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  • Shreveport LA
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Katie Chirhart

iPad Lab Teacher



Bachelor of Arts - 3.7 GPA

Southwestern University

Major: Child Study and Language Development

Specializations in Reading and Early Childhood

Work History


App/Technology Reviewer and Guest Blogger

Teachers With Apps, Whooo's Reading, Texas Computer Education Association, Smartbrief

Write reviews of educational technology and blog articles serving to help teachers make informed decisions about technology use in classrooms.


Consultant for App Developers

Edoki; MegaPro Calculator; PivotEd; Duck, Duck Moose

Beta-test educational technology in order to identify strengths and weaknesses.


iPad Lab Teacher

Shreve Island Elementary/Caddo Parish School Board

Teach colleagues and students how to productively use technology, augment classroom instruction with technology, teach beginning coding and digital cititzenship to students in grades K-5.


Third Grade Teacher

Caddo Parish School Board

Implemented statewide education standards and guided students through their life journeys in a safe, nurturing environment.


Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

College Station Independent School District

Implemented early childhood standards and taught regular education pre-kindergarten students in a full inclusion environment while working cooperatively with special education personnel and students.


Parent/In-Home Trainer

College Station Independent School District

Met with families in their homes who had a child diagnosed with autism and taught management techniques. 


Extended School Year Teacher/Coordinator

College Station Indenpendent School District

Taught and coordinated the summer extended school year program for students with special needs.

Recent Awards/Grants 


20 to Watch Winner

National School Board Association

20 to Watch honors educators thinking about and using the next technology innovation for education.


Sponsor of State Champion Coding Team

Wonder League Robotics Competition

Fifth grade students completed coding missions.


Campus Technology Specialist Certification

Texas Computer Education Association

Awarded to individuals who complete 34 hours of coursework.


Jeri Hodges Leadership Scholarship

Texas Computer Education Association

A $500 award that is  given to one individual seeking funds for professional development.


Elemetary Teacher of the Year (Region VII)

Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators

Given to one elementary teacher in each region of Louisiana 


Member of Caddo's Technology Leadership Council

Caddo Parish Instructional Technology Center

Members were chosen from through the parish to help make district-wide technology decisions.


One Class At a Time Grant


$1000 grant awarded to teachers demonstrating unique educational opportuities.


National Board Certified Teacher

National Board of Professional Teaching Standards

Renewal Completed

Recent Presentations

Apps that Assess                                                                                                                                        2015

Tots and Technology; TCEA

Apps that Teach Number Concepts                                                                                                       2015

Tots and Technology; TCEA 

Google Does What?!                                                                                                                                   2015

Association of Professional Educators of Louisiana Annual Conference

Apps that Assess                                                                                                                                        2015

Association of Professional Educators of Louisiana Annual Conference

Want to Add an iPad Lab?                                                                                                                         2015

Caddo Instructional Technology Department

Using iPads to Assess                                                                                                                                 2015

Walnut Hill Elementary/Middle

Reflecting Software, Math Apps, Coding, Google Drive,                                                            2015-2016

Chromebook Use, Live Streaming, Video Creation and Editing,

Use of Greenscreen, Using QR codes, Publishing Videos, Book Creator App,

and many others                                                                                                                         

Shreve Island Elementary

topics discussed with colleagues in grade-level meetings, individual conferences, and/or faculty meetings