Allen Clasen

Director of Technology, Community Unit School District 308

Clasen earned his master’s degree in business administration from Keller Graduate School, and his bachelor’s degree in speech communications and psychology from Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, III. Prior to working at School District 308, Allen managed teams of engineers and support staff at DeVry’s corporate headquarters in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., in addition to IT positions at consulting, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing companies in the Chicago land area. Allen has a passion for excellence and seeks to improve the student and staff ’s technology experience each day through his staff and the projects they accomplish as aligned with the district’s strategic plans and initiatives. As Director of Technology, Allen Clasen has guided the district’s technology services department since 2005. He and his staff are responsible for all hardware, software, connectivity and technology services delivery and support for School District 308 students and staff. Allen has over 25 years of experience in Information Technology (IT), and brings a wealth of knowledge to the district from previous roles directing and managing large projects and systems in corporate environments. He is currently responsible for Student Information Systems and Reports and State Reporting Oversight, Computer and Device Support, Ordering and Implementation Oversight, Applications Oversight - Operational (i.e. eSchool, MS Office) and Administrative (i.e. email). Clasen is also in charge of Telephones and Voicemail Equipment and Service Oversight, Technology Steering Committee Facilitation and is a Rising Star District Improvement Plan Team Member and in charge of Online Learning Oversight (Technology Support).