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I'm disappointed to see the comments on this blog surrounding the final announcement of a winner.
What's the point of having this poll and not declaring a voter favorite for 2010? Guidelines should have been made clear from the start in order to manage subscriber expectations. I'm not impressed.
I concur we took the time to vote according to your rules Jenny should be the winner as stated by your rules. please end poll and state a winner in the time you alloted. Thank you
Hi Betty, thanks for your message.
That doesn't seem to make sense considering the poll is for the most influential person in education for 2010. I hand out prestigious awards to women for each year and the 2010 awards were handed out in December. Every other organization that gives an annual award awards it in that year. Awards like the Webby's and Shorty Awards are currently taking 2011 nominations. Perhaps you should award a 2010 award and then start a 2011 poll to stay relevant. Three months from now, people are going to care about who's making a difference then, not who made the impact in 2010 necessarily.
I sincerely hope you choose to hand out the 2010 award for Most Influential Person in Education.
Hi All -
Thank you for your impassioned participation in this poll! I wanted to clear up a misunderstanding, because some mis-information has gotten out. There is no end date for this poll, and Edutopia is not announcing a winner. This is on-going, just as all our polls are. There was a miscommunication between myself and Ms Buccos such that she was under the impression that this poll was going to close on 1/14. (Another contest on Edutopia closed on that date.)
Apologies for any inconvenience and disappointment.
Julie Young is the president, CEO and motivational leader of Florida Virtual School, the premier online public school in the world. She directs the work of more than 1200 faculty, developers, designers and tech gurus.
She was recognized by Technology & Learning Magazine as one of the Top 30 influencers in Ed Tech, along with Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. In 2003, she was inducted into the USDLA “Hall of Fame.”
Under Julie Young’s leadership, Florida Virtual School has been recognized for its work by the National School Boards Association and the Canadian Association for Distance Education. Florida Virtual School has received two 2010 CODiE Awards: Best Reading/English Instructional Solution & Best Social Studies Instructional Solution.
These are just a few of her triumphs this year that should earn her this award. Above all, though, Julie is very approachable and is always there to listen if you have something to talk about. I'm proud and humbled to be one of her educators.
I know that this poll closed on 1/14, and am wondering who the winner is. From the poll up above, it would seem Jenny Buccos, of ProjectExplorer. Is that true, and I missed the announcement? We'd love to share this information with our readers at Wandering Educators. Thanks!
Hi there. Like Dr. Voigts I was expecting an announcement of the winner already since the poll is closed and would like to announce it but don't want to do so until the winner is officially declared. Please confirm that Jenny Buccos is the 2010 Most Influential Person in Education for her global education series, ProjectExplorer.org.
I vote for Julie Young, president and CEO of Florida Virtual School. We all need a second chance in life. She has given students that second chance by given them the opportunity to work online at their own pace and with instructors who really care about them as individuals. Students are the driving force of the school. Under her direction, teachers are putting students first.
Julie Young is an extraordinary example of what education leadership should be taking our student in this new millennium. It should not be the old ways such as the Congress of Vienna attempted to restructure Europe after Napoleon's defeat. It should provide opportunities with the interest of the student centered in providing the greatest opportunity to succeed in our every changing and competitive world.