The ABCD Award is presented each year to an educator in Cleveland County Schools who effectively models the use of technology, encourages unique and innovative technology projects, and practices them within his/her school. The award is sponsored by the Foundation and the Cleveland County Schools’ Technology Services Department.
The following excerpt was taken from a statement from Technology Services Director Tim Wease about how Mrs. McMurry went above and beyond the call of duty:
This year's recipient was Mattie McMurry, a second-grade teacher at Jefferson Elementary. She models an exemplary use of technology within reading centers, parent communications, and educational apps. Mrs. McMurry uses technology to meet individual student needs and various learning styles.
Wease presented Mrs. McMurry with an award and a perpetual plaque to take back to her school. Mrs. McMurry also received an iPad from the Cleveland County Schools’ Technology Services Department.
The ABCD Award was first presented in 2005 to honor Jolene Litton and her service to the students and teachers of Cleveland County Schools. Mrs. Litton was among the first curriculum/technology coordinators in the district, serving at Boiling Springs Elementary.