Meet the voices and experts behind our Connect IT: Bridging the Gap Between Education and Technology content series. Please join the discussion on Twitter by using the #ConnectIT hashtag.
David, a former aerospace engineer, physics educator and school district CIO, has assisted school districts with selecting and implementing technology solutions to help them improve teaching and learning. David holds master’s degrees in both educational leadership and educational technology, and he’s a Google Certified Deployment Specialist, Administrator, Trainer and Educator, as well as a Microsoft Innovative Educator.
With 27 years in public education, Wendy is an experienced educator, administrator and proven leader. Prior to joining CDW-G, Wendy was the Director of Instruction, Learning, and Innovation of a large, fast-growth, suburban school district in Texas. In this role, she provided strategic leadership for enhancing learning and instruction through the use of technology.
Prior to joining CDW-G, Joe was an 8th-grade science teacher and Instructional Technology Specialist. Technology has been the spark which has ignited his exploration into next-generation educational technology and inspired him to become a Google Certified Innovator, Microsoft Innovative Educator, and technology leader in California.
Jennifer is a Google Certified Educator, Discovery Education Digital Leader, and former educator and Technology Liaison from the Chicagoland area. A Teach for America Corps Alumni, Jennifer’s passion is in educational technology and equity. She provides schools with an educator’s pedagogical expertise of the benefits and impact of technology in the classroom.
Curtiss is an experienced educator, EdTech Specialist, Director of Technology and District Superintendent. He writes for the ConnectIT blog, presents at conferences around the country, and serves as an adjunct professor teaching Educational Technology Leadership courses to graduate level students.