About EdTech
EdTech: Focus on K–12 helps school district technology managers do their jobs better. The publication offers best practices, features, product reviews and case studies from the field that show how technology can be leveraged to improve teaching, learning and administrative services on school campuses of all types and sizes.

CDW•G publishes EdTech, which debuted in Fall 2003. View our 2014 editorial calendar.

About CDW
Headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill., CDW is a leading provider of technology solutions for business, government, education and healthcare. With a balanced portfolio of 250,000 small-, medium- and large-sized customers, CDW generated net sales of $9.6 billion in 2011, and currently employs more than 6,900 coworkers in 25 locations across the U.S. and Canada.

Founded in 1984 by entrepreneur Michael Krasny, CDW pioneered the business model that melds personalized business-to-business technology distribution with advanced technology services. Today, CDW is ranked No. 267 on the FORTUNE 500 list of America’s top companies.

Editor in Chief - [e-mail]

Ryan has been a magazine and newspaper editor for 13 years, with the last seven covering a variety of bases for EdTech: Focus on K-12. As Editor in Chief, he works on developing editorial strategy and is always on the lookout for new writing talent and sharing great stories with the IT world. Before working on CDW’s family of magazines, Ryan worked at the Kane County Chronicle, the Moline Dispatch and the Rock Island Argus newspapers. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, biking and obsessively following Iowa Hawkeye sports. Against his better judgment, Ryan is raising his children as Cubs fans.

Editorial Director - [e-mail] 

Vanessa has worked on the magazine since April 2005. Previously, she spent 18 years at Government Computer News, as managing editor, news editor and writer. In her former spare time, before her family-of-four years, she liked to read a book in one or two sittings and dive wrecks along the Carolina shores and reefs around any Caribbean island.

Managing Editor - [e-mail]

Marla is a 17-year magazine industry veteran, having begun her career with EMedia, a now-defunct trade magazine that focused on digital storage technologies. She later worked as an editor for publications serving the pharmaceutical, lodging, education and residential architecture industries before returning to her tech roots in April 2010 as managing editor of EdTech. In her spare time, she likes to read paper books and magazines and root for the Red Sox and Nationals.

Senior Editor - [e-mail]

Jaime is a Senior Editor for EdTech and enjoys connecting with people and ideas to make stories. With plenty of experience in editing, proofreading, writing, teaching English 101 and being married to an elementary school teacher, she's enthusiastic about and fascinated by every aspect of the editorial lifestyle. Jaime is also devoted to reading, consuming chocolate, playing the violin, chasing after her kids and drinking sweet tea.

D. Frank SmithD. FRANK SMITH
Social Media Journalist - [e-mail]

Frank publishes and manages the online content for EdTech: Focus on Higher Education and EdTech: Focus on K–12. He's a former Patch editor and newspaper journalist, having worked for Gannett and Stephens Media publications in the Southeast since 2005.

Art Directors
Gregory Atkins,
Kevin Hambel

Copy Editors
Allison Leopold, Ellen Wu

Project Manager
Brandon Wamsat
Production Artist
Susie Stevenson
Photo Editor
Caroline Couig
Eugene Lee
Ad Design & Production
Alison Massie, Melissa Lambrechts
Digital Project Director
Chris Dornfeld 
Senior Web Developers
Brock Fanning
Web Designer
Gregory Atkins,
Kevin Hambel
Social Media Journalist
D. Frank Smith 
Partner Advertising
Karl Schulz
Vice President, K—12
Julie Smith
Senior Manager,
Education Marketing
Liz White
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