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Blossom Montessori School for the Deaf
Winner of $100,000 in technology!

Blossom Montessori School for the Deaf, located in Clearwater, FL, is one of only two schools in the U.S. using Montessori methods to teach deaf and hard-of-hearing children using both spoken English and American Sign Language. Blossom was selected as the grand prize winner of Tech-it-Up for best demonstrating how the school would integrate Sharp technology such as interactive whiteboards, professional display monitors and document systems (multifunctional copiers) to address student needs and create a more engaging learning experience.

“Winning Tech-it-Up is truly a dream come true, as it represents everything we’ve always wanted for our students,” said Lisa Wilson, Director of Development, Blossom Montessori School for the Deaf. “Our students are truly visual learners and Sharp’s technology will open up our students to a whole new way of learning that will change their lives forever. It's hard not to get emotional when you think about how Sharp is making our students’ dreams comes true.”

Congratulations to our ten runner-up winners!

Each of the runner-up winners below will be awarded a 70" Class AQUOS BOARD™ interactive display system.

Belen Jesuit Preparatory School
Miami, FL
Michelle Jordan, Language Arts Instructor

Butler Area Middle School
Butler, PA
Dale Lumley, Superintendent

Hillcrest Jr. High School
Murray, UT
Jennifer Covington, Principal

Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School
Los Angeles, CA
Jackie Mishler, Coordinator of Academic Services

Westwood Elementary School
Woodstock, IL
Wendy Wicker, 1st Grade Dual Language


Brentwood Academy
Brentwood, TN
Wendy Stallings, AP Physics Teacher

Charlotte Lab School
Charlotte, NC
Mary Moss, Head of School

Orange County School of the Arts
Santa Ana, CA
Aaron Orullian, Director, Film & Television Conservatory

Saint Augustine of Canterbury School
Kendall Park, NJ
Tony DeBari, Technology Coordinator

Woodstock North High School
Woodstock, IL
Steven Rick, Assistant Principal