An Irvine Unified School District official recently joined a prestigious group of leaders recognized for spearheading technology innovations in education.
Brianne Ford, the district’s assistant superintendent of information technology, was inducted into the IT Hall of Fame by California IT in Education. She is among two dozen leaders across the state recognized for their contributions by the nonprofit association.
Ford leads IUSD’s team responsible for providing tools to enrich student learning and support teachers. Under her watch, Irvine students design and build their own robots; they peer into virtual human hearts with virtual reality glasses; and they use green screens to film and edit their own films. Technology encourages their curiosity and increases the chances they’ll become lifelong learners, says Ford, a Stanford alumna.
Ford previously served as San Francisco Unified’s chief technology officer before joining IUSD, which enrolls more than 37,000 students.