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April 25, 2001

Cravey named executive director of TCEA

PECOS, April 25, 2001 - Ron Cravey, has been named the new Executive Director of the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA), a statewide organization of educators dedicated to furthering the use of technology in classroom instruction.

Cravey is the former Director of Instructional Technology for Abilene ISD. HE assumed his duties as TCEA Executive Director on March 1.

Cravey is originally from Pecos.

Starting out as a science teacher in 1974, Cravey has been with AISD for 27 years. HE served in various positions, including Computer Literacy teacher, Computer Specialist, and Coordinator of Instructional Technology.

As Director of Instructional Technology, he oversaw technology staff development for 2,500 employees; the repair and maintenance of AV equipment, computers, and peripherals; the maintenance of a Wide Area Network; and the purchase, installation, and support of all district technology. He also implemented a Wide Area Network connecting 39 sites, a Union Catalog for all campus libraries, a new teacher computer access program for 150 teachers, and a new Technology Staff Development Model.

Cravey holds a Bachelor of Science degree from McMurray College and a Master of Education degree from Tarleton State University. He is certified as a Superintendent, and holds certification in mid-management, computer literacy, and composite science.

As a charter member of TCEA, Cravey has been involved in the association for all 21 years of its existence. He has been active in the organization through the years, assisting at Area conferences and the TCEA annual statewide convention.

He served as a member of the TCEA Board of Directors for two years, representing Area 14.

He also served as Vice President of TCEA's Technology Education Coordinators Special Interest Group (TEC SIG), and was also the group's President-elect.

Headquartered in Austin, TCEA has a membership of about 7,000. TCEA holds an annual convention and exposition every February at the Austin Convention Center. TCEA's annual convention is one of the largest held in Austin.

This year's convention attracted more than 9,000 participants. It featured 450 educational workshops and sessions and an exhibit hall with more than 250 companies or organizations. Exhibitors ranged from large computer makers such as Dell, Apple, and Compaq to smaller education-related software companies.

Vasquez earns good conduct medal

PECOS, April 25, 2001 - Marine Corps Sgt. Israel N. Vasquez, son of Sally N. and Arturo N. Vasquez of Pecos, recently received the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal.

The medal recognizes the service member's honest and faithful service during a three-year period. To earn it, Vasquez achieved and maintained a satisfactory level of performance and an unblemished conduct record for the entire period.

Vasquez is currently assigned with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 11, Marine Air Group, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego.

He is a 1994 graduate of Pecos High School and joined the Marine Corps in September 1994.

Credit by Exam scheduled

PECOS, April 25, 2001 - Credit by Exam (without prior instruction) will be held at Pecos High School.

Sign up dates are April 23-26 in the counselor's office.

Test dates will be May 14-16, in the counselor's office at 3:30 p.m., (after school).

Credit is granted to students who attain 90 percent or above mastery on the examination for acceleration.

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