Attendee Directory

NameTitleSchool DistrictBio
Allen MiedemaDirector of TechnologyNorthshore School DistrictAllen has been involved in public education since 1992. He served as a classroom teacher, then as a systems analyst and project manager, and now as the Technology Director for Northshore School District.
Ayla AbbottDirector of TechnologyCentralia School DistrictAyla is entering her second year as a Director of Tech in a district that's never had one, and as such she's had to undergo a ground-up learning of how the nuts-and-bolts (her specialty) impacts curriculum. Prior to this, eight years as a generalist tech.
Bill DeWitzDirector of Technology ServicesGresham-Barlow School DistrictBill DeWitz is a Director of Technology Services who works with today’s K-12 educators to ensure technology is a powerful resource to help inspire and empower today’s students. Bill enjoys spending time with his family plus all forms of BBQ and grilling.
Brad ChristAssociate Vice President for Information TechnologyEastern Washington UniversityBrad Christ is the CIO for Eastern Washington University. Prior to his appointment at EWU in 2018, he served as the Chief Information Officer for Southern Oregon University. He has worked in higher education information technology for over 20 years.
Brad SomersIT DirectorBozeman School DistrictBrad has management and director experience, with 12 years in private higher ed and 12 years in K-12.
Brian CoxDirector, Customer Experience and EngagementUniversity of IdahoBrian has more than 30 years experience in IT and administrative leadership within private and public organizations. He has a BA in marketing, an MBA and participated in the NWACC Leadership Development Program. He has also worked in finance, retail/catalog, telecommunications and management consulting industries.
Brian CurrinInformation Technology Operations ManagerBoise School DistrictBrian Currin is the Information Technology Operations Manager at Boise School District.
Brooke TrislerChief Technology OfficerMukilteo School DistrictFrom CTE teacher to CTO. Read more: Brooke currently resides in Seattle with his wife Andrea, sons Griffin and Cohen, and an anxiety-filled German Shorthaired Pointer, Townsend.
Camille WoodTechnology DirectorIdaho Falls School District 91Camille has 18 years experience as the CIO for IFSD91. She has also worked as a high school computer science and math teacher, and worked in database programming and system admin.
Carl GerischCIOSouthwestern Oregon Community CollegeCarl is starting his 23rd year working in technology at Southwestern Oregon Community College. Three years ago, he stepped into the role of Chief Information Officer for Southwestern.
Cheri RhinhartDirector Information TechnologyInterMountain ESDCheri's leadership provides service for 18 component school districts serving 24,000 students in beautiful Eastern Oregon. She is responsible for oversight of multiple technology services, provided by an amazing staff covering five counties.
Christine BloukeDirector of TechnologyParkrose School DistrictChristine has been at Parkrose School District for 10 years and was IT director at RSD for 8 years before that.
Curtis NelsonChief Information OfficerWest Linn-Wilsonville School DistrictCurtis started at West Linn High in 1988 as a math and computer science teacher. He led a large tech project in 1991 at WLHS, then left to work for a SIS software company for four years, returning to WLWV in 1998 and has led tech-related initiatives in WLWV ever since.
Dan BentsonDirector of Technology and Student Services AdministratorLa Center School DistrictDan has been acting as Technology Director for the La Center Schools for more than 20 years. Initially a band director, he transitioned into a part-time and ultimately full-time position as the district began to invest in technology long ago.
Daniele McCallumTechnology DirectorLane Education Service DistrictDaniele McCallum is the Technology Director at Lane Education Service District. Here she helps 14 districts serving 45,000 students as they navigate a changing technical world behind the mission of "Removing Obstacles from Education".
David BousquetIT DirectorMcMinnville School DistrictDavid is the IT Director for McMinnville School District and have had that position for four years. He previously worked as the Network Administrator for Yamhill County for 15 years and was a high school teacher in Portland for nine years.
David KlusmannDistrict Technology SupervisorOregon City School District 62David is the District Technology Supervisor at Oregon City School District.
David RobertsAdministrator of TechnologyBoise School DistrictSince 2013, David has served as the Administrator of Technology in the Boise School District. In his 30-plus years in K-12 education, he’s previously worked as a math teacher, varsity boys basketball coach, and building administrator.
Dion BairdCIOClackamas Community CollegeAfter serving 12 years in the Army, Dion went to work for the State of Oregon in 2000. He moved to the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) in 2003 where he became the CISO in 2007. He accepted the CIO position for Clackamas Community College in 2014.
Ellen DorrChief Technology OfficerRenton School DistrictEllen Dorr serves as the Chief Technology Officer for the Renton School District, providing the resources and support educators to create inclusive, equitable instruction in classrooms while increasing efficiency and effectiveness in the district.
