Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Associate Superintendent Recipient of CoSN’s 2012 Withrow Award

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Associate Superintendent Harold Rowe Recipient of CoSN’s 2012 Withrow Award
The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today announced that Harold Rowe, the Associate Superintendent for Technology and School Services at Houston, TX-based Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (CFISD), is the winner of its 2012 Withrow Award. Rowe was honored for his visionary leadership in leveraging technology to transcend education throughout the district.

As the head of CFISD’s technology efforts for 21 years, Rowe has implemented several instructional and administrative
technology projects. Recently, he implemented a 1:1 “go home” laptop program, which provided laptops to 7,500 high school juniors in 11 Cypress-Fairbanks high schools and gave students an online learning environment in their U.S. history courses.

Rowe also helped integrate interactive white boards and projectors across the district and a distance learning setup on each
campus. In addition, Rowe encouraged CFISD to transition from paper assets to a digital data warehouse, resulting in district-wide cost savings, more efficient data storage and improved access to educational data.

Rowe’s work extends beyond school walls. As co-chair of an Instructional Technology Committee, he helped lead four
successful bond elections, where the community supported $165 million in technology bonds to benefit CFISD students.

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