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Experienced IT leader joins the Durham Public Schools team

An educational technology expert is set to join Durham Public Schools to lead our Information Technology department as its executive director.

Dr. Candace Salmon-Hosey Dr. Candace Salmon-Hosey has more than 15 years of experience encompassing multiple roles within the field of educational technology. Throughout her career, she has consistently worked to promote the educational process to ensure that technology is integrated in every aspect of the instructional environment.

She comes to DPS from the Rowan-Salisbury School System where, as chief technology officer, she led the implementation of her district’s one-to-one digital initiative, infrastructure, and technology support services. Prior to that she served as executive director of technology services and career-technical education in Alamance-Burlington Schools. She began her career in education as a business and marketing teacher at Orange High School in Hillsborough, NC.

“Dr. Salmon-Hosey has an impeccable background in the use of technology both to support student learning and also to find innovative, efficient ways to share information and data across our district,” said DPS Chief of Staff Tanya Giovanni. “We’re excited to have her on our team.”

Salmon-Hosey earned her Ed.D. and Ed.S. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations. She was recognized for her innovative leadership by the Charlotte CIO Leadership Association as winner of its 2018 CIO of the Year ORBIE award in the Education Leadership category.