The Cobb County Digital and Multimedia Learning Department is made up of members from a variety of backgrounds.
Janell McClure – Director, Digital & Multimedia Learning
Janell served most recently as the Supervisor of Library and Media Education for the Cobb County School District where she oversaw the literacy and media programs that took place through each school in the district. As Director of the the newly-created Digital and Multimedia Learning Department, Janell oversees the Online Learning, Library Media, Instructional Materials, and Digital Transformation Teams. Her love of literacy in both written and digital mediums as well as her over twenty years of experience as an educator guide her as a member of District leadership. Having served as an English teacher and Media Specialist before moving to work at the District level, Janell brings with her a passion to help students and educators work to their fullest potential.
Holly Frilot – Supervisor, Library Media Education
Holly recently joined the Cobb County School District as the Supervisor of Library Media Education. She uses her experience as a language arts teacher, media specialist, and instructional coach to inform her work supporting all the media specialists and their programs throughout the district. An avid proponent of initiatives such as the “Day of Code,” she is passionate about developing 21st century skills in teachers and students. Holly believes that all spaces can be ones that help students cultivate their love of learning. In fact, one of her current focuses is upon the redesigning of educational spaces to encourage the use of flexible learning models, such as the learning commons transition currently taking place in many media centers around the Cobb County School District.
Kelly Brown – Learning Resources Manager | Digital Transformation Team
Kelly is a key component of the Digital Transformation team where she works to support classified employees with all of the technological initiatives that are implemented throughout the Cobb County School District. She has worked in the education field for over twenty years with ten years proudly serving Cobb County. She has a M.S. Ed in Instructional Technology is credentialed as a Microsoft Office Specialist. As a Technology Training Specialist, she greatly enjoys her work providing technology training to Cobb County’s Classified staff and is honored and excited to also be part at the Digital Transformation Team. She brings with her intense dedication as well as a passion to make technology tools more accessible to all Cobb employees, regardless of their level of comfort with digital tools. Her seemingly infinite patience is what makes her such an appropriate fit to support so many important members of our district.
Stacey Buckalew – Supervisor, Digital Transformation Team
Stacey joins Digital and Multimedia Learning from the Marietta City School District, where she worked for over two decades. As the Supervisor of the Digital Transformation Team, she brings a vast array of experience serving her fellow educators in their support of all students in developing their academic and personal growth. With eighteen years as a Media Supervisor, fourteen of which she also served as a Media Specialist, Stacey developed her love of blended learning in all of its facets. During her six-year tenure as a District Instructional Technology Coach, she helped lead the Marietta City School District to pilot a learning management system to support students in learning at their own personalized pace and enhance their engagement in academic content. Her work on this pilot program served as her crowning achievement, the experience and lessons of which, she brings to her work here in the Cobb County School District.
Nadia Williams – Digital Learning Coordinator | Digital Transformation Team
Nadia is a dynamic educator with a passion for all things digital and an insatiable appetite for learning. Having served as a classroom teacher, where she taught English Language Arts and Reading at the middle school level, she brings a fresh perspective on how technological tools can be used to enhance student learning. She has facilitated many professional learning sessions at the local and state level on the use of technology in the classroom. In her previous role as Digital Transformation Coach, Nadia worked with educators in the Cobb County School District to assist them in not only using technology in their classrooms, but in using it creatively to enhance their lessons and heighten student engagement. Now, as Digital Learning Coordinator, she is excited about helping bring about a full Digital Transformation to the Cobb County School District.
Kali Alford – Digital Learning Coordinator | Digital Transformation Team
Kali Alford joins the Digital Transformation Team from Kennesaw State University’ iTeach Group, where he served as a Project Lead supervising Instructional Technology Coaches assigned to Fulton County Schools. He also brings with him the experience of a classroom teacher, having taught grades 6th-12th since 2009. As Digital Learning Coordinator, Kali supports teachers and leaders in Cobb County Schools in their implementation of CTLS Teach. He is passionate about the benefits of blended learning and excited to help you bring those benefits to your school and classroom.