|Amy Blanton, Coordinator of Instructional Technology for Rutherford County Schools, has been honored with the coveted “Making It Happen” jacket and plaque for her contributions to the successful integration of technology in education in K-12 schools.
While attending the Tennessee Educational Technology Conference (TETC) in Nashville, Blanton was honored by the Tennessee Educational Technology Association (TETA), for her dedication to education and successful integration of technology in the classroom.
The Making It Happen program has made a commitment to work with U.S. state and national organizations and conferences to identify individuals who are truly Making It Happen within their respective state or region and to recognize them publicly.
During the award ceremony, Blanton was described as a forward thinker that has been instrumental in successful integration of technology in her district as well as at the state level.
Joan Gray, Vice-Chair of TETA, described Blanton’s invaluable contributions to educational technology through her leadership as past chair and vice chair of the Tennessee Educational Technology Association and former president of the Middle Tennessee Educational Technology Association being named Member of the Year in 2004. She holds Level Three Technology Coordinator Certification and twice chaired statewide Summer Institutes.
She holds professional memberships in TETA, MTETA, Delta Kappa Gamma, Phi Delta Kappa, TEA, REA, ISTE, ASCD, and TASL.
Finally, it was noted that Blanton continues to focus her efforts on integrating technology into education through her position as Coordinator of Instructional Technology for Rutherford County Schools.
Blanton joins a prestigious group of Making It Happen honorees, including classroom teachers, school principals, district superintendents, legislators, governors, and even former Secretary of Education Richard Riley.