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Director of Instructional Technology, Cobb County School District
Cristin graduated from the University of Georgia’s College of Education with a BS in Middle School Education and soon pursued her Masters Degree in Junior High/ Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching from the Kennesaw State University. In 2008, Cristin acquired her Masters in Educational Leadership and Administration, from the University of West Georgia. Today, Cristin Kennedy is the Director of the Instructional Technology department for the Cobb County School District (CCSD) located in Marietta, Georgia. The Cobb County School District (CCSD) is the county government agency which operates public schools in Cobb County, Georgia, United States. The school district includes all of Cobb County except for the Marietta City Schools. It is the second-largest school system in Georgia (behind only Gwinnett County Public Schools) and among the largest in the United States.
In her role, she facilitates cross-divisional work to support District priorities, leveraging technology for teaching and learning in digital age classrooms, and preparing students to be future-ready. Before being named Director, Cristin held teaching and leadership roles in the Cobb County School District over the last twenty-eight years. Her experience ranged from teaching grades K-10, regular and gifted education and taking on leadership roles as an instructional technology specialist and a learning support specialist in a variety of schools in the district. As director, Cristin leads an exceptional team of Technology Training/Integration Specialists (TTIS) who serve 114+ schools, K-12. The CCSD Instructional Technology (#CobbInTech) team facilitates the integration of technology into each school’s instructional program and provides a variety of professional learning opportunities to support teachers and leaders. The team’s goal is to transform classrooms into ‘digital age classrooms’ and to prepare digital age learners for success in a global, every-changing society.