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Jon Corippo Hired as CUE’s Director of Academic Innovation



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Jon Corippo Hired as CUE’s Director of Academic Innovation

Walnut Creek, Calif. --Tuesday, March 24, 2015 -- CUE announced at its Annual Conference last week that Jon Corippo will begin as CUE’s first-ever Director of Academic Innovation on April 1. Corippo will be responsible for CUE’s school and district support projects, development and grant partnerships, and the Rock Star Teacher Camps.

Jon Corippo

Mike Lawrence, CUE’s CEO remarked, "I am thrilled to have Jon join the CUE team. He is a dynamo of educational innovation, and he will help CUE inspire innovative learners across the globe."  

Jon Corippo is currently best known for being the creator and Chief Instigator of the CUE Rock Star Teacher Camps, developed as a grassroots, teacher-led educational change platform that has grown from one camp, to more than 10 this year. Jon is also an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teacher. Jon helped co-create the 1:1, all Macbook, Google Apps and Project-Based Minarets HS, literally building it from scratch in 2008. Jon was part of the Lead Learner team at the Google Teacher Academy in Mountain View in July 2014 and has led professional development courses all over the US and in Europe. Jon was honored as a county teacher of the year in 2010. In 2012, Jon and five other intrepid educators created the CUE MACUL RoadTrip, traveling all the way to Detroit in an RV with a team of six that did 36 presentations in two and a half days. In 2014, Jon was honored as a CUE Gold Disk Recipient. Last week, Jon was a Spotlight Speaker at the CUE 2015 Annual Conference and will deliver the keynote address at Lead 3.0 (lead3.org).

Jon has worked for two County Offices of Education, and, most recently serving as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction and Director of IT. With Jon's leadership, his county went Google Apps, now has take-home iPads for all 7th and 8th graders, and has 1:2 Chromebooks in the local HS. Jon’s efforts earned an invite to the Future Ready Summit at the White House in Fall 2014.

As Jon likes to say, “I’m just a footsoldier in the war against ignorance. Working together, we can make a bright future for all children.”

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