Carl Hooker

Dir of Innovation & Digital Learning
Eanes Innovative School District

Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration since becoming an educator. His unique blend of educational background, technical expertise, and humor make him a successful driving force for this change. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he has helped spearhead the launch the LEAP program (Learning & Engaging through Access and Personalization), which put one-to-one iPads in the hands of all K-12 students in the district. He is also the founder of “iPadpalooza” ( - a cultural event showcasing the use of iPads in education held every June in Austin. He's been honored as Tech & Learning's 2014 Leader of the Year and is a member of the Apple Distinguished Educator class of 2013.

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