About Us

EdTech: Focus on K-12 explores technology and education issues that IT leaders and educators face when they’re evaluating and implementing a solution. EdTech: Focus on K-12 is published by CDW which is headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill.

CDW is a leading multibrand technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. A Fortune 500 company with multinational capabilities, CDW was founded in 1984 and employs more than 8,900 coworkers. For the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2018, the company generated net sales of approximately $16 billion. For more information about CDW, please visit www.CDW.com.

Ryan Petersen
Ryan Petersen
Editor in Chief

Ryan has been a magazine and newspaper editor for 22 years, with the last 16 covering a variety of bases for CDW’s family of tech magazines. 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. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, biking and obsessively following Iowa Hawkeye sports and Cubs baseball.

Ricky Ribeiro
Ricky Ribeiro
Editorial Director

Ricky has been a content creator for more than 10 years with a strong background and emphasis in digital content and interactive storytelling. For more than 10 years, Ricky has helped shape the evolving integrated content strategy for EdTech, shepherding the program through different redesigns and the emergence of several new content types. When not immersed in all things education and IT, Ricky indulges his deep love of comic books, super heroes and video games.

Taashi Rowe
Taashi Rowe
Managing Editor

Taashi Rowe is the managing editor for EdTech: Focus on K-12. Before joining EdTech, she spent 18 years writing stories for and about the residents of Montgomery County, Md., patients of Johns Hopkins Medicine and members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. She got her first official writing gig at the Takoma Voice while studying journalism at the University of Maryland College Park. She lives in the Washington, D.C., area where she enjoys walking nature trails, gardening and trying out vegan recipes from YouTube.

Kelly Konrad
Kelly Konrad
Senior Editor

Kelly is a long time reporter, writer and editor, with extensive experience in features, corporate communications, trade publications and content marketing. As a mom to three teenagers, Kelly is especially excited about her role as senior editor, as higher education is never far from her thoughts. Outside of work, you can find her either carpooling her kids, watching the Chicago Cubs with her husband or with her nose in a book.

Rebecca Torchia
Rebecca Torchia
Assistant Editor

Rebecca is an assistant editor for EdTech: Focus on K–12. Driven by curiosity and a passion for learning, she has written for many industries, with work appearing in WeddingWire, Modern Luxury DC and Pro Construction Guide. She also helped bring the podcasts Earth Break and Blackwood to life. When she’s not working, this Pittsburgh native, now Maryland resident, enjoys hiking, D&D and planning her next getaway.

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