with the tools they need to succeed in the 21st century has significantly enriched the educational experience within Prince George's County Public Schools.

Furthermore, Dr. Thomas has actively participated in state and national educational technology conferences, sharing her expertise and insights with a wider audience. Her passion for educational technology is contagious, inspiring others to embrace innovation and explore new possibilities in the realm of teaching and learning.

"Sarah is an exceptional leader in the field of educational technology, and we are thrilled to recognize her remarkable achievements with the MSET Outstanding Leader Award for 2023," said Brandie Shatto, President-Elect of the Maryland Society for Educational Technology. "Her unwavering commitment to leveraging technology to enhance student outcomes and her dedication to empowering educators have made a lasting impact on the entire educational community."

Dr. Thomas' remarkable accomplishments was formally acknowledged during a surprise visit to the Bonnie F. John's Educational Media Center on May 24th. The event brought together educational leaders across PGCPS as well as some past educational technology personnel to celebrate.

About MSET: The Maryland Society for Educational Technology (MSET) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the effective use of technology in education across Maryland. MSET offers professional development opportunities, resources, and networking opportunities to educators, administrators, and technology professionals, fostering collaboration and innovation in the field of educational technology.

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