Top 10 Innovative School District Tech Directors - 2022

Today’s classroom is filled with technology, from more familiar tools like interactive whiteboards to emerging tech like augmented reality, not to mention tablets and laptops. While a quality laptop is an essential tool in any K-12 or college educators’ teaching toolkit, a great tablet can do a lot of what a laptop can do while boasting improved portability and ease of use. Rather than lugging a laptop everywhere they go, an educator can slip a tablet into their bag and remain connected when it comes to communicating with students and doing helpful research for future lessons.

Keeping in mind the enormous importance of the social component that is education, we at Education Tech Insights are proud to present our Top 10 Innovative School District Tech Directors, to shed some light on the greatest and latest in school curriculum, practice, and innovation. Each of the following has been shortlisted by our panel of researchers, educators, and professionals in EdTech, for their pioneering work toward the advancement of the quality and execution of the ideals of education today. Education Tech Insights believes that these are individuals, who constantly strive to push the envelope of possibilities in schools, to make for more effective teaching, and understanding, for the benefit of tomorrow’s citizens, i.e. the student. Whether it is meeting the social and emotional needs of all students, or recruiting and retaining teachers, these are all relevant challenges that our featured directors have delved into headfirst. Let us get to know them a little better:

Top 10 Innovative School District Tech Directors - 2022

Director Of Information Technology, education management industry

Frank is a highly experienced Director Of Information Technology with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. His specialties include Domain Name System (DNS), Databases, Data Center, Management, and Software Documentation. Williams has a diverse background in student support services as well as admissions and enrollment...Read More

Senior Director Information Technology, Los Angeles Unified School District

Jairo E Tzunun, Senior Director Information Technology, Los Angeles Unified School District is a demonstrated leadership and organizational abilities. He has a positive attitude and great interpersonal skills and is self-motivated and has results driven attitude. With a desire to achieve and excel at everything he does, he is an excellent analytical and...Read More

Chief Technology Officer, San Francisco Unified School District

Melissa received her B.S. from Cornell University in Human Development & Family Studies. She was part of the Women’s Varsity Crew, a KON Honor Society and an ESL tutor. Melissa went on to attend the Harvard University Graduate School of Education for attaining her Ed.M....Read More

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...Read More

Newark Public Schools, Executive Director for Educational Technology and Computer Science

Koen served over two years as a Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic from 1998 – 2000 teaching and collaborating with local educators and educational organizations and earned his Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and a Bachelor’s in Psychology,...Read More

Director of Instructional Technology, Cobb County School District

Cristin graduated from the University of Georgia’s College of Education with a BS in Middle School Education and soon pursued her Masters Degree in Junior High/ Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching from the Kennesaw State University. In 2008, Cristin acquired her...Read More

Director of School Technology Solutions, Gwinnett County Public Schools

Lisa graduated from Emory University with a BA in English, Education, Psychology then proceeding to the Georgia State University, where she completed her M.Ed. in Hearing Impaired Education. She proceeded to graduate from the Nova Southeastern University with an Ed.S. in Educational...Read More

Director of Technology, Westport Public Schools

Natalie Carrignan has been the Director of Technology for the Westport Public Schools since 2006. In addition to managing the technology department, she is in charge overseeing the information and technology literacy (ITL) curriculum and department, which is staffed by their library...Read More

Director of Information Technology, Klein ISD

Experienced Information Technology Leader with a demonstrated history of working in the primary/secondary education industry, Chris Cummings is responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and execution of all IT functions and services. He maintains strong technical expertise, and...Read More

Technology Director, Washington County School District

Lawrence Esplin began his teaching career at Dixie High School in the fall of 1981 after graduating from SUSC, now Southern Utah University. He taught World and US History, Psychology, Sociology, Consumer Math and computer classes. He coached sophomore football and worked with the...Read More