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CCSD Chief Information Officer Jason Koenig honored with volunteer award from CASE

CASE Board Member Josh Allen and CCSD Chief Information Officer Jason KoenigCCSD Chief Information Officer Jason Koenig recently received formal recognition for his volunteer work for schools in the district and across the nation.

The Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE) recently honored Koenig with its Exceptional Volunteer Award, a prize that celebrates those who offer extraordinary contributions to public education throughout the state of Colorado.

Denver Public Schools IT Director and CASE Board Member Josh Allen visited the Cherry Creek Schools Board of Education regular meeting on May 9 at Grandview High School to formally present Koenig with his award.

“This award honors Jason for all of the work he does for CCSD, and for schools throughout the nation,” Allen said. “We are a national organization, and Jason’s work stood out.”

Before taking the post as the head of the district's tech operations in 2009, Koenig spent 14 years in the private sector, handling information technology issues for Fortune 100 companies and governmental entities.

He came to CCSD determined to find work that was more service-oriented, to fill a post that wasn't dedicated to making money for shareholders. His role in the district meets those requirements, and while many of his daily tasks are tied to addressing everyday issues common to any IT department, much of his work is rooted in learning for 54,000-plus students.

"I've had opportunities to step into the class and work directly with students who are working with technology," Koenig said in 2018. "It really helps to get their perspective on those opportunities. It's exciting to see them engage in technology in new and creative ways, because they're so familiar with it."

- Posted 5/10/22 at 1:30 PM