Dr. Cindy Elsberry

Dr. Cindy Elsberry

Cindy Elsberry


Biographical Information

Dr. Elsberry served as Superintendent in both Horry County Schools in South Carolina as well as Talladega County Schools in Alabama. Her work in Horry County has received national acclaim in the following venues:

  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation newsletters and blo
  • “Four Examples of Personalized Learning in K-12 Education”, Nov. 16, 201
  • “South Carolina Middle School Inspires District Leaders”, Nov. 201
  • “A Personalized Learning Initiative in South Carolina”, Oct. 201
  • Selected as 1 of 20 districts most promising Breakthrough School models in countr
  • “Innovation and Technology in HCS”, Sept. 3, 2013   
  • Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, “Proof points: Blended learning success in school districts”, Sept. 25, 2015
  • Next Generation Learning Challenges Blog,“In One Year, South Carolina Turnaround School Pulls a Stunning 180”, June 13, 2014   

  • Forbes, “Amidst Edtech Horror Stories, Some Blended Learning Schools Shine”, Michael Horn, Sept. 18, 2014   
  • Getting Smart
  • “25 Districts Worth Visiting”, Nov. 14, 201
  • “10 Lessons Learned from Game Changers and Ground Breakers”, Sept. 9, 2014
  • “Lessons from Horry County”, June 28, 2014   
  • iNACOL
  • “A Superintendent’s Perspective on Personalized Learning – Why Do It If It’s Hard? How Can It Become Easier?”, Oct. 23, 2014
  • “Blended Learning Districts: Review of Leadership Strategies for Personalized Learning and Technology Adoption”, Oct. 27, 2013   
  • SXSW Conference, “Go Big or Go Home-Scaling Personalized Learning”, Mar. 6, 2013 

Dr. Elsberry is now working as an education consultant based in west Texas. She most recently designed the Digital Promise Leadership Coaching and Mentoring Program and is serving as the lead coach for six school districts across the country. She also consults with school districts on behalf of Achieve3000 in the areas of blended and technology-enabled learning.