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HCS Technology Integration Coordinator Captures National Award

Kelli Lane standing in front of art board

October 23, 2020

HCS - Hoover City Schools’ (HCS) Instructional Technology Coordinator, Kelli Lane, has been honored with the Making IT Happen Award for her contributions in helping educators leverage instructional technology for the benefit of student learning.

This award, administered through ISTE (the International Society for Technology in Education), ties in with that organization’s state affiliate, ALET (the Alabama Leaders in Educational Technology).

“The program identifies and rewards educational technology leaders around the world for their commitment and innovation,” says ISTE.

Lane’s colleagues, in their submission packet, highlighted Lane’s tireless efforts to improve educational technology processes.

“We cannot express how much Kelli has impacted our team and our state. She continues to inspire, encourage, and motivate all those around her. Her vision, spirit, leadership, and courage have greatly impacted students from around the state…Kelli provides visionary leadership with her ability to articulate a clear and forward-thinking vision,” nominators from the HCS Instructional Technology Coaching Team said.

The ISTE award is one of many that Ms. Lane has earned since joining Hoover City Schools in 2014. Among other accolades, she has also been recognized by Google for Education for her contributions to classroom technology integration.

In order to capture the ISTE award, nominators also wrote an essay in which they discussed how Lane applies technology to educate students and inspire success across state, regional, national, and international educational organizations. 

“She continuously encourages technology integration coaches to develop personal interests and strengths through book studies, professional organizations, and professional development. Kelli not only cultivates the district’s vision but encourages each of her coaches to pursue his or her passions and talents.”