Dulles, VA  February 20, 2007–ALO @ SCHOOL and NEA Foundation today awarded Jan-Petrina McCarty-Puhl with the 2007 Technology Leadership Award. Beating out hundreds of qualified educators, McCarty-Puhl, a local teacher from Robert McQueen High School in Reno, won based on her abilities to incorporate electronic media into her everyday lessons–utilizing all technologies from power point presentations to streaming video  in order to motivate her students.

As part of the award, McCarty-Puhl will receive a cash prize of $3,500 and a complete new computers system, projector, digital camera and support software to assist her with her classroom programs.

The AOL @ SCHOOL/NEA Foundation Technology Leadership Award is presented each year to a key educator who has demonstrated a unique and original approach to the implementation and use of instructional technology.

AOL @ SCHOOL is a no cost K12 educational portal of resources, references and tools that provides valuable age-appropriate educational content from more than 20 educational partners and nearly 50,000 websites including Hotmath, InfoSource and Iknowthat.com. A service for teachers and students, the site is designed to help schools make online materials a more effective part of the classroom experience. All of the content can be accessed at http://www.aolatschool.com.

About NEA Foundation

Created by the members of the National Education Association in 1969, The NEA Foundation is sustained by their continuing contributions, as well as those of dedicated corporate sponsors and committed friends. The NEA Foundation offers programs and grants that support educators´ efforts to close the achievement gaps, increase classroom innovations, salute excellence in education, and provide professional development. The NEA Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization. For more information, visit www.neafoundation.org.

About AOL

AOL is a global Web services company that operates some of the most popular Web destinations, offers a comprehensive suite of free software and services, runs the country´s largest Internet access business, and provides a full set of advertising solutions. A majority-owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc., AOL LLC is based in Dulles, Virginia. AOL and its subsidiaries also have operations in Europe, Canada and Asia. Learn more at AOL.com

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