The Alabama State Board of Education has approved Stacy Royster’s new position as the program coordinator for Statewide Student Information System Implementation at the meeting.
Royster has been the technology director for Opelika City Schools since 2013 and was approached about this new position because she was one of the pilots for the new student information system for the state.
Over the past three years she has been learning about and testing the program while also helping teach other districts how to use it.
“I’ve been passionate about teaching people information, whether I’m teaching students or teaching adults,” Royster said.
The new program manages all information including student data, enrollment, grades, discipline, attendance and more.
Royster said the state decided it needed somebody to be in charge of this new program at the state level.
In Royster’s new position, she will help different districts in Alabama with policies and will help train them how to implement the program.
“I like giving people a clear understanding of how things work so they can make informed decisions that’s going to benefit their district,” Royster said. “I’m very much excited and looking forward to that.”