ATLIS Leadership

Our Staff

Sarah Hanawald

Executive DirectorSarah Hanawald Headshot

Sarah has been involved in independent school technology and education for more than 20 years, at Greensboro Day School, Cannon School and most recently, Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh, NC. She’s served as a classroom teacher, a technology director, and an academic dean.  Additionally, Sarah has worked as a consultant with Educational Collaborators and independently, assisting independent schools seeking to initiate or improve technology programs.  Sarah has presented frequently at national and regional conferences on topics related to managing independent school technology and leveraging technology to improve teaching and learning.  Sarah holds an undergraduate degree from Duke University and a master's degree from UNC-Greensboro. She lives with her family in Raleigh, NC.  She tweets as @theatlis and is on GitHub as @SarahHanawald.

 

Susan Davis

Professional Development

Susan has been harnessing technology to hack education at universities and at independent schools for more than three decades -- as a techy teacher-leader of English and Language Arts, as a radical administrator, as an educational technology director, and as an edtech explorer. Following her MFA from George Mason University in Creative Writing, she earned a Certificate in Educational Technology Leadership from Goucher College and has married learning and technological innovations ever since --  blogging for Getting Smart and presenting or keynoting at conferences; serving as an online teacher, social media consultant, and virtual coach; and providing independent consulting on how to support best practices for innovative classrooms with constantly evolving digital tools. Susan lives in Fort Worth, Texas, and can be found on Twitter at @suludavis or tweeting for @theatlis.

 

Our Board

Stuart Posin

Co-President

StuPosin headshotart has served as a Director of Technology, Administrator, and Trustee in Independent Schools for 15 years. He is in his sixth year as the Director of Academic and Administrative Technology at Marlborough School, an all-girls’ school serving students in grade 7-12 in urban Los Angeles. As a member of the School’s Senior Administrative Team additional responsibilities include Strategic Plan Implementation Subcommittee Chair, Faculty Professional Growth Committee Chair, and Emergency Planning Committee Chair. Stuart currently serves as a Trustee for Online School for Girls and a Regent for Providence High School. He previously served as Director of Technology at The Buckley School for six years and Assistant Director of Technology at Campbell Hall for three years. Additionally, at Campbell Hall Stuart served as President of the Alumni Association and as a Trustee for six years.

Kelsey Vrooman

Co-President

Kelsey serves as the Director of Instructional Design and Technology at the National Association of Independent Schools, charged with developkelsey headshoting online and blended professional development for everyone from teachers to trustees in independent schools.  Previously, she served as the Director of Educational Technology, a senior administrator at The Urban School of San Francisco, a 9-12 coeducational independent school.  Kelsey was also an independent school educator and instructional coach, recognized as an Emerging Leader by the International Society for Technology in Education and a Teacher of the Future by the National Association of Independent Schools. Kelsey is a Google Certified Teacher and a Lead Learner for the Google Teacher Academy, a professional development instructor for the Online School for Girls and an Executive Board member for ISTE’s Young Educator Network and Independent School Educators Network. She has an undergraduate degree from Trinity University and a Master’s Degree from Columbia University.

 

 

Jennifer Carey

Board Member

jhsJennifer Carey, Director of Educational Technology, Ransom Everglades School  Jennifer has a multi-decade history in education, working in Higher Education as a lecturer, serving as the Academic Dean for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, and in Independent Schools as an educator and administrator. She is currently serving as the Director of Educational Technology at the Ransom Everglades School in Miami, Florida.  Jennifer is active in the broader world of educational technology and in academia as a conference speaker, blogger, and tweeter as well as serving leadership roles for educational boards, such as the ISTE Independent School Educator’s Network. Outside of her work, Jennifer volunteers with animal rescue organizations, parents her giant dog (an English Mastiff), and wanders around art shows and museums.

