Opelika Teacher Wins Award


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Opelika City Schools

During the Alabama Leaders in Educational Technology conference held recently in Orange Beach, Alabama, Opelika City Schools Technology Director Stacy Royster won the ISTE Making It Happen Award.

Each year the Alabama Leaders in Educational Technology (ALET), an affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), selects one candidate as Alabama’s ISTE Making It Happen Award Winner.

Royster was presented this statewide award on Sept. 21, 2021.

“Having a vision for technology’s impact on learning is one thing, but being an actual change agent is quite another,” said Susan Poling, ALET executive director. “For years, Stacy Royster has been just that. She is recognized statewide and beyond for her innovative application of technology to teaching and learning and her dedication to supporting teachers and students in this pursuit.

Her enthusiasm and expertise have reached far beyond the classroom. As the leader of ALET’s chief technology officer certification program and as executive vice president, Stacy has also positively impacted the effectiveness of Alabama’s EdTech leaders, whose role in education is more critical than ever before.”

During the ALET conference, Royster was also presented with a Resolution of Appreciation by the ALET Board of Directors for “her tireless support of her peers regarding the PowerSchool conversion” after which she received a standing ovation.

“The Opelika City Schools are extremely proud of Stacy and her leadership in our system and across the State regarding technology in education and with the implementation of PowerSchool,” said Dr. Mark Neighbors, superintendent of Opelika City Schools.


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