Dedication to STEM learning makes this eSN Hero Awards winner a standout leader


Her belief in edtech and a strong STEM foundation is helping underserved students excel and envision their future

One of three eSN K-12 Hero Awards winners and nominated by Bluum, Kim Leblanc was selected for the innovative STEM learning initiatives she champions in her district and for her students.

Conventional wisdom would say that economically disadvantaged schools across the country would need to think twice before making a major investment in technology. However, not all districts in that predicament have a technology director like Kim Leblanc.

Calcasieu Parish School Board is the fifth-largest school district in Louisiana, resting in the southwest part of the state. In total, the district serves 29,500 students across 60 elementary, middle, and high schools. It is a 100 percent CEP district, which means that every student is eligible for free lunch based on the economic poverty data submitted to the federal government.

However, Calcasieu Parish School Board’s Chief Technology Officer, Kim Leblanc, has developed a system for providing the type of technology in classrooms that one would only expect in affluent schools.

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Laura Ascione

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