Chief Technology Officer
Klein Independent School District (TX)
I've been in K-12 Education for 23 years. I began as a classroom teacher teaching Micro Computer App on Apple 2e's at Diboll ISD, became the Technology Coordinator for Diboll ISD. I then moved to become the Technology Manager for ESC VII, in Kilgore, Texas. In 2004, I became the District Technology Trainer and then became the Director of Technology in Marshall ISD and in 2006 became the Director of Information Technology for Klein ISD. Beginning July 2008, I became the Chief Technology Officer for Klein ISD.
I’ve designed, implemented, and supported campus LAN’s, district WAN’s, and Regional Networks. Conducted workshops on technology integration, grant writing, supporting district hardware and software, and technology planning. I have worked with districts on implementing wireless, VOiP, and distance learning networks. In Klein we have deployed five successful 1:1 campuses, deployed over 38,000 computers, opened eight new campuses with technology integrated in all classrooms, and work with curriculum and instruction on a daily basis. I have served on state committees for developing hardware standards and teacher standards in technology. I have worked with school districts on developing curriculum for technology integration and provided technical training for technology staff.
I have worked with school district in writing grants, technology plans, and e-rate applications. I have been involved with state initiative since the mid 1990’s when I worked at the Education Service Center. I have served on TCEA Committees in various capacities since the mid 1990’s, from subcommittees to the regional Secretary for Region VII. I also served on the ISTE (now NECC), National convention as a committee member for marketing in 2007. I have served on an advisory board for my home town public library in the late 1990’s.