Palm Springs Educator Nationally Recognized

Over the summer, Palm Springs Unified School District heard some wonderful news, but nothing to be surprised by. One of Cathedral City High School’s teachers, Matt Cauthron, was named the International Society for Technology in Education’s 2012 Teacher of the Year. This honor is given each year to a single teacher across the entire country, recognizing his or her outstanding use of technology in the classroom to enhance students’ educational experiences and skills.
Cauthron is also an Adobe Education Leader and Apple Distinguished Educator, and is continuing to educate people on new technological skills and ways to be creative with technology both inside and outside Palm Springs classrooms. Giving presentations on important topics in digital imaging and educating with technology for other teachers, Cauthron is helping to prepare more students with the technological skills and creative outlets to be successful in future careers.

His fellow educators are inspired by and proud of Cauthron’s efforts to prepare students in exciting new fields like the digital arts, where the constant evolution of technology is creating new jobs. In a nominating letter for this award, Lee Grafton, the Cahuilla branch of California Using Educators wrote that “Matt is not afraid to take risks, and he allows his students to do the same. It is his belief that we have to be willing to fail to learn–particularly in a field like digital arts. Since failures are accepted as part of the creative process, risk-taking is accepted and seen as an important part of learning.”

This commitment to educational excellence is one more reason you’ll love Palm Springs. If you are interested in learning more about the community, or would like a tour of some beautiful homes in the area, please give us a call. We would love to assist you in finding the home of your dreams.