Akilah Willery

Akilah Willery, executive director of instructional technology integration, recently earned the Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL)™ designation by passing a rigorous certification exam.

The CETL™ certification, awarded by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), signifies that Willery has mastered the knowledge and skills needed to bring 21st-century technology to our K-12 school systems.

To become certified, the candidate must have demonstrated experience in the education technology field and pass a comprehensive two-part examination based on the 10 skill areas in CoSN’s Framework of Essential Skills of the K-12 CTO. Once the CETL™ certification is earned, the ed-tech professional must complete 60 hours of professional development activities every three years to maintain the designation.

“Earning the Certified Education Technology Leader certification demonstrates a commitment to bringing 21st-century learning to our nation’s schools to prepare students for an economy that requires a high level of technological skill. Because of the CETL™ recertification requirements, certified leaders pledge to stay current in this ever-changing field of education technology,” said Keith Krueger, CAE, Chief Executive Officer of CoSN.

The Consortium awards the CETL™ certification for School Networking. Founded in 1992, CoSN is the premier professional association for school system technology leaders. Its mission is to empower educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments. CoSN is committed to providing the leadership, community, and advocacy tools essential for the success of these leaders.

To learn more about the Certified Education Technology Leader certification program, including continuing education requirements, and how having a CETL™-certified technology staff can transform your district’s educational environment, visit www.cosn.org/certification.