In the course of a twenty year career in Public Education, Sonny Magaña has taught at every grade level from kindergarten through graduate school, served as a building Principal, District Administrator, and State Technology Projects Director. Sonny has co-authored numerous research projects focused on building sustainable models for integrating technology into curricula, instruction and assessment to meet students’ diverse educational needs. Sonny created and served as the Director of Washington’s first CyberSchool, a highly successful Alternative Learning Program that continues to meet the needs of at-risk students in the Mukilteo School District. The Milken Family Foundation honored Sonny by presenting him with the Milken National Educator Award in 1997 for his work in advancing 21st Century teaching and learning in Washington State. He was also awarded the Governor’s Commendation for Distinguished Achievement in Education in 1998. Serving as the Head of Global Research for Promethean, Inc., Sonny works with teams of researchers, school, district, regional, state and national leaders to effectively integrate Promethean’s ActivClassroom solution with powerful instructional and assessment strategies that measurably improve student engagement and academic achievement.
1984 Stockton College of New Jersey, B.A.