Susan Bearden

Director of Digital Programs
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Susan M. Bearden, CETL is the Director of Digital Programs for InnovateEDU. She oversees Project Unicorn, a nationwide coalition of organizations working to support and promote the use of interoperability in K12 education. She previously served as the Chief Innovation Officer for the Consortium for School Networking and a Senior Education Pioneers Fellow at the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology, where she led the 2017 update of the federal government’s K-12 school infrastructure guide, Building Technology Infrastructure for Learning. A former K12 Technology Director, she is the author of "Digital Citizenship: A Community-Based Approach" and has received many awards including the 2019 ATLIS Pillar Award.


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