EUSD director honored at Top Tech Exec Awards


The Top Tech Exec Awards are San Diego’s largest annual award program celebrating the region’s most outstanding information technology executives as nominated by their peers and clients. Nominees and honorees are judged on specified criteria as determined by an independent panel of judges. The 9th Annual Top Tech Exec Awards took place May 19 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. More than 400 nominees competed for 13 awards and more than 1,200 people attended. This year celebrated a record number of attendees and nominees. Cox Business is the title sponsor for the event.

Among the honorees was David Delacalzada in the education category. Delacalzada is the director of information technology for the Encinitas Union School District.

Delacalzada provides the vision and implementation strategies that guide the infrastructure goals and accomplishments for the Encinitas Union School District. His department currently supports more than 10,000 computing devices in classrooms, labs, libraries and administrative offices that include networked printers, projectors, document cameras, tablets and other digital equipment and software.

The information technology department also maintains the system infrastructure needed to support the entire district. Under Delacalzada’s guidance the district has received multiple educational technology recognitions including The Apple Distinguished Program Award, Classroom for the Future Impact Award, Center for Digital Education — Digital Content and Curriculum Award, and District Administration’s District of Distinction acknowledgement that highlights the technological impact on student learning in the classroom.