CoSN Liason: Donna Williamson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Membership Coordinator: Joani Kay, (email@example.com)
CoSN EdCamp Coordinator: Suzan Brandt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Alabama is proud to be a CoSN State Chapter! CALL stands for CoSN ALabama Leaders and is a subgroup of ALET and operates under the ALET Board guidelines. A CALL liaison is appointed by the membership and serves on the ALET executive board.
Our purpose is to empower Alabama K-12 technology leaders.
Our goal is to increase leadership capacity.
As an organization we:
- Identify the essential skills of education technology leaders and provide leadership development.
- Explore global trends, emerging technologies and innovative practices that enable the transformation of education.
- Create and disseminate information, tools and resources for education technology leaders.
- Anticipate changing conditions and evolving member needs.
We look forward to working with key technology leaders, decision makers, and policy makers committed to providing students and staff with the 21st Century Skills necessary to succeed in a global environment.
Become a CoSN Certified Educational Leader (CETL)
For K-12 education technology leaders, earning the CETL® certification will demonstrate to your staff, superintendent, and other stakeholders that you have mastered the knowledge and skills needed to define the vision for and successfully build 21st century learning environments in your school district. To find out more about the CETL exam use this link.
Learn about CoSN Advocacy
CoSN is among the most effective advocates for technology in education. Located in Washington D.C., CoSN is an excellent source of information and resources when it comes to technology policy and funding. To learn more about CoSN advocacy and to join the CoSN Advocacy Network use this link.
A CoSN Institutional Membership is designed for school districts, individual schools, state departments of education, colleges & universities, or non-profit organizations. You will select a primary contact and secondary contacts to represent your organization. The CoSN Alabama Leaders (CALL) group will use your primary and secondary CoSN contacts for our Alabama Chapter email distribution list. See the front of the membership form for information concerning dues.
Questions concerning the Alabama Chapter may be directed to Joani Kay, membership chair.
Enjoy Exclusive Membership Benefits
- Member-only discounts on CoSN products and services, including Webinars, regional CTO Clinics and publications.
- Networking opportunities at our annual conferences and other capacity-building gatherings.
- Vital representation in Washington, before Congress, federal agencies and the administration.
- Complimentary EdTEchNext Reports, the annual Compendium, the CoSN Bulletin e-newsletter and Washington Update.
- Access to essential resources at myCoSN, members-only section of our website
- Visibility, branding and access for corporate members.
Current Alabama CoSN Members:
- Alabama Department of Education
- Alabaster City Schools
- Athens City Schools District
- Atalla City Schools
- Auburn City Schools
- Baldwin County Public Schools
- Birmingham City Schools
- Calhoun County Schools
- CoSN Alabama Leaders
- Cullman County Schools
- Elmore County Schools
- Guntersville City Schools
- Hartselle City Schools
- Hoover City Schools
- Jacksonville City Schools
- Lee County Board of Education
- Leeds City Schools
- Limestone County Schools
- Madison City Schools
- Madison County Schools
- Mountain Brook City Board of Education
- Piedmont City Schools
- Satsuma City Schools
- Scottsborow City Board of Education
- Shelby County Schools
- St. Clair County School District
- Talladega County Board of Education
- Troy City Schools
- Tuscaloosa City Schools
- Vestavia Hills City Schools
- Walker County Board of Education
Alabama’s CoSN/CALL Team
Donna Williamson, CoSN Liaison
In the summer of 1982, Donna Williamson was one of the first six technology coordinators hired in the state of Alabama and has been active in the field since that time. Donna served as the technology coordinator for Midfield City Schools from 1982-1994 and has been the CTO for Mountain Brook Schools since 1994. She is a long-standing member of the Alabama Education Technology Association (AETA), has served on numerous committees at the state level, has worked on multiple committees to write and revise both state and local technology plans and technology skills curriculums, is a member of CoSN, is currently serving on the STI Advisory Board, and is the current Alabama CoSN Liaison.
Joani Kay, Membership and Communication Coordinator
Joani began teaching in Ruston Louisiana in the Business Education and Computer Science departments. She has enjoyed teaching Accounting, Computer Literacy, and Computer Science classes at Ruston High School, Briarwood High School, and Hoover High School. After teaching for several years she became the School Technology Coordinator at Hoover High School. In 2005 Joani became the School Technology Coordinator at Mountain Brook Junior High and began at Mountain Brook High School in July 2009. She enjoys learning about new technology resources, finding the best resources, and sharing the resources with students and teachers.
Suzan Brandt, EdCamp Coordinator
Suzan began her career with Mountain Brook Schools in 2009 as the Technology Coordinator for Mountain Brook Junior High School. Prior to 2009, she was employed with Hoover City Schools in 1994 and was an Instructional Technology Specialist since 2000. She has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Auburn University, a masters in Special Education from The University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she completed course work for her Educational Leadership certificate. She holds an Ed.S. from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the area of Educational Technology. Suzan has taught Language Arts, Math, and Computer Applications. She has presented at several conferences including the Gulf Coast Writing Project, The Samford University Writing Project, The Alabama Council Teachers of English Conference, and the Alabama Educational Technology Conference.