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Karen Leonard

Oklahoma State Department of Education

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Oklahoma State Department of Education

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Karen Leonard


Oklahoma State Department of Education

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I am an educator, education technology trainer, and currently hold the role of the Director of Education Technology and Computer Science at the Oklahoma State Department of Education. WORK EXPERIENCE June 2019- Director of Education Technology and Computer Science Present Oklahoma State Department of Education Jan. 2019- Computer Science Teacher May 2019 Edmond Public Schools Edmond, Oklahoma • Grades K-5 2014-2019 Academic Technology Specialist Mount Paran Christian School Kennesaw, Georgia 2001-2014 Teacher Mount Paran Christian School Kennesaw, Georgia • Technology Grades K-6 • Geography Grade 6 • Language Arts Grades 4-8 • Gifted Grades 2-8 1999-2001 Teacher Marietta City Schools Marietta, Georgia • Self-Contained Grade 4 1995-1999 Teacher Buckeye Valley Local Schools Delaware, Ohio • Gifted Grades 4-8 • Self-Contained Grade 5 EDUCATION I will begin working on my Doctorate of Education in Educational Technology this fall at Oklahoma State University. 2012-2014 Specialist Degree in Instructional Technology Kennesaw State University 2000-2002 Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction University of Phoenix 1987-1992 Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education Bowling Green State University CAREER HIGHLIGHTS • Led the creation of and implementation of Oklahoma’s Programs of Excellence Computer Science Rubric • Planned and led professional development across Oklahoma on the topic of computer science standards implementation, K-5 computer science integration, and digital citizenship • Established contacts with computer science and education technology leaders across the nation • Helped lead implementation of K-12 computer science courses at the district level • Provided computer science instruction at the K-5 level • Led three-stage roll out of 1:1 initiative • Selected and led the implementation of schoolwide Learning Management System • Led Technology Strategic Thinking Team for reaccreditation and School Technology Committee