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Microsoft Recognizes 36 CCSD Educators as Instructional Technology Experts

Posted On: Wednesday, September 7, 2022

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Microsoft Education has recognized 36 Cherokee County School District teachers and staff as among the nation’s top instructional technology experts!

They have been named to the 2022-23 class of Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts (MIEE).  The technology company selected only 830 educators, support staff and school and school district leaders nationwide, considered among the best at understanding how technology can improve learning, for this elite recognition.  CCSD leads the way with the most Experts of any Georgia school district.  Experts receive access to new instructional resources and an exclusive online network for sharing best practices. 

In addition to being named an Expert, CCSD Instructional Technology Specialist Merry Hofmeister for the fourth consecutive year also is one of only 33 educators in the U.S. and four in Georgia to be named a Microsoft Innovative Educator Fellow.  This recognition honors demonstrated leadership and excellence by Experts through coaching, mentoring, leading professional development and presenting at conferences.  Fellows, considered by their peers as the best among all Experts at technology integration, are called upon to share their knowledge with other educators.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower congratulated CCSD Chief Information Officer Bobby Blount, who was named to the Expert list, and his team for their dedication to providing all CCSD employees with outstanding technology access, training and support. 

“We’re so proud of our Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts and Fellow – they truly are empowering our students today to create the world of tomorrow,” Dr. Hightower said.  “To earn this recognition, they demonstrated great collaboration, creativity and innovation, and I’m proud of them and thankful for their service to our students.”

The Cherokee County School Board and Dr. Hightower will recognize the honorees at the October School Board meeting.

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CCSD’s 2022-23 MIE Experts:
Danelle Anderson, Mountain Road ES
Karina Bailey, Hickory Flat ES
Kim Bennett, Office of Technology & Information Services
Bobby Blount, Office of Technology & Information Services
Kristen Brooks, Indian Knoll ES
Dr. Shannon Carroll, Office of Technology & Information Services
Kim Cerasoli, Indian Knoll ES
Jana Cervone, Bascomb ES
Lee Coker, Etowah HS
Heather Dalton, Avery ES
Lisa Darrow, Woodstock MS
Frank Graham, Office of Technology & Information Services
Lauren Hagood, Office of Technology & Information Services
Dixie Harper, Office of Technology & Information Services
Samantha Harrington, Carmel ES
Jordan Hofmeister, Tippens EC
Merry Hofmeister, Office of Technology & Information Services
Morgan Hudson, Creekview HS
Ashley Kelsey, Mill Creek MS
Chelsea Leming, Indian Knoll ES
Jennifer Lewis, Indian Knoll ES
Janet Marotte, Hasty ES Fine Arts Academy
Jennifer Mendenhall, Bascomb ES
Rebecca Moore, Indian Knoll ES
Andrea Pagano, Oak Grove ES Fine Arts Academy
Lee Patti, Oak Grove ES Fine Arts Academy
Jeff Pence, Office of Technology & Information Services
Lauren Pittman, Woodstock ES
April Popham, Tippens EC
Afton Roberts, Indian Knoll ES
Heidi Sansone, Carmel ES
Lori Stuart, Office of Technology & Information Services
Tenille Turner, Macedonia ES
Jamie Vogan, Cherokee HS
Samantha Westerlind, Little River ES
Marissa Williams, Hickory Flat ES

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