Welcome! A Message from the GRAETC Chair

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! As the incoming GRAETC Chair and Coordinator for Educational Technology and Innovation for Prince George County Public Schools, I wish you all the best as you embark on another year of serving students and families in the Greater Richmond Area. I am excited to have the opportunity to serve as the GRAETC Chair for the 2023-2024 school year and look forward to leading such an amazing group of regional committee members in our mission to positively impact the Greater Richmond Area by providing connected learning opportunities that build capacity around innovative and sound pedagogical uses of instructional technology resources. 

I want to start first by recognizing our 2023 – 2024 Committee Officers –

  • GRAETC Chair-Elect: Laura Cooper, Hanover County Public Schools
  • EdTechRVA Chair: Catherine Richards, Goochland County Public Schools
  • EdTechRVA Chair-Elect: Amanda Kinsler, Henrico County Public Schools
  • Treasurer: Stacey Wright, Chesterfield County Public Schools
  • VSTE Representative: Erin Daniel, Henrico Education Foundation
  • Grants Coordinator: Dr. Stephanie Playton, Longwood University
  • Symposiums Coordinator: Stephanie Kliebenstein, Colonial Heights Public Schools

Welcome to all of our new and continuing Officers! 

GRAETC’s 2023-2024 Goals

Fostering Collaborative, Tech-Enhanced Excellence Across Divisions

During our opening meeting, we took time as a committee to formulate goals for the 2023-2024 school year which serve to direct our work and exemplify our mission. This year, we will share 100% of our professional learning with GRAETC members, division stakeholders, and division teachers via our blog, email, and social media accounts. Throughout the year we will also revamp our blog and reinvigorate our social media platforms. Make sure to follow along with our 2023-2024 school year journey on X, Instagram, and Facebook! 

We will also work this year to deliver Symposium events on high-interest instructional technology topics to Region One division stakeholders. Symposiums provide an in-person opportunity to connect our Region One learning community in a post-pandemic world, where we sometimes struggle to connect, face to face. Keep your eye on our blog and social media platforms for more information on these exciting events! Along with working to deliver successful symposium events, we will also work this year to continue GRAETC’s commitment to funding grants for educators across Virginia. You can find more information on our mini-grants process, in this blog post

Finally, we will continue to work to grow our annual EdTechRVA Conference, which offers an opportunity for educators from across the state to engage in meaningful collaborative, professional learning. Again, keep your eye on our blog and social media platforms for details on this exciting event! 

If you have any ideas on how GRAETC can support you, or your division, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of your division representatives, or myself, directly via email. I am looking forward to leading this impactful organization for the 2023-2024 school year! 

Chrissy Carr, GRAETC Chair 2023-2024

Authorship Information

Chrissy Carr serves as the Coordinator for Educational Technology and Innovation for Prince George County Public Schools. Previously she held positions as an ITRT and classroom teacher. Mrs. Carr is passionate about providing innovative learning experiences for students, and as such, serves as our current Chair of GRAETC.

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