Executive Director of Technology and Information Services, North Clackamas Schools
Tricia witnessed the powerful impact that technology can have on students as an elementary school teacher, sparking a passion to increase student access to technology that has driven her 23-year career with North Clackamas Schools (NCSD). As a technology coach, she implemented the district’s first rollout of mobile devices beginning in 2003. Tricia served as an elementary principal from 2008-2012, winning the nationwide Intel Star Innovator Award for technology innovation with her school staff in 2010. After a two-year stint as NCSD’s Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Tricia was named Executive Director of Technology and Information Services in 2014. The following year, she completed her Certified Educational Technology Leader (CETL) certification from the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN).
In her current role, Tricia has spearheaded numerous efforts to keep NCSD at the forefront of edtech, including the transition to a nearly all-digital curriculum, the push to achieve a 1:1 device-to-student ratio at all levels by 2020, and recently securing a grant from the 1 Million Project to provide free Wi-fi hotspots to all NCSD high schoolers who don’t have internet access at home.
Current initiatives include developing deeper digital literacy for students and personalizing instruction and professional development for teachers. Tricia has served on the Oregon Educational Technology Consortium’s board of directors since 2012. “Tricia juggles both the technical and instructional aspects of technology in a school district with much skill,” NCSD Chief of Staff Tiffany Shireman said. “She models continual professional learning and networks with other technology directors around the country to ensure our students and staff benefit from cutting edge practices.”
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