Norman Public Schools
Kathryn Roots Lewis is the Director of Media Services and Instructional Technology for Norman Public Schools. In this capacity, her areas of responsibility include oversight, planning, management, professional development, and financial responsibility for the district’s textbooks, instructional technology, and libraries. She has served as a classroom teacher and a school librarian at all levels. Kathryn has authored several articles including serving as co-writer of the AASL/Achieve document, Implementing the Common Core State Standards: The Role of The School Librarian Action Brief.
Most recently Kathryn was part of a team of colleagues that was instrumental in Norman Public Schools securing an IMLS National Leadership Grant. Kathryn is a member of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Standards and Guidelines Editorial Board and as a LILEAD Fellow. Kathryn serves as the Region 6 Director for the AASL Board of Directors. She also serves on the Executive Board of Oklahoma Technology Association and is a past president of that organization. Kathryn was recognized with the 2013 University of Oklahoma SLIS Outstanding Alumni Award, the ISTE Making IT Happen Award, Oklahoma’s 2012 Outstanding Technology Leader, and the 2010 Oklahoma Library Association Library Legend designation. Kathryn is a Past Chair of the Supervisors Section of AASL and a past President of OLA.
Kathryn has focused her Lilead work on a vision for education where school librarians are key to student success by teaching students and teachers a guided inquiry model that fosters deep learning, innovation, collaborative learning, exploration and the creation of new knowledge focused on student interest and real world problems – learning that matters.