Mullins Teacher Jeanne Caudill has been announced as a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert joining the more than 4,800 educators in the MIE Expert program worldwide. Each year, Microsoft selects innovative educators to share ideas, try new approaches and learn from each other as a global community dedicated to improving student outcomes through technology.
“This is my third year as a Microsoft Innovative Educator and my fourth year to participate in Microsoft Educator programs,” Caudill said. “So far, I have participated in US Forums in Redmond, WA, Philadelphia, PA, and Denver, CO.” Caudill was one of five teachers from the United States who presented at the US Forum this summer.
“I’m very excited to announce that the magazine, Innovative Educators, will be featuring an article I wrote in the September issue!” Caudill said. “I am also working with Microsoft to conduct Action Research in my classroom in collaboration with the Appalachian Renaissance Initiative where I recently received a grant to help conduct the research” said Mrs. Caudill.
As an MIE Expert, educators build their capacity for using technology in both the classroom and curriculum to improve student learning, advise Microsoft and educational institutions on how to integrate technology in pedagogically sound ways and be an advocate at conferences, events and trainings for how Microsoft technology can improve learning.
Caudill has been honored many times for her excellent and innovative classroom techniques and the success of her students. At the beginning of this year, she became the first certified employee of the Pike County School System to win Superintendent Reed Adkins’ Above and Beyond Award for her dedication to her students and her school.
She is a 15-year veteran of the Pike County School System whose students have had projects that have gained statewide and national attention in the field of technology. A video created by her students was placed on Kentucky Educational Television as a model for others to follow and another video telling the story of a local World War II veteran was televised on KET and eventually placed in the National Library of Congress.