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Canajoharie principal wins $5,000 grant

Release Date: 05/19/2008

 Champion principal
Dr. Donald Bowden, center, stands between Assemblyman George Amedore, left, and Peter Taubkin, VP of Public Affairs and Government Relations for Time Warner Cable.
Dr. Donald L. Bowden of Canajoharie High School has been named Time Warner Cable’s 2008 National Champion Principal, it was announced today by Time Warner Cable.   The award acknowledges the important leadership role a principal has in creating an environment of 21st Century excellence throughout the school community.  In addition to a $5,000 technology grant, Dr. Bowden will be honored during the company’s 19th Annual National Teacher Awards event on June 3, in Washington, D.C., along with teachers who developed winning classroom projects selected for this year’s Awards.

Dr. Bowden was cited for recognizing the importance of using technology as an educational resource to reach students with different academic abilities and from varied backgrounds.  According to his nomination, Dr. Bowden has almost single-handedly enhanced almost every facet of the school by providing technology resources, training and support through his own ingenuity and resourcefulness.

"A principal’s encouragement and support can make a tremendous difference in how effectively technology is used in today’s classrooms," said Mark Dunford, President of Time Warner Cable’s Albany Division.   "We’re delighted to see one of our local principals receive this national recognition."

"Dr. Bowden's resourcefulness and ingenuity are unmatched in his attempts to place the very latest technology at the fingertips of students and teachers," said Richard Rose, Superintendent of the Canajoharie School District.  "His leadership has resulted in a high school where students have every opportunity to succeed and teachers have the tools to inspire and motivate."

Time Warner Cable’s National Teacher Awards and the Champion Principal Award are pillars of the company’s community service and educational commitment.  What began as an initiative to connect schools in its coverage areas to cable and provide commercial-free educational programming to those schools has grown to keep pace with changes in education and technology.  Teacher training, supplemental materials and curriculum-specific lesson plans are now included, all at no charge as a public service.

Time Warner Cable’s Albany Division provides free cable television service to more than 375 public and private K-12 schools in its service areas and offers a free cable modem and free Road Runner access for educational purposes. Read more about Time Warner Cable’s commitment to education.

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About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable owns and manages cable systems serving 13.4 million subscribers in 33 states.  Passing approximately 26 million homes, Time Warner Cable includes some of the most technologically advanced and best-clustered cable systems in the country, with nearly 85 percent of the Company's customers located in five geographic regions: New York, Texas, Ohio, the Carolinas and southern California.  Leveraging its leadership in innovation and quality customer care, Time Warner Cable delivers advanced products and services such as video on demand, high definition television, digital video recorders, high-speed data and Digital Phone.  Time Warner Cable is a subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX).

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