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ECISD's Chief Technology Officer honored with national CTO of the Year award

Miami, FL (April 11, 2024) – CoSN, a premier association of K-12 education technology leaders, honored Dr. Kellie Wilks of Ector County Independent School District, TX (ECISD) with its 2024 Withrow National Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Year Award.


The CoSN Withrow CTO Award recognizes an exceptional district CTO who serves as a true technology champion and whose leadership has been transformative for their school system. The award honors Frank Withrow, a pioneer and champion of K-12 education technology.




It's nice to be recognized,” said Dr. Kellie Wilks, Chief Technology Officer, ECISD. I humbly accept this award on behalf of the whole Technology division. Everyone I have worked with has contributed to my success and to the things I have been able to do.”


Dr. Wilks has a long-standing history of supporting ECISD. She was involved in the Raising Blended Learners Grant and the Math Innovation Zones Grant, as well as initiatives to bridge the digital divide. She is a collaborative leader who has developed partnerships in the community that encourage shared best practices and provide opportunities for all students.


Watch a video highlighting Dr. Wilks’ accomplishments here.


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CoSN kicked off its Annual Conference, CoSN2024: “Leading for Innovation at Warp Speed,” on Monday, April 8. The conference offered three and a half days of unparalleled education, networking opportunities, live technology demonstrations and more. As the premier EdTech leadership conference of the year, CoSN convened school system technology leaders, superintendents and other senior education leaders that were interested in discussing the future of learning in a time of unprecedented change.


About CoSN

CoSN, the world-class professional association for K-12 EdTech leaders, stands at the forefront of education innovation. We are driven by a mission to equip current and aspiring K-12 education technology leaders, their teams, and school districts with the community, knowledge, and professional development they need to cultivate engaging learning environments. Our vision is rooted in a future where every learner reaches their unique potential, guided by our community. CoSN represents over 13 million students and continues to grow as a powerful and influential voice in K-12 education.



Kellie Wilks on stage with award