Dr. Sheryl Abshire
Calcasieu Parish Public Schools, Chief Technology Officer
Chief Technology Officer Calcasieu Parish Public Schools-Louisiana. Catalyst to initiate integration of technology nationally and internationally providing leadership on national/state/district committees focusing on the role of technology and curriculum in changing practice. 40+ years worked as a CTO, school principal, K-5 teacher, library/media specialist, classroom teacher, university professor. Nationally recognized consultant/speaker. 2010 FCC appointment to USAC board representing the nation's schools/libraries on Erate matters. 2013 NCTET Community Builder Award for exemplary service in facilitating effective integration of technology into teaching/learning across nation's education system. First ISTE Public Policy Advocate of Year Award for decades of work promoting educational technology. Serves on board and is past chair of CoSN. Chair Louisiana CTO Council, CoSN Policy Committee and Vice President Advocacy and Programs Louisiana ISTE affiliate LACUE. Sheryl is a sought after presenter at state, national, international conferences. K -12 Advisory Boards eSchool News, K12 Congress, Scholastic Administrator, Blackboard, Microsoft, and Dell.

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