Ann Flynn

Director of Education Technology, National School Boards Association

Ann Flynn has supported NSBA’s leadership in education technology to advance teaching & learning, administrative operations, and outreach to parents and local communities since 1992. Most recently, she was named as one of the country’s top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers for 2014 by the Center for Digital Education. 


She is active in DC coalition groups and continues to work with the corporate community and local educators through the Technology Leadership Network (TLN). Dr. Flynn was instrumental in the creation of NSBA’s “20 to Watch” and Technology Innovation Showcase recognition programs. She manages the TLN site visits that showcase exemplary technology practices, designs programming for the TLN-hosted sessions at the NSBA annual conference, and leads research projects like Creating and Connecting that encouraged open dialogue among K-12 policy-makers and educators about the use of Web 2.0 tools for learning. She authored “The Role of a School Board in the Purchasing Process” for The Experts' Guide to the K-12 Market and is a frequent columnist for ASBJ. Dr. Flynn has represented NSBA on international technology delegations and as an invited participant in the 2010 and 2013 World Innovation Summits for Education (WISE) in Doha, Qatar.


Prior to joining NSBA, she was on the faculty of Louisiana State University and worked in the education travel industry. Her degrees include a BSE and a M.Ed. from the University of Arkansas and an Ed.D from the University of Virginia.