CCSD Teacher Honored with International Technology Education Award
A Cherokee County School District teacher has been honored with an international award for excellence in technology education!
Indian Knoll Elementary School technology lab teacher Kristen Brooks this week was recognized by the International Society for Technology in Education as an ISTE 20 to Watch winner. The award was presented at its annual conference, at which she also presented a session.
“Congratulations to Kristen on earning this accolade, the latest in a long list of recognitions for her expertise in instructional technology,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “We’re so proud of Kristen for the important work she does every day to prepare our students for future success, which this elite honor recognized.”
The award recognizes 20 rising leaders in technology education worldwide. Honorees are selected based on their successful use of technology to improve education and their dedication to improving the teaching profession through technology.
Among her accomplishments, Ms. Brooks, a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and Apple Learning Coach, helped her school for two consecutive years earn Microsoft Showcase School status for its successful use of educational technology to benefit students and teachers. Last school year, Indian Knoll ES was one of only 43 U.S. schools were selected, and only two Georgia schools were named to the list.