Dr. Ashley McBride has spent her career working with students and other educators as a secondary English teacher, instructional technology facilitator, director of technology, and most recently the Digital Learning Initiative Section Chief for the Department of Public Instruction. In her work she has designed and implemented professional learning that supports educators and their understanding of digital teaching and learning practices. Additionally, she has led district and statewide initiatives that help promote effective integration of technology for students. McBride is a COSN Certified Educational Technology Leader and in 2020 earned her doctorate in educational technology from Central Michigan University. She also serves as an adjunct professor in Central Michigan University’s Masters in Learning, Design, and Technology program and is the author of the ISTE book The Edtech Coaching Primer, Supporting Teachers in the Digital Age Classroom.