Jeff Green, Jennings County television production teacher, has received the Indiana Computer Educators Teacher of the Year award, which is given to the teachers who have innovatively included technology and electronics into the classroom.
The technology specialist has been employed in the Jennings County School system since 1999. He also works as an adjunct instructor at Ivy Tech Community College.
Green is in the technology department and attends to the electronic needs of the district, even when school is not in session. He is also the creator and manager of the school television channel, which is available on two different cable networks, is broadcast in three different counties and streams worldwide on the Internet.
Jennings County High School Principal Tim Taylor said, “Mr. Green’s students have been winning awards on both the state and national level for the past decade. It is great to see that he is being recognized for fostering their learning and success.”
His students have won 30 national video awards and 11 state video championships. Green is also the reason why it is possible for Mason Smith and me to write these articles.
School Superintendent Terry Sargent said Green “is very deserving, and we are all so very proud of him. All teachers in Jennings County Schools are working very hard to implement technology into the curriculum, and having a member of our staff recognized is quite an honor for all of us.”
In 2010, Green also won the International Society for Technology in Education’s “Making IT happen” award, which is for innovative uses of technology in the classroom.
Green has a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from Purdue University, a master’s degree in information science from Indiana University, and a certification in Arabic language and history from Mohammed Al-Saud University in Saudi Arabia. He has three children: Merrick, Zach and LeeAndra.
Mitchell Sigmund is a Jennings County High School senior.