Eran GourarieExecutive Director TechnologySnohomish School DistrictAfter 25 years in private industry, Eran made the transition to public education. He taught at Snohomish High School for a number of years, then accepted his current position in 2004 to manage the technology for a large bond initiative.
Frank DeckerTechnology DirectorCentennial School DistrictFrank has 19 years in public education, 12 years as a classroom teacher at the middle and high school levels plus seven years as technology director for Centennial School District. He has a master of science from BSU and Principal/Program Administrator certification from CU.
Gil AnspacherMRCorvallis School DistrictGil is an experienced and skilled leader in technology and education, skilled in strategic program development, and technology systems administration. He’s an experienced educator from the classroom to the mountains.
Glenn WhitcombIT Operations ManagerPasco School DistrictGlenn has 30 years of experience within the IT profession, supporting educators since 1997. He is currently responsible for all IT Operations within the Pasco School District.
Gordon HowardTechnology and Safe Schools DirectorBonneville Joint School District 93Gordon is currently the Technology and Safe Schools Director for Bonneville School District 93, the fourth-largest school district in Idaho. He started his career in education as a high school teacher and coach, moving to administration after 12 years. He was then a principal for 10 years before moving into his current ride four years ago.
Hasaan HerringtonIT DirectorAnchorage School DistrictHasaan Herrington has over 15 years of IT experience, 12 of those with the Anchorage School District. He has an extensive background in client management and systems administration.
Jeff GibbsDirector of Technology ServicesReynolds School District #7Jeff currently serves as the Director of Technology Services for Reynolds School District. He is also a school board member for Gresham-Barlow School District.
Jennifer ClouserExecutive Director, TechnologyAuburn School DistrictJennifer is professional with more than 25 years of experience in educational technology.
Joe MorelockSuperintendentNewberg School DistrictDr. Joe Morelock is the Superintendent for Newberg Public Schools, serving approximately 5,000 K-12 students. In his 26 years in public ed, his experiences have ranged from teacher, librarian, and coach to technology management and executive leadership.
Jordan BeveridgeChief Information & Technology OfficerHillsboro School DistrictJordan has 25 years' experience in education and technology, working as a science teacher, curriculum coordinator, instructional tech coordinator, various technology administrator roles, and now is CI&TO of Hillsboro School District.
Ken LoftusDirector of TechnologyEmmett Independent School DistrictUSAF MSgt (retired), 24 years, nine as Communications Computer Systems Controller. Five years as Tech Coordinator at Glenns Ferry, and eight years at Emmett Independent District. Four years as a representative on the state board Idaho Education Technology Association.
Kirk KellyCIOPortland State UniversityAs CIO of PSU, Kirk oversees a comprehensive IT department with campus-wide responsibilities covering data systems, networking, security, classroom AV, event support, the technology help desk, academic and research computing, and enterprise systems.
Marc ElliottChief Information OfficerOlympia School DistrictMarc’s career began in the Bethel School District as an elementary teacher (4 years), Technology TOSA (6 years), and Technology Director (7 years). He is currently the CIO for the Olympia School District, having served for 5 years.
Mark EhrhardtDirector of TechnologyArlington School DistrictMark taught special education for 16 years before starting the tech department at Arlington. He’s seen the network go from Appletalk to Gig fiber and wifi everywhere. One of his passions that keeps him connected with kids is mentoring the FIRST Robots Team.
Mark FinstromChief Technology OfficerHighline Public SchoolsA 20-year technology veteran, Mark has in-depth expertise in strategic planning and operations. A member of the superintendent’s cabinet, he designs and orchestrates technical and academic aspects of Highline’s strategic roadmap.
Matt JordanDirector of TechnologyArchdiocese of Seattle / St. Charles Borromeo SchoolA seasoned IT director, Matt helps schools and nonprofits implement large-scale initiatives to equip administrators, faculty, and students with tools to change the world. He believes technology should be safe, stable, affordable, fun, engaging and meaningful.
Michael AllenDirector of TechnologyCrook County School DistrictMichael is an IT manager with 20-plus years in technology.
Michael QuinerCIO Linn-Benton Community CollegeMichael Quiner has been serving in technology support in higher education for over 25 years. In that time, he has worked in community colleges, private liberal arts colleges and state university systems in Washington, Oregon and California.
Mike FleckensteinCIOAnchorage School DistrictMike Fleckenstein is the current Chief Information Officer for the Anchorage School District. Anchorage, which serves 47,000 students and is the 88th largest District in the United States.
Mike LesebergExecutive Director of Information TechnologyRichland School DistrictMike Leseberg is Executive Director of Information Technology for Richmond School District.
