Professional Learning Director Among Top 100 Visionaries in Education

Oct 26 2020

Carroll County School System is pleased to announce that Dr. Marissa Ogando, Director of Middle School Education and Professional Learning, was selected by the Global Forum for Education and Learning (GFEL) as one of the Top 100 Visionaries in Education. GFEL recognizes professionals who are passionate about building a brighter future through “empowering individuals and transforming their lives.” 

Dr. Ogando has led Carroll County School System’s advancements in STEM education and was instrumental in developing the district’s internal STEM certification process. Carroll County School System is currently one of only three districts in Georgia to have a District certification process and the only system in the State with a STEAM certification process.

In addition to advancing STEM education in Carroll County, Dr. Ogando also leads the E3 Innovators, a group of educators who serve as professional mentors to their peers for 21st-century learning practices and offer cutting edge technology tips and resources, as well as emphasize effective ways to improve teaching and learning throughout the district. The E3 Innovators are instrumental in ensuring Carroll County School System remains a leader in providing a premier education to students of all ages.

“Dr. Ogando has assisted our schools in transforming classrooms into environments that foster innovation, creativity, and hands-on learning,” stated Scott Cowart, Superintendent of Carroll County School System. “Now more than ever before, our students are graduating with a future-focused mindset, and they are college and career ready.”

Dr. Ogando was nominated for this prestigious honor by The National Institute for STEM Education, and she will be recognized at the GFEL annual conference in April.