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CUSD's Michele Dawson Receives Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Award

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Compton Unified’s Michele Dawson, Senior Director, Instructional Tech and Innovation, was recently recognized as a Stellar District Leader in the Verizon Innovative Learning School End of Year Awards.

The award acknowledged Dawson for supporting and collaborating with the Verizon Innovative Learning School principals and VILS coaches and reviewing VILS implementation status with VILS points of contact. Additionally, she has established a position as a "District VILS Coach" that acts as a district-level coordinator of the school VILS coaches.

Through Dawson’s leadership, CUSD has created internal processes and procedures to support VILS implementation, going beyond mere compliance to embrace innovative technology in enhancing instructional practices.

Verizon Innovative Learning Schools work side-by-side with schools and districts to get internet-connected devices into the hands of students and to enhance how teachers use technology in the classroom. By combining our strengths, Digital Promise and Verizon aim to increase digital equity and support students, teachers, and schools in unlocking the potential of technology to transform teaching and learning.