Eddie Sawyer, an Instructional Technology Facilitator for Vancouver Public Schools has been named 2015 Classified School Employee of the Year for the ESD 112 region.

Eddie began his career with VPS as a high school summer intern. In his work with the district, he has directly impacted the lives of students by putting devices into their hands as part of the district’s 1:1 initiative. He led a project to introduce students with autism to devices, helping them to communicate and connect with others in a way they had not been able to before. He works with staff to train them on the use of devices and helps troubleshoot issues that arise throughout the process.

“Over the last 22 years, Eddie has been part of the technology leadership that has come to define Vancouver Public Schools,” said Superintendent Steven Webb. “While he began as a student tech stringing data cables and answering help desk calls, he is now a central figure in our digital transformation.”

Sawyer was recognized along with honorees from other regions of the state by Superintendent Randy Dorn May in Olympia and at a Governor’s reception in June.