Bronxville Union Free School District

Bronxville School Recognized with 2016 Pioneer Award for Technology

The Bronxville School has won the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center 2016 Pioneer Award for Technology and will be presented with the award during a ceremony on May 13.

“This award is a celebration of the work that's been taking place in the district, as well as honoring the innovation that we want to foster in students and staff,” Director of Technology Jennifer Forsberg said. “I'm very excited and it's motivating to want to continue building on existing successes and honing in on innovative ideas from our students, teachers, administration and community.”

Three LHRIC Pioneer Awards are presented every year to a school district, teacher, and director of technology from the Westchester, Rockland and Putnam county region in recognition for their innovative uses of technology that change teaching and learning. Award winners are chosen through a nomination and committee selection process.

According to LHRIC, the Bronxville School is recognized for demonstrating regional leadership through its innovative uses of technology. Committee members said the district presents a model for others to follow and is on the leading edge of instructional technology trends.

Forsberg, who submitted an application on behalf of the district, said there are a number of innovative initiatives and programs at the district that encourage global citizenship, leadership, critical thinking and innovation in its students through the use of technology.  

“The award validates the great strides we have made under Jennifer Forsberg's leadership and with the active involvement of our students and teachers,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. David Quattrone said. “In a short period of time, we have moved to a systemwide perspective on how technology can enrich learning and teaching for all students, K-12. On a daily basis we can see examples of how technology facilitates collaboration, creativity and other elements of the Bronxville Promise."

The 22nd annual Pioneer Award ceremony will be held at the Edith Macy Conference Center in Briarcliff on Friday, May 13.