2020 ATLIS Annual Conference
Advisory Committee

Shandor Shandor Simon
Latin School of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Annual Conference Advisory Committee Chair

 

 

Nosson Cohen, Catherine Cook School, IL

Louis Coronel, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Chicago, IL
Committee Chair, School Tours and Site Visits

HiramHiram Cuevas, St, Christopher’s School, VA
Hiram 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 technology use 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, as well as 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 seven years, is a Google Certified Administrator, and cohosts the ATLIS G Suite User Group.

EthanEthan Delavan
The Bush School, Seattle, WA
2021 Annual Conference Advisory Committee Chair
Ethan has been an educator since 1995 and Director of Technology at The Bush School since 2013. Trained as a drama teacher, Ethan began integrating media and technology into his classes and made the switch to teaching technology full time to middle school students. His latest passion is helping colleagues to bring technology into student experience to further creativity and collaboration. He has served on the boards of 911 Media Arts Center, the National Association for Media Literacy Education, and Action for Media Education.

PeterPeter Evans, Francis W. Parker School, IL
Committee Chair, Dine-Arounds and Networking Lunch

Peter has been supporting technology use in education for nearly 20 years, beginning as Systems Administrator at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Research Center, then moving to head the Francis W. Parker School’s Technology Department in 2005. From infrastructure to work group management, security, enrollment, one-to-one device programs across multiple grade levels, portal management, and beyond, Peter has played an integral role in helping the Parker community stay connected, engaged, and wired. 

 Eli Forsythe, St. Ann’s School, NY

LucyLucy Gray, North Shore Country Day School, IL
Lucy Gray is currently the Director of Educational Technology at North Shore Country Day School in Winnetka, Illinois. Her career began in the Chicago Public School system where she taught primary grades and went on to serve in various capacities related to educational technology at the University of Chicago's Laboratory Schools, Urban Education Institute, and Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education. Lucy also has worked as an innovation consultant over the years and is the co-founder of the online Global Education Conference. Lucy holds a B.A from Beloit College in Art History and Elementary Education and an M.Ed from National Louis University in Technology in Education. She has received the distinctions of Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Innovator.

Andrew Grabowski, Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School, IL

JenniferJennifer Hayes, Latin School of Chicago, IL
After many years in small business management, Jennifer joined the Latin School of Chicago IT Department where she supervised the support team and assisted the Director of Technology for four years. She is currently the Human Resources Operations Specialist with Latin's HR Department. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and hiking with her partner, as well as reading and cuddling alongside her two cats. 

 

KristinKristin Lagerquist, Sacred Hearts Schools, IL
As the K-5 Technology Coach at Sacred Heart Schools Chicago, Kristin focuses on collaborating with Kindergarten through 5th grade teachers and Division Heads to integrate technology into the curriculum. Kristin also provides customized professional development opportunities and oversees many of the school's administrative solutions through the use of Google Forms. Kristin is an active member in the Illinois Digital Educators Alliance (formerly known as Illinois Computing Educators) and has presented at numerous conferences.  Additionally, Kristin is a Google Certified Trainer and is certified as a Google Educator Levels in both levels I and II.

CurtCurt Lieneck, Retired, IL
Curt Lieneck is a recently retired technology leader with 20 years’ experience in independent school administration. He is an ECATD faculty member and has helped design and implement the ECATD program since its inception, as well as a 2018 recipient of the ATLIS Pillar Award.

 

Jesse Robinson, Shady Side Academy, PA

ElizabethElizabeth Shutters, Roycemore School, IL
Beth Shutters is the Director of Curriculum and Innovation at Roycemore School, a small independent PreK-12 school in Evanston, Illinois. Beth started at Roycemore as the Technology Coordinator in 2006. Since then, her role has evolved to include overseeing not only technology, but also innovation, curriculum, and professional development. She especially enjoys instilling a love of lifelong learning in students and teachers. You can follow her on Twitter @shnology.

 

BrianBrian Sossaman, Trinity Episcopal School, TX
Brian has worked in Education almost 20 years, including working with two of the largest public schools in North Carolina, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and Union County Public Schools. He also worked as a networking and systems administration professional before joining Charlotte Latin School as Senior Network/Systems Admin and then Interim Director of Technology. Transitioning to Trinity Episcopal in Austin, he now leads all aspects of technology at a 1:1 school with 800 plus devices. Brian manages an extensive support structure and academic emergent program with STEAM guidelines for all classroom interactions.  

