Chief Academic Officers Group

The Center for Digital Education (CDE) launched its year-long K12 Chief Academic Officers (CAO) Group Program in 2016. This program is designed to help curriculum leaders plan for the inclusion of digital media and learning methodologies in their district. Each year CDE will select 30 Chief Academic Officers (or individuals with like positions) that have been recognized as early adopters in all facets of technology adoption within their schools to participate as members of the group. CDE is looking forward to collaborating with Chief Academic Officers across the country in the interest of advancing technology within education.

The group will be meeting virtually and together throughout the year to convene on relevant topics of discussion and to participate in professional development.

The Center will be publishing a paper on behalf of the group that is crafted to share thoughts, ideas and best practices from the perspectives of Chief Academic Officers.

2017 Advisory Council Members

Scott Bailey

Chief Academic Officer, Washoe County School District

Cynthia Brictson

Interim Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, DeKalb County School District

Kahle Charles

Executive Director of Curriculum, St. Vrain Valley Schools

Victoria Greer

Assistant Superintendent, Cambridge Public Schools

Kelly Henderson

Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Metro Nashville Public Schools

Cheryl Hibbeln

Executive Director of Secondary Schools, San Diego Unified School District

Marie Izquierdo

Chief Academic Officer, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Cheryl Logan

Chief Academic Support Officer, The School District of Philadelphia

Jeff McCoy

Executive Director of Academic Innovation and Technology, Greenville County Schools

Christopher McMurray

Assistant Superintendent, Evergreen Public Schools

Angelique Nedved

Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, Lawrence Public Schools

Chris Russo

Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, Portland Public Schools

Jay Steele

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Education

Dr. DeeDee Washington

Chief Instructional Officer, Aiken County Public Schools

Verletta White

Chief Academic Officer, Baltimore County Public Schools