About

Krystal Chatman

Krystal Chatman is an educator with 15 years of experience in integrating technology into teaching and learning. As an Instructional Technology Facilitator in the Jackson Public School District, she supports PK-12 teachers in seamlessly incorporating technology into their instruction. Krystal is deeply committed to high-quality and equitable learning experiences in computer science and STEM education. 

 In addition to her role in the district, Krystal serves as an instructor at Mississippi Coding Academies, offering transferrable coding skills to post-graduates, military veterans, and career changers. She holds multiple leadership roles in the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), including CSTA-MS Chapter President, Conference Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Chair, and is a 2022-2023 Equity Fellow. Krystal also contributes to the national dissemination of equity-focused professional development as a facilitator for the Scaling Inclusive Pedagogy (ScIP) project. Krystal’s high school classroom instruction was centered around empowering students to cultivate real-world problem-solving skills. She not only continues to implement these strategies as an instructor but also shares them with other educators as a professional development provider both on the national and international stage.

 Krystal holds a B.S. in Biology from Millsaps College, an M.S. in Biological Sciences from Mississippi College, and is pursuing an Ed.S in Principalship from Arkansas State University. With her passion, expertise in technology integration, and commitment to equity, Krystal inspires students and educators to embrace the transformative potential of technology in education.



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