William StitesWilliam Stites, Montclair Kimberley Academy, NJ
William has been involved with educational technology at Montclair Kimberley Academy (MKA) since he was a student-teacher at the school in 1993. Now in his 25th year, he has served in numerous roles, including primary school technology instructor, technology coordinator, web site manager, third grade teacher, Irish Studies program associate director, and Director of Technology. While at MKA he has overseen the development of the school’s 1:1 Learning Initiative, which was recognized as the “Spotlight School” during the 2012 Lausanne Learning Conference and as an Apple Distinguished School (2013-2017). William also serves as blogger-in-chief for edSocialMedia and is a senior collaborator with Educational Collaborators. 

JonJon Stoper, Ancona School, Chicago, IL
Jon Stoper grew up in Oakland, California. After graduating with a BA in Psychology from Oberlin College, he moved back to the Bay Area where he worked as a technology consultant. In 2002, he moved to Chicago to be closer to his (now wife) Joanie. He soon found his professional passion for technology education, and he has been working in independent schools since 2003. Jon is a Fellow in the 2019-2020 Cohort of the ATLIS Early Career and Aspiring Technology Directors Institute.

 

MichelleMichelle Vaughn. Oakridge School, TX
Michelle's career in education spans 29 years and includes teaching at the elementary level, coordinating and directing educational technology initiatives, designing and implementing curricula, serving as a post-secondary adjunct professor, and now directing modern learning at Oakridge. In addition to managing her team, mentoring teachers and students, and facilitating professional development, Michelle enjoys travel, sports, music, fast cars, hiking, and running.

 

 

SarahSarah Vaughn, Francis Xavier Ward School, IL
Sarah is in her eighth year at the Frances Xavier Warde School in Chicago, Illinois.  She was the Academic Technology Coordinator before starting her role this year as Director of Innovation.  She holds a Master's degree in Educational Technology Leadership from the George Washington University. Sarah was awarded the Archdiocese of Chicago's Heart of Innovation award in May 2019, and she has been twice nominated for the Golden Apple Excellence in Teaching award.  She is currently working on ISTE certification. 

 

VinnieVinnie Vrotny, Committee Chair, The Kinkaid School, TX
Vinnie has focused his 32-year career on leveraging technology in meaningful and authentic ways for learners. He is currently in his sixth year at Kinkaid, where he is responsible for all aspects of technology across every division, department, and constituency group on the school’s campus. Prior to his arrival in Texas, he was the Director of Academic Technology at the North Shore Country Day School and Quest Academy, both in Illinois, for a total of 21 years. As a technology leader and NAIS Teacher of the Future, Vinnie is currently  focused on implementing technology enhanced learning environments for all learners, including designing physical and virtual learning spaces and environments, developing a balanced, human-centered approach to our use of technology, and creating a secure environment for users. 

NataliaNatalia Walchli, Gulliver Schools, FL
Natalia has been an educator in Miami independent schools since 2002. She attended Boston College before getting her Masters at the University of Miami. Natalia began her career as an elementary teacher, then transitioned to a leadership position in primary grades, and finally has been a pedagogical coach four years. In this role, Natalia supports teachers in preschool through eighth grade across content areas and works closely with the edtech team. Her work focuses on supporting educators in evaluating their practices, fine tuning their expertise, and considering instructional practices that result in the best student learning outcomes. During her career, Natalia has co-developed a Digital Mass Media department. Natalia is a Google Certified Educator and a proud member of the ATLIS Think Tank.

Tracey Williams, All Saints Episcopal Day School, Phoenix, AZ
Currently in her 13th year as an educator at All Saints’ Episcopal Day School in Phoenix, Arizona, Tracey attended the University of California Santa Barbara and received her MS in Education from Bank Street College in New York City. Tracey began her career as an elementary teacher, transitioning to a technology position in 2014.  In her current role as Technology Department Coordinator, Tracey supports teachers in PreK through eighth grade, helping them confidently integrate technology in the classroom. Tracey is also the Design Thinking and Technology teacher for Kindergarten - 4th Grade, supporting a generation of digital natives to safely and productively navigate their technological world. 

JennJennifer Zanoria, Windward School, CA
Jenn Zanoria has worked in education since 2005, spanning public, charter, and independent schools. She attended California State University, Long Beach for her Bachelors Degree in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Natural Science and earned a MEd in Educational Technology and Media Leadership. At Windward School, Jenn leads the 1:1 iPad program, digital citizenship and media literacy curricula, and teaches a Making & Design class to 7th graders. Jenn is an ATLIS ECATD alum (class of 2018), Google Certified Educator, and a Common Sense Media Certified Educator. 

IrinaIrina Ziemann, Lycée Français de Chicago, IL
Irina is the Director of Educational Technology and Information Systems at Lycée Français de Chicago. She has 20 years of experience in both public and independent schools. Prior to her career in education, Irina worked in IT systems for a large business consulting company. Irina holds an MEd from Harvard Graduate School of Education in Technology in Education.