Pittsboro, NC – The Chatham County Board of Education has approved Alexis Smith as chief technology officer for Chatham County Schools. She brings to the district a broad background of relevant experience that includes oversight of information technology on both the municipal and county government levels.
“Ms. Smith comes to us with a wealth of experience and a number of skills that will help propel us into the future. We look forward to welcoming her into the CCS family,” Chatham County Schools Superintendent Dr. Derrick D. Jordan said.
Smith’s most recent experience as director of technology for the Montgomery County Board of Education, in Alabama, included managing the implementation of multi-disciplined projects and cross-functional teams. That entailed establishing relationships outside of the school system with government agencies and business entities that yielded results which advanced the district.
“You have to have partnerships,” Smith said. “You’re partnering so that you can get a mesh network throughout the county.”
Beyond putting the best technology in the hands of students — as important as that is — Smith said her approach is to have them always exploring the relationship between technology and everything they do, from TikTok to telework.
“This pandemic has shown how so much can be done working remotely,” Smith said.
Smith’s first day on the job is scheduled for July 8, 2020.