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CCSD School Named Microsoft Showcase School for Third Year

CCSD School Named Microsoft Showcase School for Third Year

A Cherokee County School District school has earned a global honor for the third consecutive year recognizing its dedication to effectively using technology for teaching and learning.

Indian Knoll Elementary School has been selected by Microsoft as a 2023-24 Microsoft Showcase School in honor of its successful use of educational technology to benefit students and teachers.  Only 30 U.S. schools were selected as Showcase Schools, and Indian Knoll ES is the only Georgia school named to the list.

“It’s an incredible honor for a school to be named to this list, and it’s a rare accomplishment for a school to earn this recognition for three years in a row,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said.  “Congratulations to Indian Knoll and thank you to the teachers and staff who have dedicated themselves to improving student learning through instructional technology.  We’re so proud of you for earning this honor and can’t wait to see you earn it a fourth time!”

As a Showcase School, Indian Knoll ES receives additional Microsoft resources and support and the opportunity to share innovative best practices with schools worldwide.  

Indian Knoll is led by Principal Kim Cerasoli, with technology lab teacher Kristen Brooks and media specialist Jennifer Lewis heading up the school’s educational technology programs.  Principal Cerasoli said her school’s international recognition is the result of their work in collaboration with instructional lead strategist Lauren Abrams, teachers Alyson Counts, Chelsea Leming, Rebecca Moore and Afton Roberts and CCSD Instructional Technology Specialist Merry Hofmeister.

The Cherokee County School Board and Dr. Hightower will recognize the Indian Knoll ES digital learning leadership team at the October School Board meeting.
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