Sheryl is the recently retired Chief Technology Officer Calcasieu Parish Public Schools, Lake Charles, Louisiana where she built and led district’s innovative technology department 20+ years. She served as catalyst for technology integration throughout the nation and internationally providing leadership on numerous national, state and district committees focusing on the role of technology and curriculum in changing educational practice. As a 40+ year veteran educator, Dr. Abshire was a school principal, K-5 teacher, library/media specialist, classroom teacher, university professor and one of the first national ISTE Certified Educators and an Ed Tech Specialist, Thought Partner and Consultant. Recipient National Coalition for Technology in Education/Training, NCTET Community Builder Award for exemplary service supporting policies/practices designed to facilitate effective technology integration into teaching/learning across nation’s education system. Past board member/chair of CoSN &
LACUE. Sought after speaker on educational and technology issues. Speaker at every major education and technology conference for years.