ATLIS Annual Conference 2018
Advisory Committee

Jeff Dayton, Chair
The Madeira School, McLean, Virginia

Jeff DaytonJeff Dayton joined The Madeira School (McLean, VA) in 2000 as the network operations manager after a long career in the business world. He brings a wealth of technology experience, having worked in the field since 1982 beginning with mainframe computers at Tyndall Air Force Base.

As the Director of Innovation and Technology, he continues his passion for learning and teaching as a member of the Student Life faculty and as an 11th-grade advisor. In addition to his work at Madeira, Jeff has worked with Campus Outreach Services, The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), and the Virginia Association of Independent Schools. An avid tennis player, Jeff and his family live in Springfield, Virginia. 

Susan M. Bearden
Education Consultant, Washington, DC

Susan M. Bearden is strategic, growth-oriented technology leader and education consultant. From 2016-2017 she served as a Senior Education Pioneers Fellow at the U.S. Department of Education in the Office of Educational Technology where she led the 2017 update of federal government’s K-12 school infrastructure guide, Building Technology Infrastructure for Learning and served as the department liaison for broadband connectivity, privacy, and digital citizenship. Previously, Susan served as the Director of Information Technology at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne, Florida. Awards include being named to the Center for Digital Education’s 2015 list of “Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers,” the 2015 “Making IT Happen” Award from the Florida Society for Technology in Education, and the 2014 Bammy Award for School Technologist of the Year. 

Susan co-founded and moderates the #Edtechchat Twitter chat and participates regularly in the highly regarded #EdTechChat Radio podcast for the BAM Radio Network. Her popular book, Digital Citizenship: A Community-Based Approach, was published by Corwin in 2016 as part of their Connected Educator Series

Tye Campbell
Gilman School, Baltimore, MD

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 Tye Campbell currently serves as the Director of Technology at Gilman School in Baltimore (MD).  He is passionate about the meaningful and productive intersection of education and technology, as well as music, sports, and especially the Mets.  

Tye, his wife Kay, and their daughters Shoahannah and Haley are enjoying their new adventure in Maryland, including rooting for the Orioles and Ravens, eating soft shell crabs, and learning how to talk like a Baltimorean.

 

Mike Carson
McLean School, Potomac, MD

As the Technology Manager and Academic Technologist at the McLean School, Mike enjoys coaching teachers and administrators in meaningful applications of technology. Outside of school he enjoys music, coffee, books, friends, and family. He also plays trombone and participates in book clubs.


 

Marc Carter
Episcopal High School, Alexandria, VA

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An alumnus of the University at Albany with two graduate degrees in the fields of educational technology and information science management, Marc oversees technology and its integration school-wide at Episcopal High School (Alexandria, VA). Previously, Marc served as the director of educational technology at the Louisville Collegiate School and also held positions at Lycos, Inc., MTV Networks, the Department of Education, and University at Albany.

Marc possesses a passion for technology but especially enjoys helping others learn how to integrate technology into their daily lives. In addition to overseeing Episcopal’s technology effort, Marc serves as an advisor and lives on campus with his wife, Laurén; their daughters, Adrienne and Madison; and their dogs, Mia and Hudson.

Hiram Cuevas
St. Christopher's School, Richmond, VA

Hiram Cuevas started his career at St. Christopher’s School in 1991 as a middle-school science teacher where he was instrumental in the development of its integrated science curriculum and of using technology in the classroom.  Throughout his tenure, Mr. Cuevas has managed the deployment of St. Christopher’s and St. Catherine’s websites and student information systems, the deployment of St. Christopher’s 1:1 BYOLaptop program. In 2015 St. Christopher’s was recognized as the Spotlight School at the Lausanne Learning Conference.  Hiram has also served as the chair for the VAIS Technology Committee, has been on WhippleHill’s/Blackbaud’s advisory board for the past seven years, is a Google Certified Administrator, and has given a number of presentations at NAIS, VAIS, Lausanne Learning Conference, WhippleHill’s User’s Conference, and several public and private schools.

Melissa Freed
The Steward School, Richmond, VA

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Melissa Freed has been an educator for 15 years in various capacities including middle school English teacher and School Librarian on all levels.  Her new leadership roles for the 2017-2018 school year include Director of Library Services and Upper School Curriculum Dean at the Steward School in Richmond (VA).  Taking on these new administrative positions will be exciting, and she will surely be  busily connected to all departments of our school.

Tom Gallo
The Steward School , Richmond, VA

Tom Gallo is an Upper School Physics and Innovation Studies teacher at the Steward School in Richmond (VA).  A graduate of James Madison University with a B.S. in Physics and Philosophy and minors in Math and Political Science, Tom previously taught for 13 years in both the Fairfax and Henrico County School Systems.  His eagerness to share the virtues of a well-rounded education is what originally attracted Tom to the fields of coding, technology, makerism, and innovation.  Tom holds the firm belief that these modern knowledge threads, combined with a sense of wonder and self-reflection, are the best ways for students to prepare for a changing world. His most recent projects include developing a PreK-12 integrated coding curriculum and an Upper School Library Makerspace.

Laura Hollis
Saddle River Day School, Saddle River, NJ

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 Laura Hollis is the Director of Technology at Saddle River Day School (Saddle River, NJ), PreK-12th grade, where she is responsible for overseeing all tech-related purchases, campus initiatives, and integration projects. She designed a video production studio and IDEAS Lab (Innovation, Design, Engineering, Art & Science) Makerspace for SRDS and enjoys teaching classes and partnering with teachers.

Above all, she is dedicated to fostering children’s appetites for learning and using technology to motivate and engage students of all ages.

Scott Lieberman
Alexandria Country Day School, Alexandria, VA 

Scott Lieberman is the Director of Technology and grade 6 science teacher at Alexandria Country Day School. He began working in technology in 2000 at Green Hedges School in Vienna, Virginia. While at GHS Scott was given the opportunity to design, install, and support the school's first network. After GHS Scott moved on to Flint Hill School where he helped develop, implement and support the school's first 1:1 MacBook initiative. During this time, he supported a thriving robotics program, participated as a chair of a school-wide TEDxYOUTH event, led numerous workshops, and contributed to the school becoming an Apple Distinguished School. Currently, Scott’s passions have led him into 3D printing prosthetic hands, exploring underwater robotics, and designing project-based science education.

Colleen McNeil
St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School, Alexandria, VA

Having started out as a high school Computer Science teacher in 1996, Colleen McNeil is now he Director of Information Technology at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Virginia. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the State University of NY, and a master's degree in Educational Technology from George Mason University. Thus, she can understand both how technology works, and why it may at times drive us crazy. 

 

 

Elana Milstein
The Potomac School, McLean, VA

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Elana Milstein is beginning her seventh year at The Potomac School in McLean (VA).  During her first four years, she was the Middle School Academic Technologist for grades four, five and six. In this position, she started a 1:1 laptop program, inaugurated a faculty iPad initiative, and facilitated a Digital Learning Team.

Currently, Elana is the Technology Operations Coordinator where she runs the day-to-day operations of the Technology Department.   

 

Stacy Tippens
The Madeira School, McLean, VA

Stacy Tippens is beginning her fourth year at the Madeira School in McLean (VA) as an Educational Technology Specialist. She started her career in educational technology in 1997 at a public high school in Omaha, Nebraska, and has worked as an information technology specialist for several schools since then, along with the Smithsonian Institution. She has a passion for teaching others to use technology and has a particular interest in video and audio production. Stacy introduced a new podcasting studio to the Madeira community in 2015 and works with the National Coalition of Girls Schools on their “PepTalks” podcast.