U.S. Virgin Island St. Thomas School District Educators Receive NCCE 2017 President’s
Award at the largest Educational event in the Northwest

April 4, 2017 – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho –Eleven United States Virgin Island St. Thomas School District educators were honored at Northwest Council for Computer Education’s 46th annual event in Portland, Oregon. The outstanding educators nominated for the NCCE 2017 President’s Award are listed below:

  • Astrid Hypolite
  • Donnia Attidore-Meyers
  • Eustacia Steinbergen-Mells
  • Kisha Corbett
  • Peter Wholihan
  • Terence Corbett
  • Damiana Gonzalez-Williams
  • Eleanor Francois
  • Judy Edmeade
  • Leroy Groenveveldt
  • Renita Rhymer

USVI Award

The NCCE President’s award is given to individuals who work to promote successful practices of technology use in education. In 2012, NCCE helped to develop a program that was built to foster leadership in teaching and the effective use of technology. “We partnered with a group of energetic teachers that were excited to learn, yet struggled. They struggled with access to technology, they struggled with lack of resources for their students. They struggled with fear and hesitation to try something new,” explained NCCE President 

Richard described the USVI St. Thomas School District educators as role models. “Five years later, this group of educators have become leaders at home and leaders abroad. They have embraced change and modeled growth-mindset in how they teach and learn,” he said. “They use their voices to become leaders in education. They still struggle with resources like all of us - but they meet this challenge (and many others) with determination, making their classrooms THE place to be,” exclaimed Snyder.