MassCUE Administrator Award Criteria

What is an Administrator Award?

MassCUE Administrator Award is presented to a Massachusetts administrator in recognition for visionary leadership in the field of educational technology. The administrator’s efforts have gone “above and beyond” in providing inspiration to other administrators and educators.

Who May Nominate an Administrator?

Any MassCUE Member may nominate a Massachusetts Administrator for this award. MassCUE board members are not eligible for nomination. Previous recipients may not be nominated.

Online Submissions

Please refer to the Awards Committee Resources page for information on submitting a nomination.

Criteria for Nomination

The Administrator will have been a catalyst for advancing the use of technology and has made an impact on administrators and educators outside their local district.

This contribution may include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Demonstrates exceptional vision in leading the development and implementation of a district-wide technology plan.
  • Advocates on local, state, and national levels for policies, programs, and funding to support technology plan.
  • Ensures that technology resources are equitably distributed among students and staff with effective support and training.
  • Models and promotes the effective use of technology in the day-to-day execution of duties.
  • Provides exceptional leadership in supporting the integration of technology into the curriculum.
  • Thinks creatively and strategically about the long-term challenges and opportunities of technology in the school district and in education at large.
  • Insists that adequate professional development is a component of every technology initiative.
  • Exhibits understanding of the role of technology in education and can articulate that understanding to all school district stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates exceptional vision in employing technology to streamline school district business operations.
  • Demonstrates curiosity and open-mindedness in considering emerging technologies and weighing non-traditional solutions to traditional problems.
  • Promotes, models, and establishes policies for safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technology

Administrator Award Rubric

Nomination Statements Required

Each nomination must be submitted with the nominee’s permission.

Nominations are done electronically via a Google form and must include:

  • The name, home address, email, telephone numbers, and the current position/role of both the nominee and the nominator.
  • A Narrative describing the nominee’s accomplishments — write about three different aspects of leadership observed which make the choice of the nominee worthy of the award, specifically addressing the criteria listed above.

Administrator Award Checklist

Nominee information to include:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Email address
  • Current Position
  • School District
  • Narrative of Nominee’s accomplishments
  • Nominee’s permission for consideration of this award
  • Once awarded, a color photograph of the nominee and a summary paragraph for publication will be required.

Nominator(s) information to include:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Email address
  • Current Position
  • School District



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