PBS Digital Innovator 2017

Desiree Alexander

Desiree  Alexander Louisiana
  • LPB
  • Caddo Parish Public Schools
  • Shreveport, Louisiana

As an Instructional Technology Supervisor for Caddo Parish Public Schools, Desiree is passionate about helping other educators embrace technology and grow professionally. She believes that students cannot be free thinking, problem-solving innovators unless their teachers are too. She helps train educators to be leaders and to incorporate technology in the classroom so it’s transformative for students. The key, she says, is to not only teach the skills, but to teach how to integrate the technology into actual lessons.  “Professional development cannot only focus on in-person lectures,” Desiree points out. “Educators have to be inspired by hands-on, interactive professional development that is engaging, fun and participant led offered in various formats, such as webinars, instructional videos, Twitter chats, and online classes.”

Fun Fact: Desiree is the 2015 Librarian of the Year for the Louisiana Librarian Association.

Follow Desiree on Twitter, @educatoralex, and on Instagram, @educatoralexander.