Northwest Council for Computer Education Organization honors Colet Bartow for the President’s Award
(April 12, 2011)– (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho) –Colet Bartow, Library-Information Literacy Curriculum Specialist for the Montana Office of Public Instruction, was awarded the 2011 NCCE President’s Award at the 40th Annual Conference held in Portland, Oregon on March 4. NCCE hosts the largest educational technology conference in the Northwest.
The President’s Award goes to an outstanding individual who has provided leadership to the NCCE organization and its members. Bartow was spotlighted for her tireless work for the past two years developing the Teacher-Librarian Summit with the committee and her passion for information and technology literacy.
“Colet is someone to watch,” praised Vince Ruggiano, 2011 NCCE President. “She is fearless when it comes to doing something no one else has tried. The unknown doesn’t scare Colet Bartow – it inspires her!” remarked Ruggiano. “Our organization is very fortunate that Colet started participating as an advocate for teacher-librarians in the northwest. She was instrumental in getting the Teacher-Librarian Summit off the ground and keeping it relevant and inspiring,” he stated.
Bartow has been with the Montana Office of Public Instruction, which serves over 427 school districts, since 2007 and prior to that was teache- librarian for 13 years teacher-librarian at the Manhattan School-Community Library. She received her bachelor's degree in English from the University of Montana ('93) and MA in Curriculum and Instruction from Montana State University ('09).
“I appreciate Colet’s attention to detail and wealth of knowledge that she brings to our conference,” states Heidi Rogers, NCCE Executive Director. “Her strength in both personal and organizational communication is what makes her such an effective leader.”