Washington, D.C. (April 23, 2024) – CoSN, a premier association of K-12 education technology leaders, honored Kris Hagel from Peninsula School District (WA) with its 2024 Volunteer of the Year Award.

The CoSN Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes the achievements of one CoSN member who has provided exemplary support to the organization over the past year.

“I am honored to be named the 2024 CoSN Volunteer of the Year. CoSN provides crucial guidance and knowledge for education technology leaders, and I am proud to contribute based on my experiences,” said Kris Hagel, Executive Director of Digital Learning, Peninsula School District. “I owe a debt of gratitude to our Superintendent, Krestin Bahr, and the Peninsula School District Board of Directors. Their strategic vision and support have been vital in enabling me to share our district’s story and achievements.”

Kris Hagel is the Executive Director of Digital Learning for Peninsula School District in Washington State and is an active chapter leader. Over the last year, he has done outstanding work on Gen AI, both for CoSN and his district. He provides in-depth expertise and has documented the lessons he has learned about Gen AI policy guidance in a series of blogs.

Learn more about the CoSN2024 awards at: cosn.org/about/awards/.

CoSN held its Annual Conference, CoSN2024: “Leading for Innovation at Warp Speed,” from April 8 to April 10 in Miami, FL. The conference offered three and a half days of unparalleled education, networking opportunities, live technology demonstrations and more. As the premier EdTech leadership conference of the year, CoSN convened school system technology leaders, superintendents and other senior education leaders that were interested in discussing the future of learning in a time of unprecedented change.

About CoSN
CoSN, the world-class professional association for K-12 EdTech leaders, stands at the forefront of education innovation. We are driven by a mission to equip current and aspiring K-12 education technology leaders, their teams, and school districts with the community, knowledge, and professional development they need to cultivate engaging learning environments. Our vision is rooted in a future where every learner reaches their unique potential, guided by our community. CoSN represents over 13 million students and continues to grow as a powerful and influential voice in K-12 education. cosn.org

About Peninsula School District
Peninsula School District, located in Gig Harbor, Washington, is dedicated to fostering a culture of excellence and belonging. Serving a vibrant community of nearly 9,000 students, the district is recognized for its innovative and rigorous educational programs that prepare every child to be a successful global citizen. Committed to academic excellence, the district ensures personalized and responsive education for each student, focusing on cultivating curiosity, creativity, and a sense of wonder. Through strong community engagement and a commitment to fiscal responsibility, Peninsula School District maintains a safe, inclusive, and equitable learning environment for all students and staff. psd401.net


CoSN: Makenzie Carlin, mcarlin@fratelli.com

Peninsula School District: Danielle Chastaine, chastained@psd401.net