Anchorage School District
Jane Berglund is the Chief Information Officer for Anchorage School District. She joined the district as a programmer in May 1983, and later served as a programmer analyst, systems analyst and IT supervisor before becoming Chief Information Officer in 2008. As CIO, she is responsible for application development and maintenance, network and communications, help desk, enterprise systems, records management, server and client technical support, and district wide applications training as well as researching and acquiring technology in support of the district’s 6,500 employees and 50,000 students in 105 facilities.
Jane serves on the Council of Great City Schools committees tasked with developing key performance indicators for Help Desks and Applications.
OETC Board Past-President
Hawaii Pacific University
Dr. Sharon Blanton is Vice President of Information Technology for Hawaii Pacific University. Sharon has extensive experience directing and managing all aspects of IT service delivery and operations support within highly complex environments.
Sharon is active in EDUCAUSE and is a 2005 graduate of the EDUCAUSE Frye Leadership Institute. She has served on several EDUCAUSE conference committees and project teams and held leadership positions for the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications (WCET), the Arizona Educational Media Association, the Center for Technology Leadership at Excelsior College, and the Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC).
Highline Public Schools
Mark’s first year of teaching was with a class of fourth graders. Mark taught in a departmentalized setting, where math and science were his specializations. At the same time he taught a computer course for post-secondary educators at a local college. Budget cuts, however, caused him to search for a new career. Mark landed at a local Area Education Association where computer training was his role; however, he soon began to take on more responsibility. Mark became Help Desk Manager, Operations Manager and then the Director of Internal Systems. During this period, he also earned a MA in Education and taught courses at two more colleges.
Later Mark and his family moved to Colorado. There he worked for a division of Sylvan Learning, and then for the Boulder Valley School District. He also taught briefly at the University of Colorado. Mark became Chief Technology Officer for Highline School District in 2006. He is responsible for Enterprise Network and Telecommunications Services, Applications Services, and Service and Support as well as Instructional Technologies related to STEM deployment in the school district.
OETC Board President Elect
North Clackamas School District
Tricia has worked as an educator in the North Clackamas School District for 15 years, first as an elementary teacher, then as a Teacher on Special Assignment in the Instructional Technology Department, providing professional development and coaching to teachers as they integrate technology in the classroom. She spent four years as an Elementary School Principal at Sojourner School. While there, she partnered in writing a grant for Intel that resulted in Sojourner School being recognized as the 2008 Intel School of Distinction. After four years, she returned to the instructional/technology departments, and now serves the NCSD as the Director of Technology and Information Services.
Joint School District No. 2 (Meridian)
Jerry Reininger, Ed.D. is the Director of Information Systems at Joint School District No. 2 (Meridian). The Meridian School District is the largest and fastest growing district in the State of Idaho with 36,000 students. He is a life-long educator and has worked 31 years for the district with the last 24 as the technology director. He oversees all the district technology from networks, hardware, servers, communication, instructional software, email, web servers, and student information systems. He serves on both the Idaho Education Network Program Advisory Council (IPRAC) and the Idaho Education Network Technical Committee (ITEC) increasing Internet access and video conference abilities to all the high schools in the State. He has been an active member of the Idaho Education Technology Association (IETA) since it’s origination and was awarded the Outstanding Support for Technology by a Technology Director for 2011. Jerry’s educational background includes a BS from the University of Idaho, MS from the University of Oregon, Specialist in Educational Administration from the University of Idaho, and a Doctor of Education from the University of Idaho.
Northshore School District
Shelby is the Manager for Instructional Technology and Library Services for the Northshore School District in Bothell, WA. She joined Northshore in 1999 as a junior high math teacher and later moved into district-level work as an Instructional Technology Coordinator, supporting teachers in their professional growth in technology integration. As the current Manager for Instructional Technology, Shelby is responsible for oversight of the technology professional development program and the planning and implementation of instructional presentation systems and computing resources. She has also managed the technical support and hardware teams for Northshore. Shelby has served on several statewide committees, including a task force to implement Online Learning initiatives for the state of Washington. Shelby also oversees the Library, Information, and Technology program for Northshore supporting Teacher-Librarians in their work to empower learners of all ages to be 21st century citizens.
OETC Board Treasurer
Anchorage School District
Chad Stiteler is currently serving as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Anchorage School District (ASD), an urban public school district with about 50,000 students. He has worked for ASD as CFO for approximately a year, while serving as the Controller for the four preceding years. Previously, Chad also worked as the Controller for Yukon Koyukuk School District for one year and as Business Manager for Annette Island School District for 4 years. Chad earned his B.A. in Business Administration from University of Washington and is a certified administrator of School Finance and Operations through the Association of School Business Officials. He is also active with the Council of Great City Schools, and the Alaska Association of School Business Officials of which he serves as a board member and audit committee chair.
Portland State University
Before his position Kirk was the Associate Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer. Kirk lead the Information Security Team and four technical departments utilizing his 26 years of higher education experience.
Before joining PSU, Kirk served as Vice Chancellor and CIO for Information Technology at Pima Community College after working as Networking Director at the institution. Prior to Pima, he spent 15 years at University of Idaho in various technology positions. Kirk earned a BS in Management Information Systems from Washington State University and a MS in Information Systems from University of Phoenix. Kirk remains active in Educause and has served on regional and national committees during his career..
OETC Board President
High Desert ESD
Rachel manages information projects in Central Oregon. She really enjoys helping people choose the best information products/systems for their needs and then seeing those choices through implementation. "The best part of my job is when I get to work with teachers and students directly."
Hillsboro School District
Don has served as a classroom teacher in grades 2, 4 and 5. He has also held the positions of district Technology Coordinator, Director of Technology for the Oregon Education Enterprise Steering Committee and currently holds the position of Chief Information Officer for the Hillsboro School District. He holds a Masters in Educational Technology from Pepperdine University and a Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education from Southern Oregon University.
His current passion for technology is working towards changing the pervasive culture in Oregon that there are technological solutions that solve people oriented problems. That there should be more focus on the instruction and less on the tools. And that all children deserve an opportunity to have equal access to the myriad of resources available in today’s advancing world!