November 20, 2013

Recognizing Leadership School Districts

Positively one of the more rewarding activities for us at Extreme Networks is recognizing and bringing attention to outstanding schools and educators. Education is more than business to us. We understand how vital education is to the future of our children and our country. An important goal of ours is to drive innovation and encourage continuous quality improvement in our schools. For this reason, we instituted the Extreme Exemplary School Award program to recognize and honor visionary K-12 school districts.

The Exemplary Awards are based on three criteria that emphasize creating a personalized 21st century student learning environment.

  • Stimulate 24×7 Learning: To meet the demands of today’s competitive global economy, schools must create lifetime learners. To promote this concept and qualify for the Enterasys Exemplary School Award, a school must institute a 1:1 or BYOD mobile learning environment.
  • Facilitate Individual Instruction: Learning is not a one-size-fits-all environment. Networks and resources must be individualized to permit secure per-user, per-device policies that allow every student to individually learn and excel.
  • Encourage Curricular Growth: To meet the demands of curricular change, districts must implement an infrastructure that readily adapts to curricular needs. Everyone learns differently, and the network must be prepared to meet the growing requirements of eBooks, streaming video, and blended or flipped learning.

This week we announced the most recent winners of the Exemplary School Awards:

Red Deer Public Schools in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, receives their Extreme Networks Exemplary School Award

  • Jackson Local Schools in Massillon, OH
  • Valdosta City Schools in Valdosta, GA
  • Red Deer Public Schools in Red Deer, AB Canada
  • Chelmsford Public Schools in Chelmsford, MA.

The new Exemplary Award winners join these previous honorees:

  • Washington Unified School District: West Sacramento, Calif.
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District: Palmer, Alaska
  • Port Huron Area School District: Port Huron, Mich.
  • Stephenville Independent School District: Stephenville, Texas
  • Town of Enfield: Enfield, Conn.
  • Kimberly Area School District: Combined Locks, Wis.
  • Moore County Schools: Carthage, N.C.
  • Milton Hershey School: Hershey, Pa.

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Bob NilssonDirector of Vertical Solutions Marketing

Bob Nilsson is the director of vertical solutions marketing at Extreme Networks. In this role, Mr. Nilsson leads the Extreme Networks strategy and programs for vertical markets including Healthcare, Higher Education, K-12 Education, Federal Government, and Hospitality. He has over 30 years of experience in marketing IT systems to Global 1000 companies worldwide. Before joining Extreme Networks Bob was VP Marketing at Clear Methods. Prior to that Bob held senior marketing positions at Digital Equipment and HP. Bob holds an SB degree in EE from MIT and MBA from Columbia Business School.

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