Amy Stevens

Amy Stevens, who is in her fourth year of teaching at Tri Elementary School in Straughn, has been named to the Apple Distinguished Educators (ADE) Class of 2023.

In 1995, Apple created the ADE Program to recognize K-12 and higher education pioneers who are using Apple technology to transform teaching and learning in powerful ways. The program has grown into a worldwide community of visionary and innovative leaders in education, helping other educators rethink what’s possible with iPad and Mac.

“Hearing the news that I have been selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator is an incredibly proud moment for me personally and for my professional career,” Stevens said in a news release. “I take great pride in being recognized as a leader in technology education who sparks joy and acts as a catalyst for learning.”

South Henry officials call Stevens’ recognition “an incredible achievement.”

“Being recognized in this elite category of educators, not just locally or nationally, but worldwide, speaks to Mrs. Stevens’ desire to better herself as an educator and the quality opportunities that she is providing our students daily,” said Superintendent Jeremy Duncan. “We are incredibly grateful for Mrs. Stevens and all that she does for our students and staff.”

Susan Alcorn, Tri Elementary School principal, called the honor well-deserved.

“Mrs. Stevens is a true champion for creativity, innovation and integration when it comes to Apple products and applications,” Alcorn said. “She makes possible happen for technology, teaching and learning for our entire school community.”

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A version of this article appeared in the June 7 2023 print edition of the Western Wayne News.