Ann Flynn is the Director of Education Innovation at the National School Boards Association. She has supported NSBA’s leadership in education technology to advance teaching and learning, administrative operations, and outreach to parents and local communities since 1992.
Flynn is active in Washington, D.C. coalition groups and continues to work with the corporate community and local educators through NSBA’s Technology Leadership Network (TLN). She was instrumental in the creation of NSBA’s “20 to Watch” and Technology Innovation Showcase recognition programs. In addition, she manages the TLN site visits that showcase exemplary technology practices, designs programming for the TLN-hosted sessions at the NSBA Annual Conference, and leads research projects such as “Creating and Connecting,” which encouraged open dialogue among K-12 policymakers and educators about the use of Web 2.0 tools for learning.
Flynn authored “The Role of a School Board in the Purchasing Process” for The Experts' Guide to the K-12 School Market and is a frequent columnist for the American School Board Journal. She has represented NSBA on international technology delegations and as an invited participant in the 2010 and 2013 World Innovation Summit for Education in Doha, Qatar. In 2014, she was named as one of the Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers in the country by the Center for Digital Education.
Prior to joining NSBA, Flynn was on the faculty of Louisiana State University and worked in the education travel industry. She holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a master’s degree in education from the University of Arkansas, and a doctor of education degree from the University of Virginia.
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