Gabriel Lucas

Past-President

Gabe has been working in the educational technology field for over a decade. In 2014 Gabe co-founded ATLIS and served as the first Board President,gabe helping establish and grow the association.   Gabe worked in two Silicon Valley area independent schools as a teacher and later technology director; he served as Director of Technology at Castilleja School, and as Director of Instructional Technology at Menlo School in Atherton. Previously, he was a lecturer at San Francisco State University, where he taught college-level math classes and developed a web-based math instructional software system, Take Math, that is still in use by schools today.  Gabe holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematical and Computational Science from Stanford, a Master in Information Management and Systems from UC Berkeley, and a Master in Mathematics from SF State. Gabe currently serves on the Board of Directors at The San Francisco School, a PK-8 school in the heart of San Francisco. He is also the owner and principal of Ed Tech Recruiting, a management consulting and strategic hiring firm supporting schools on educational technology projects.

 

Kevin McAllister

Board Member

kevinKevin McAllister, President and CEO of inRESONANCE, Inc (IR).  Kevin founded IR in 1999 after spending 17 years as a boarding school triple-threat teaching geology, astronomy and Spanish. He was among the generation that brought technology to schools, creating the role of Technology Director in 1988 at his school. He was an Apple Corps Trainer, (the precursor to the ADE program), served on the staff of Camp Apple in the 1990's, and organized teacher IT summer workshops for several years. He worked with the CAIS CTP project in 1993, the first technology training program for school administrators, and served on the CT State Technology Board. He wrote one of the first school websites in 1994 and has been a participant of the ISED listserv since its inception. He speaks on school technology and data topics at conferences around the world. Since 1999 he has led IR, working with more than 600 schools in 35 countries in all aspects of data and web technologies. He served on the AISAP Summer Program team for several years assisting with their conferences. ‚Äč

Jeff Morrison

Board Member

Jeff Morrison, Director of Education Technology at Trinity School (Atlanta).  Jeff brings to ATLIS over 15 years of education experience. The past fivejeff years, he has served as a leader in educational technology at Trinity and in the larger community. Jeff holds professional teaching certifications in 9 educational content areas in the State of Georgia, including Educational Leadership and Gifted Education. He is currently a PhD. candidate with a research focus on pedagogical relations in the department of Educational Policy Studies at Georgia State University. He holds a Masters Degree in Science Education and an Advanced Degree in Educational Leadership from Georgia State University.  In addition to being the Director of Education Technology Trinity, Jeff was Adjunct Professor of Educational Leadership and Educational Technology in the Bagwell College of Education’s Instructional Technology Graduate Program at Kennesaw State University for two years. In addition to ATLIS he also currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Mid-South Independent School Business Organization (MISBO) participating on the Finance and Emerging Issues Committees.

Jason Ramsden

Board Member

jasonJason Ramsden, Chief Information Officer at Ravenscroft School.  Jason has been a part of building communities around independent school technology since 1997. He is co-author of Communicating and Connecting with Social Media, a guide to social media for school leaders and was named a Huffington Post Top 100 Most Social K-12 Tech Leader on Twitter in 2015. In addition to his senior leadership role at Ravenscroft, Jason serves as an adviser to NAIS' Innovation Task Force as well as to regional organizations -- most notably co-founding and leading the North Carolina Association of Independent School's Annual Technology Conference from 2007 to 2011. Jason also serves frequently on accreditation teams for the Southern Association of Independent Schools. His recent TED-Style talk "Lead with Why: How EdTech Leaders Can Inspire Change" was presented at the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools' inaugural TECHedADVIS Conference in October 2015.

Sarah Rolle

Board Secretary

Sarah Rolle, Technology Director, The Elisabeth Morrow School. Sarah Rolle, the gestalt behind many technology programs at The Elisabeth MorrowSarah R School, has spent twenty-six years helping teachers make sense of their roles in the age of personal computing. Her passion for education led her to become an expert in technology curriculum development and in navigating bureaucracy to support educator experimentation. Her colleagues applaud her for nimbly providing the resources they need to innovate and lead a modern school.  Sarah's invitations to developers and other educators have yielded a cutting edge educational technology program which includes developing and supporting an early 1:1 program, a BYOD program, iPad initiatives, and now a MakerSpace initiative.    At the second Google Teacher's Academy, Sarah established solid links with other educational technology leaders and maintains a reputation for thoughtful technology use through her contributions to numerous groups including the New Jersey Educational Computing Cooperative's board.  She presents locally in New Jersey as well as at national conferences.