Katherine Heywood

Digital Learning Coordinator

Wake County Public School System

“Teaching in the Internet age means we must teach tomorrow’s skills today.” – Jennifer Fleming

As a Digital Learning Coordinator, I am here to support teachers in their use of instructional technology to not only motivate and engage students but to also prepare them for the world they will enter upon graduation. By working together, I want to help teachers implement digital learning activities in the classroom to foster an environment of creativity and critical thinking.

I am originally from Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Elementary Education. After moving to North Carolina in 2006, I taught 5th grade for 7 years. During that time I got married in 2009 and then took a break to stay home with my twin daughters born in 2014. In 2016, I graduated from Wilkes University with a Masters in Instructional Media. I returned to Wake County in 2016 as an Instructional Technology Facilitator and joined the Digital Learning Coordinator team in 2018. Currently, I am working to obtain my Computer Education Endorsement from East Carolina University. I am so thrilled to join the new Digital Learning Coordinators team and look forward to many new and exciting years ahead!