Stephenson moves to technology lead

Robin Stephenson


Carrollton, Ky. - April 20, 2021 - Robin Stephenson is moving to the district technology coordinator role for the Carroll County School District. Stephenson has served as the assistant principal of Cartmell Elementary since 2019. She is taking on the position from Cindy Johann, who is retiring after serving as DTC since 2005.


“I am very excited to have someone with Mrs. Stephenson’s experience and leadership skills in the DTC position,” said Superintendent Danny Osborne. “While technology’s importance to education has been increasing over the years, COVID has only accelerated the trend. Now more than ever, we rely on computer hardware and software to deliver instruction as well as to manage the operations of our school district. Mrs. Stephenson will be leading the charge, and I am confident that she will do an incredible job.”


Stephenson has served the district in numerous roles since 2004, when she began her public school teaching career at Cartmell Elementary. She later served as an art teacher at the school before moving to the assistant principal position at Kathryn Winn Primary in 2018 and then to the assistant principal position at Cartmell Elementary in 2019.


“I look forward to serving in this new role,” Stephenson said. “My goal is to promote seamless technology integration that increases student engagement, assists teachers in lesson-planning, and facilitates individualized learning that builds 21st-century skills and digital citizenship — critical components for thriving in education and today's workforce. I excitedly await the opportunity to work with such a knowledgeable and dedicated technology team and will continue to enhance the foundation that Ms. Cindy Johann has helped to construct.”


A graduate of Carroll County High School, Stephenson holds a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from Hanover College (1996), two master’s degrees from Walden University (reading and literacy (2004) and reading and mathematics (2007)). Additionally, she has earned a principal certification (2018) and a supervisor of instruction certification (2019) from University of the Cumberlands. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership from Cumberlands as well.


Stephenson will be supervising the technology department, which includes a network administrator and three computer technicians, who maintain the hardware and software of the district’s more than 4,500 devices. Stephenson will also be coaching teachers and facilitating the connection between student learning and technology.


“Only a few years ago, school computers were in the front office and in a few computer labs,” Osborne said. “Today, virtually every student in our schools has a district-issued device. The proliferation of devices and educational software has changed education in many ways. We are constantly refining and rethinking how we teach our students using these new tools, and Mrs. Stephenson is the right person to help lead us forward in this area.” 


Stephenson’s duties as district technology coordinator begin July 1.

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