Abbey Futrell is the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for Edgecombe County Public Schools in Tarboro, North Carolina.  Prior to joining the Edgecombe family, she served as a Digital Innovation Coach with the Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative at North Carolina State University’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.  Her work with the Friday Institute encompassed a commitment to coaching teachers, redefining professional development experiences, and serving as one of the lead facilitators for the North Carolina Digital Leaders Coaching Network.  She frequently presents and keynotes at national education conferences and has moderated Future Ready Summits sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.


Abbey’s collective 16+ years in education include service at the local, district, regional and state level, as well as experience as a public school middle grades Language Arts teacher, public school secondary English Literature teacher, district Instructional Technology Facilitator, 6-12 Instructional Coach and Professional Development Consultant with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Abbey present several sessions at GaETC.

Use What They Know to Help Them Grow

Explore ways technology can support assessments and provide alternative authentic assessment options for students.

Digital Immersion Experiences

This series of presentations allows the audience to experience digital immersion experiences from a student’s perspective.

Flea Market Flipping Web Tools

Don’t limit yourself to the advertised or conventional use of web tools and devices. With a little creativity, we can refurbish and reinvent web resources to customize our instructional needs.

Google Tools for Today’s Schools

Explore how Google Apps for Education can support us in masting productivity, enhancing creativity, and facilitating collaboration for students and teachers. Explores classroom functions of Google tools.

True Colors

True Colors is a model for understanding yourself and others based on researched based principles. Identifying individual personality temperaments and the temperaments of others using True Colors provides insights into different motivations, actions, and communication approaches to improve professional relationships and communication.