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Microsoft Recognizes 42 CCSD Teachers as Instructional Technology Experts

Posted On: Wednesday, August 26, 2020

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Microsoft Education has recognized 42 Cherokee County School District teachers and staff as instructional technology experts!

They have been named to the 2020-2021 class of Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Experts.  The technology company selects educators, support staff and school leaders who show exceptional understanding of how technology can improve learning for this recognition, which includes access to new tools and an exclusive online network for sharing best practices.

“Thousands of educators from across the U.S. applied this year and these educators and schools leaders from CCSD were selected because they are self-driven, passionate about their work, have a true collaborative spirit, and strive to inspire students with creative thinking and implement technology thoughtfully in the classroom,” said Robyn Hrivnatz, Microsoft Education Industry Executive.  “These educators are empowering the students of today to create the world of tomorrow.”

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower praised CCSD Chief Information Officer Bobby Blount, who was named to the list, and his team for diligently working to provide all CCSD employees with not only access to the latest instructional technology, but also outstanding training and support to successfully use this investment.

“Success like this doesn’t happen on its own.  It happens because of the leadership of CIO Bobby Blount and his team, and the dedication of our teachers and support staff to understand new technology to improve teaching and learning,” Dr. Hightower said.  “Our students, whether they are learning at school or online at home, all benefit from instructional technology and experts who know how to leverage these powerful tools.  Congratulations, and thank you for all you do!”

CCSD’s 2020-21 MIE Experts:

Danelle Anderson, Mountain Road ES

Karina Bailey, Hickory Flat ES

Dawn Barrett, Bascomb ES

Kim Bennett, Creekland MS

Bobby Blount, CCSD Office of Technology & Information Services

Kristen Brooks, CCSD Office of Technology & Information Services

April Bryant, Oak Grove ES Fine Arts Academy

Dr. Shannon Carroll, CCSD Office of Technology & Information Services

Jana Cervone, Holly Springs ES STEM Academy

Heather Cochrain, Mountain Road ES

Lee Coker, Etowah HS

Wendy Cope, Woodstock MS

Kristin Covington, Mountain Road ES

Dr. Nicole Dahlberg, Hasty ES Fine Arts Academy

Melissa Fisher, Little River ES

Frank Graham, CCSD Office of Technology & Information Services

Morgan Green, Creekview HS

Lauren Hagood, Carmel ES

Dixie Harper, CCSD Office of Technology & Information Services

Samantha Harrington, Carmel ES

Merry Hofmeister, CCSD Office of Technology & Information Services

Jenny Kramer, Little River ES

Jennifer Lewis, Indian Knoll ES

Brenna Lloyd, Boston ES

Lisa Lougheed, Holly Springs ES STEM Academy

Janet Marotte, Knox ES STEM Academy

Laurie Maselli, Johnston Preschool Center

Jennifer Mendenhall, Clark Creek ES STEM Academy

Lee Patti, CCSD Office of Technology & Information Services

Jeff Pence, CCSD Office of Technology & Information Services

Lauren Pittman, Holly Springs ES STEM Academy

Afton Roberts, Knox ES STEM Academy

Meredith Rocker, Johnston ES

Guill Strougo, Etowah HS

Lori Stuart, CCSD Office of Technology & Information Services

Anastasia Teasley, Cherokee HS

Tenille Turner, Macedonia ES

Samantha Westerlind, Little River ES

Marissa Williams, Indian Knoll ES

Brianna Wiseman, Ball Ground ES STEM Academy

Rebecca Wos, Indian Knoll ES

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