Nick LappDeputy Director of TechnologyInterMountain Education Service DistrictNick holds a BS in Accountancy and Business Information Systems and is certified as a Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) professional. His focus areas are the strategic alignment of IT with business goals, information security, and data management.
Peter JurhsCIONampa School DistrictPeter has a more than 20-year career in technology support and operations, ranging from a call center analyst to CIO for a school district. He has worked for MPC, MCI Worldcom, Boise State University and Nampa School District. He enjoys new challenges.
Rick WahlstromChief Information OfficerNorthwest Regional Educational SDRick is Executive Co-Director for the Cascade Technology Alliance (CTA). In this role, he acts as the Chief Information Officer for Multnomah and Northwest Regional Education Service Districts.
Rob SingletonInstructional Technology DirectorPhilomath School DistrictRob has been a tech director for 12 years, first in a medium-sized district and now in a smaller district. His passion and dedication is working with teaching and learning experts to determine the best classroom technologies to deliver curricular goals.
Robert SilvaDirector of Technology and Information ServicesSalem-Keizer Public SchoolsRobert Silva joined Salem-Keizer as the Director of Technology and Information Services in January 2015. Robert has served in IT Leadership positions in K-12 education for over 20 years, most recently as the Director of Technology for Hermiston School District.
Ron ConeDirector of Information TechnologyKennewick School DistrictRonal Cone has been Executive Director of Information Technology for the Kennewick School District in Kennewick, Wash. for the last 17 years. Ron has held his Certified Public Accountants license in Washington for 30 years.
Russ FaganTechnology SupervisorRedmond School DistrictRuss has 15 Years in IT with the Redmond School District, serving 14 buildings, 1000 employees, and 7,000 students with close to 10,000 devices including Chrome devices, iPads, and Windows laptops.
Ryan GravetteDirector of TechnologyIdaho Digital Learning AcademyFor 20 years, Ryan has focused on using educational technology to tear down the barriers to great teaching and learning. He serves as Technology Director for Idaho Digital Learning and is president of the Idaho Education Technology Association.
Scott ColemanDirector of TechnologyOregon Trail School DistrictOur team believes that Society needs individuals who can think using 21 century tools. Our task is to create and support a learning environment that students utilize to learn core content, foster creativity and develop critical thinking skills.
Seth DenistonDirector of TechnologyCoeur d'Alene School DistrictSeth is the Director of Technology for the Coeur d'Alene School District. Previously he was a teacher, instructional technology specialist, and technology consultant in the Seattle area.
Shelby ReynoldsManager for Instructional Technology and Library ServicesNorthshore School DistrictShelby manages Instructional Tech and Libraries for Northshore School District, northeast of Seattle. NSD is a district of over 22,000 students with increasingly diverse demographics and learning challenges, and Shelby delights in meeting their needs.
Sherman DavisTechnology DirectorCamas School DistrictThis is Sherman‘s 21st year in the Camas Technology Department.
Steve LangfordCIOBeaverton School DistrictSteve Langford is the Chief Information Officer for the Beaverton School District, serving 40,000 students. Steve has served in technology leadership roles for the past 29 years in K-12 and higher education. He is on the Board of CoSN and ACPE.
Steve MenachemsonDirector of Technology ServicesEugene School District 4JSteve works as the Director of Technology Services for the Eugene School District 4J. He’s served in technology leadership roles for the past 20-plus years in the education sector and other corporate sectors.
Steve MitzelDirector of OperationsAshland School DistrictSteve manages a team of 10 individuals, two programmers, two network engineers, and six technicians, overseeing all facets of information technology district wide.
Stuart LongChief Information OfficerClackamas Education Service DistrictStuart has served as the Chief Information Officer at Clackamas Education Service District since 2014. He oversees the regional district’s overall technology strategy, infrastructure operations, and customer support.
Susan BarnardIT DirectorTigard-Tualatin School DistrictSusan has been with Tigard-Tualatin for 23 years, 16 of these at the IT Director; she obtained her CETL certificate in 2016. She’s passionate about ensuring that technology in the classroom supports academic outcomes (and doesn't distract from it) and LOVES coffee.
Travis PaakkiSenior Director, Office of Technology and Information ServicesPortland Public SchoolsTravis Paakki is senior director in the Office of Technology and Information Services at Portland Public Schools.
Tricia GeorgeExecutive Director — Technology and Information Services; OETC Board Past-PresidentNorth Clackamas School DistrictTricia has more than 25 years in education, and is currently serving as the Executive Director of Technology and Information Services at North Clackamas School District.
Vicki BatesAssistant SuperintendentAuburn School DistrictAs Asst. Superintendent for Technology in Auburn School District, Vicki draws from her service as a math teacher, instructional coach, elementary and high school principal, and central office leader for learning and teaching, to include instructional technology.