SSDA Today - Fall/Winter 2017 - 7

FEATURE

Honors

Classroom of the Future
Small School District Superintendent for

Innovation in Education

B

onsall Unified School
District's Superintendent
of Schools, Dr.  Justin
Cunningham, was honored by the Classroom
of the Future Foundation
classroomofthefuture.org with its
Innovative Superintendent award at a
gala event at SeaWorld San Diego on
May 24, 2017.
Chosen by a jury of local business and
education leaders for his work in providing
students the skills they will need for their
futures, Cunningham was also awarded
$1,000 check, which he donated to Bonsall
High School.
"To be honored for preparing students
with skills they need for a successful
future is great!" Cunningham explained.
"However, that is at least what I should
be doing. What humbles and excites me
more is that I've been honored by such
innovative leaders that I have so much
admiration and respect for-these are
truly the people that are creating continuous improvement for our schools
and economy."
Cunningham added: "I can't thank
SSDA enough for the support they have
provided for our small district. One of
our teachers, Allison Slattery, also was
honored with the 2017 Innovative Teacher
Award. Out of all the teachers in San Diego
County, this is amazing! Her students' use
of Minecraft for their California Mission
project was truly awesome."
Innovative use of technology to
increase the rate of student learning
also brought Bonsall the Classroom of
the Future's 2010 "Achieve Award" and

a California School Board Association
"Golden Bell" in 2012.
In 2013, SSDA honored Cunningham
with the Charlie Binderup Superintendent
of the Year Award. According to
Cunningham, the SSDA award is his most
valued because he was selected by his
peers from small districts.
"Small school district superintendents
are like the Jedi knights of educators,"

Cunningham said. "It's amazing what
they accomplish despite such limited
resources. Being a superintendent today
is like being an educational engineer,
designing and operating systems for
desired results. Each school district is one
big maker space. And now with political
polarity and social media thrown in, we
(also) have to be rodeo clowns, making
sure nobody gets hurt."
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of SSDA Today - Fall/Winter 2017

Executive Director’s Column
Classroom of the Future Honors Small School District Superintendent for Innovation in Education
Pipeline 2 Success!
Mandatory Orientation— What Does This Mean for Districts?
Growing the Future in Winters
Key Child Nutrition Legislation on Governor’s Desk
The Future of Energy Efficiency in Schools
School Facilities Update – New “Public Works” Contractor Reporting Requirements
Advertiser’s Index
SSDA Today - Fall/Winter 2017 - intro
SSDA Today - Fall/Winter 2017 - belly1
SSDA Today - Fall/Winter 2017 - belly2
SSDA Today - Fall/Winter 2017 - cover1
SSDA Today - Fall/Winter 2017 - cover2
SSDA Today - Fall/Winter 2017 - 3
SSDA Today - Fall/Winter 2017 - 4
SSDA Today - Fall/Winter 2017 - 5
SSDA Today - Fall/Winter 2017 - Executive Director’s Column
SSDA Today - Fall/Winter 2017 - Classroom of the Future Honors Small School District Superintendent for Innovation in Education
SSDA Today - Fall/Winter 2017 - Pipeline 2 Success!
SSDA Today - Fall/Winter 2017 - Mandatory Orientation— What Does This Mean for Districts?
SSDA Today - Fall/Winter 2017 - 10
SSDA Today - Fall/Winter 2017 - 11
SSDA Today - Fall/Winter 2017 - Growing the Future in Winters
SSDA Today - Fall/Winter 2017 - 13
SSDA Today - Fall/Winter 2017 - 14
SSDA Today - Fall/Winter 2017 - 15
SSDA Today - Fall/Winter 2017 - Key Child Nutrition Legislation on Governor’s Desk
SSDA Today - Fall/Winter 2017 - 17
SSDA Today - Fall/Winter 2017 - The Future of Energy Efficiency in Schools
SSDA Today - Fall/Winter 2017 - 19
SSDA Today - Fall/Winter 2017 - School Facilities Update – New “Public Works” Contractor Reporting Requirements
SSDA Today - Fall/Winter 2017 - 21
SSDA Today - Fall/Winter 2017 - Advertiser’s Index
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