Superintendent Dance named 2017 Maryland Outstanding Leader Using Technology

TOWSON, MD — Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance has been named the 2017 Maryland Outstanding Leader Using Technology by the Maryland Society for Educational Technology (MSET).

In their award letter, MSET described Dr. Dance as a leader who “has clearly demonstrated outstanding use of innovative and effective practices of educational technology.”

Dr. Dance is being recognized for his leadership of the school system’s S.T.A.T. (Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow) and Passport programs as well as his national leadership on the effective use of technology in education. S.T.A.T., a comprehensive and fundamental shift in teaching and learning, uses technology, as well as other strategies, to personalize learning, and Passport begins world language instruction at Grade 4 to prepare students to graduate fluent in a second language.

“I will be pleased to accept this award on behalf of Baltimore County Public Schools,” said Dr. Dance. “This honor recognizes the hard work and dedication of our students and teachers, and the commitment of Team BCPS to student-centered learning and to using technology effectively.”

The award will be presented to Dr. Dance at the sixth annual Common Ground conference, to be held in Ocean City on May 4 – 5. As the winner, Dr. Dance will receive a $500 award to be donated to the Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools.

Dr. Dance’s honor also qualifies him to compete at the national level for an award from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

Among several awards he has received, in January, Dr. Dance received one of five Community Builder Awards presented by the National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training at its presidential inaugural ball. In October 2016, Dr. Dance was named one of the nation’s Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers by The Center for Digital Education.