White Oak ISD’s presence was felt in a big way the week of February 6 – February 11, 2011 at the Texas Computer Education Association’s (TCEA) annual convention in Austin, Texas. White Oak was well represented by the fifteen employees who descended on Austin during the week. Employees of White Oak ISD presented ten separate workshops, served on two panels, participated in one focus group, and made connections with countless school districts across the state. Most importantly, three of White Oak’s own were honored during two separate events. Michael Gilbert was honored as one of the top three Superintendents of the state while Michael Gras was named the TCEA Technology Administrator of the Year. Mr. Gilbert received a plaque and check for $500, while Mr. Gras received a plaque and check for $1,000. Both educators have committed their award money to building a fish pond at the nature center. Scott Floyd received the Making IT Happen Pink Jacket award at a luncheon on Wednesday. Making IT Happen is an internationally recognized awards program for educators and leaders in the field of educational technology integration in K–12 schools. The program identifies and rewards educational technology leaders around the world for their commitment and innovation. This is just one more example that demonstrates there is no better place to be an educator or student than White Oak ISD!