Sunday, April 20, 2014

Don Foshee Memorial Grant

The late Don Foshee, a founding member and first President of TxDLA, helped pave the way for the birth of what began with about a dozen people gathering to talk about distance learning in 1995, to the largest statewide chapter of distance learning professionals in the United States. During Don's life, he was recognized as a pioneer for over twenty years while he designed, built, and managed some of the largest and most successful distance learning, training, and telemedicine networks in the United States. Past positions Don held included the titles of: President and CEO of Innovative Interactions, Inc., Director of Strategic Programs for VTEL Corp., Director of ED-NET, Director of STAR Schools, and Vice President of the TI-IN Network. 

Upon experiencing a life-threatening illness, which eventually took his life, Don also focused on the delivery of distance learning to accommodate those who are homebound due to critical illness and/or physical disabilities along with the learning-impaired population. His love of music and songwriting talents drove him to be thoughtful and innovative in the field of distance learning, for example, he launched a Native American Network for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Don will always be remembered as a talented, fun-loving pioneer in the field of distance learning.

The purpose of the Don Foshee Memorial Grant is to recognize exceptional ideas and talents to be applied in a thoughtful, fun, and creative manner delivered through distance learning. Funds are directed toward the motivation of finding your "backyard treasure" in the spirit of Don Foshee.




Margo Hernandez, Northside ISD 


Laurie Hogle, Region 12 Education Service Center


Benjamin Martin, Western Texas College

Pamela Dooley, Orange Lutheran High School Online


Angela Conrad - Humble ISD


Judy Dallinger - Jack Binion Elementary, Birdville ISD


Roxanne Glaser, Education Service Center Region 12


Tommy Bearden, Education Service Center Region 14


Roxanne Glaser, Education Service Center Region 12


Irma Muniz, Corpus Christi ISD Independent School District


Teela Watson, Cheryl MacDonald, Birdville Independent School District


2009 funding made possible by VBrick, Inc. and Trapeze Networks
2008 funding made possible by VBrick, Inc. and Trapeze Networks
2007 funding made possible by VBrick, Inc.
2006 funding made possible by VBrick, Inc.
2005 funding made possible by Polycom

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