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Mount Si Teacher Awarded for Computer Education Leadership


Joe Dockery, Digital Arts teacher at Mount Si High School, was recently honored with the 2016 Eric Jensen Award from the Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE) at their 45th annual ed-technology conference. The Eric Jensen Award is given to an NCCE member who has provided extraordinary leadership to technology education, the NCCE organization and its 4000+ members.

While attending the largest educational technology conference in Seattle on February 24-26, Dockery was honored for always being passionate about sharing the latest in new technology education and his willingness to be involved all year long as an expert and trainer across the United States.

NCCE CEO/Executive Director, Heidi Rogers, described Dockery’s strength as a leader who encourages students, teachers and staff to think outside of the box and be successful in the classroom. “I just don’t know if Joe realizes what a positive impact he has when he presents at our events,” stated Rogers. “He is definitely extraordinary and I feel very fortunate that he continues to be an active member for NCCE.”

An educator from Oregon sent in this feedback after attending one of Joe’s sessions: “One of my favorite presenters is Joe Dockery. His sessions are always on my list as ‘must attend’ as his workshops are relevant, interactive, and very educational. He has supplied me with multiple new curriculum ideas as well as a variety of sources to access to make my classes better. I always leave his sessions, inspired, refreshed and ready to teach my students all of the new ideas and information he has provided.” She added, “He is awesome—I want to grow-up to be like him.”

The Northwest Council for Computer Education is an educational technology professional development organization with a membership base in Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. NCCE effectively brings together a partnership of communities — educators, corporate partners and associations — all dedicated to providing relevant professional learning opportunities to educational professionals.