As a leader in technology integration, she serves as a catalyst to initiate the integration of technology into all curriculum areas throughout her school district, the state, and internationally. Sheryl has a B.S. Early Childhood Education, M.Ed. Elementary Education, Educational Specialist School Administration/Supervision & a Ph.D. University of New Orleans in Educational Leadership & Administration. As an accomplished grant writer she regularly conducts institutes to fund innovative technology programs throughout the nation. A 41 year veteran educator, she has worked as a school principal, K-5 teacher, library/media specialist, classroom teacher, assistant professor at Lamar University, and as an adjunct professor at McNeese State University & Louisiana Tech University. She has been involved in diverse staff development programs throughout the nation involving restructuring schools through the infusion of technology and curriculum enhancements. As a 1991 NEA/NFIE Christa McAuliffe Fellow, 1990 Louisiana Technology Teacher of the Year, 1992 National Teacher Hall of Fame Inductee, 1998 Louisiana Computer Using Educator of the Year, 1999 McNeese State University Distinguished Alumnus, 2002 National Christa McAuliffe Award winner and the 2008 University of New Orleans Outstanding Doctoral Student in Educational Leadership, she is a nationally recognized consultant/speaker. In 2010 she was appointed by the FCC to the USAC board representing the nation’s schools and libraries on ERATE matters. In May of 2009, ISTE awarded Dr. Abshire the first Public Policy Advocate of the Year Award for her work promoting educational technology. Sheryl served on the ISTE Standards and Accreditation Committee and serves on numerous national, state, and district committees focusing on the role of technology and curriculum integration in changing educational practice.