Purpose This award recognizes exemplary support personnel who make significant contributions by providing technical support to facilitate the successful use of technology on a campus or at the district level.
Eligibility The candidate for TCEA Technical Support Person of the Year may be non-certified and may include, but is not limited to: lab managers, network administrators, technicians, and campus technology facilitators. Depending upon the structure of the district, the candidates job duties might include installation/repair of workstations, servers, printers; network management; and cabling infrastructure. The candidate could also provide introductory training in the use of new hardware/software and use of network resources. Previous nominees are eligible and encouraged to enter. Active TCEA board members are not eligible to receive this award.
Complete the online form. Nominees will be asked to provide links to or documents supporting evidence for some items.
As part of the online application, each nominee will be asked to provide information including:
Number of years in position
Accomplishments regarding sucessful support and/or management of technology at a campus or district level
Additional information relating to this award
Each nominee must provide the names of three (3) professional references, one of which must be his or her immediate supervisor.
Three finalists will be chosen and must be able to attend the TCEA Convention & Exposition where the TCEA Technical Support Person of the Year will be announced.
The TCEA Technical Support Person of the Year shall receive an engraved plaque and $1,000 from TCEA. Two finalists will receive a plaque and $500. The TCEA Technical Support Person of the Year will be announced during a private awards ceremony and a keynote session at the TCEA Convention & Exposition. The three finalists will be notified by telephone prior to the convention. Recognition of the winners will be posted to the TCEA website at www.tcea.org.
One award winner (other than Teacher of the Year) will be selected for entry in the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Outstanding Leader of the Year. For more information, please visit www.iste.org and click on Member Resources under Membership.
Applications must be submitted online on or before October 31, 2014.
Applicants will be disqualified if all information is not completed and submitted to TCEA by the deadline. A committee of TCEA board members and other educators will rate each application.