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Ms. Lowe graduates from CeCTO program at UNC School of Government
- August 23, 2016
- Posted by: Kyle Weekley
- Category: News
Please join the Bethany Community Middle School Board of Directors, Administration, Faculty, and Staff in congratulating Ms. Sara Lowe on her graduation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Certified Education Chief Technology Officers program. The following is the press release provided by UNC School of Government.
Ms. Lowe, Technology Instructor/Media Coordinator for Bethany Community Middle School, has successfully graduated from the 2016 Certified Education Chief Technology Officers (CeCTO) Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Government. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and MCNC partnered with the UNC School of Government to offer this groundbreaking professional development opportunity.
The CeCTO program is the first education specific program for CTOs and CIOs in the nation and is proud to graduate its 5th annual class. The program is designed for K-12 Chief Technology Officers and Chief Information Officers whose responsibilities require a broad understanding of management, leadership, and enterprise topics. The course is approximately 240 hours in length. Course instruction covers enterprise issues, strategic technology planning, communication, project management, emerging trends, risk assessment and management, acquisition management, change management, leadership, security, legal issues and financial trends.
Sara Lowe is one of 11 K-12 Chief Technology Officers who successfully completed the course this year, joining 98 graduates from the previous 4 years. The CeCTO program is one of the many offerings in the nationally acclaimed Certified Government Chief Information Officers’ series, which was pioneered by the UNC School of Government’s Center for Public Technology. The CGCIO program, started in 2005, was the first of its kind in the nation and has successfully graduated more than 1600 public sector IT professionals across the country.