I hope you have had a wonderful school year so far! I am thrilled to be serving as GRAETC Chair for the 2022-2023 year. This year, we have an outstanding group of regional committee members who are exemplifying GRAETC’s mission: To positively impact the Greater Richmond Area educational community by providing connected learning opportunities to build capacity around innovative and sound pedagogical use of instructional technology resources.
Our officers for this year are highlighted below:
EdTechRVA Chair – Laura Cooper – Hanover County Public Schools
GRAETC Chair-Elect – Chrissy Carr – Prince George County Public Schools
Treasurer – Andrea Burton – Goochland County Public Schools
VSTE Representative – Erin Daniel – Henrico County Public Schools
Grants Coordinator – Dr. Stephanie Playton – Longwood University
Symposium Coordinator – Heather Causey – Hanover County Public Schools
Your Learning is Our Goal!
During our two meetings so far this year, we have discussed at length ways to share learning and empower educators in our 17 representative divisions and organizations. As a VSTE affiliate, we take our role in building capacity and creating opportunities seriously! EdTechRVA, our fabulous flagship conference, is just one way that we support our region. Our blog, website, and social media also contains timely takeaways from our monthly meeting professional development. We are thrilled to be planning symposiums that will focus on niche topics for specific stakeholder groups, such as administrators or ITRTs. Finally, our Grants committee will be unveiling an opportunity to fund your inspiring application of instructional technology. Stay tuned!
If you have any thoughts on how GRAETC can better support you, please do not hesitate to speak to one of your division representatives or contact me directly via email. We’re all in this exciting and impactful work together!
Kelsey Pacer, GRAETC Chair 2022-2023
Kelsey Pacer serves as the Virtual Professional Learning Support Specialist in the Office of Professional Learning for Chesterfield County Public Schools. Prior to her current role, she served as a Technology Integrator/Instructional Designer and elementary classroom teacher.