Boston — March 20, 2107 —The Virtual High School (VHS, Inc.) has even more reasons to celebrate its 20th year in education. Today, the company announced that President & CEO, Carol Ribeiro, was named a finalist in the Leadership category of the 2017 EdTech Digest Awards program.
As the President & CEO of VHS, Ribeiro is passionate about providing students with equal access to quality education, and has dedicated the last 17 years to helping shape The Virtual High School’s online learning program. She joined VHS shortly after its inception and her enthusiasm for combining technology and education to make a difference for students helped VHS successfully transition in 2001 from grant-funding to a self-sustaining nonprofit organization. Twenty years later, the collaborative has expanded from its initial cohort of 30 schools to its current participation of more than 700!
During Ribeiro’s time at VHS, the organization has won numerous awards globally, including the Stockholm Challenge Award for Global Excellence in Information Technology, and is a three-time winner of the United States Distance Learning Association’s (USDLA) award for Excellence in Programming and Excellence in Best Practices.
“The entire VHS team works tirelessly to provide quality online education through our student-centered global classrooms and rigorous professional development in online teaching methodologies for educators”, said Ribeiro. “It’s an incredible honor to be recognized among my peers for my role as President & CEO of this amazing organization.”
The competitive EdTech Digest awards program recognizes outstanding solutions and the best and brightest minds in the education and technology sector. In addition to the leadership category, this year’s program featured dozens of categories, including best new product or services, academic gaming solutions, hardware products, and more.
A distinguished panel of industry influencers and veterans conducted this year’s evaluation proceedings. “There is a great deal of talent and quality out there, and we’re excited to recognize these Cool Tools, leaders and trendsetters in the education technology space,” said Victor Rivero who oversees the program as editor-in-chief of EdTech Digest. “There are now thousands of startups, apps, and companies working in edtech, more than ever before. Shining a spotlight on the best and brightest, we intend to generate even more activity in this sector to continue pushing forward a slow revolution for the benefit of future generations.”
A full list of this year’s award finalists can be found at https://edtechdigest.wordpress.com/2017/03/09/2017-finalists-winners with winners being announced this week.
About The Virtual High School Inc.
The Virtual High School (VHS Inc.) is an online learning pioneer. Since 1996, the nonprofit organization has set the standard for quality online education. VHS provides courses taught in global online classrooms for secondary school students and online professional development for educators. The organization also meets the unique educational needs of schools through custom course development and individualized course offerings. VHS design and delivery standards are the model used by the National Education Association in their recommended standards for online learning. The organization has won numerous awards, including the Stockholm Challenge Award for Global Excellence in Information Technology, and is a three-time winner of the United States Distance Learning Association’s (USDLA) award for Excellence in Programming and Excellence in Best Practices. For more information, visit www.vhslearning.org or call (978) 897-1900.
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