Kathy Spencer currently serves as a Teaching Professor in the Educational Leadership Department at East Carolina University. She also provides independent consulting and coaching for leaders across the country. Dr. Spencer has served at all levels of the K-12 educational system, beginning as a classroom teacher and completing her service as the Superintendent of a 25,000 student system in North Carolina. Her work in the area of Continuous Improvement Processes, Digital Learning Transformation and Global Education has resulted in national recognitions from groups including the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), AdvancEd (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools), and the Visiting International Faculty (VIF). She led her school system into model school system designations from AdvancEd accreditation teams, as well as through service as an inaugural member of the National Digital Promise foundation developed by the White House, and as a leader in the Global Schools Network developed in conjunction with the Department of State. This level of work included engagement in grant writing and awards from both private (Wireless Reach Foundation) and governmental agencies (USDOE) in excess of 4 million dollars. Spencer has served on national panels and presented to State Legislators regarding issues facing public education. She continues to provide training, guidance, and support to education leaders across the country.