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CoSN Announces 2021 Board of Directors Ahead of Annual Conference
Washington, D.C. (February 24, 2021)CoSN today announced its 2021-22 Board of Directors. The board includes 15 education technology experts from across the country dedicated to bringing CoSN’s mission to life. Each board member serves a three-year term.

The new board was elected by CoSN’s members in advance of the 2021 Annual Conference, taking place virtually next week from March 2-4.
“I am honored to work alongside this diverse and forward-thinking group to advance technology in K-12 education. By bringing together school district technology officers and leading edtech companies, CoSN’s overarching commitment to improve learning equitably with new technologies will continue to become a reality for students and teachers across the country,” said CoSN Board Chair Steve Langford, Chief Information Officer, Beaverton School District (OR).
CoSN’s 2021-22 Board of Directors
  • Steve Langford, Board Chair and Chief Information Officer, Beaverton School District (OR)

  • Keith Bockwoldt, CETL, Board Treasurer and Chief Information Officer, Hinsdale High School District 86 (IL)

  • Marlo Gaddis, CETL, Board Secretary and Chief Technology Officer, Wake County Public School System (NC)

  • Pete Just, CETL, Past Board Chair and Chief Technology Officer, Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township (IN)
Board Members
  • Holly Doe, CETL, Director of Technology, Bedford School District (SAU #25) (NH)

  • Diane Doersch, CETL, Technical Project Director, Digital Promise (WI)

  • Rod Houpe, Director of Business Development, ENA/CatchOn

  • Shahryar Khazei, Executive Vice President, Innive, Inc.*

  • Kelly May-Vollmar, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, Desert Sands Unified School District (CA)*

  • Lorrie Owens, Chief Technology Officer, Information Technology Services, San Mateo County Office of Education (CA)*

  • Tom Ryan, Ph.D., CEO, eLearn Institute (NM)

  • Lisa Spencer, Ed.D. and CETL, Executive Director, Instructional Technology & Support, Prince George’s County Public Schools (MD)

  • Chad A. Stevens, Ph.D., Chief Strategy Officer, ParentSquare

  • Melissa Tebbenkamp, CETL, Director of Instructional Technology, Raytown Quality Schools (MO)

  • Valerie Truesdale, Ed.D. and CETL, Assistant Executive Director, AASA The School Superintendents Association (VA)
*Newly elected member

CoSN greatly appreciates the work of retiring Board members Melissa Dodd, Chief Technology Officer, San Francisco Unified School District (CA); Michael Flood, Vice President of Strategy, Kajeet, Inc.; and Kevin Schwartz, CETL, Director of Community Innovation, Geeks Without Frontiers and former Chief Technology Officer, Austin Independent School District (TX).

Learn more about the CoSN Board of Directors at

CoSN kicks off its Annual Conference, CoSN2021: Brave & Bold, on Tuesday, March 2. The three-day virtual Conference will highlight how edtech professionals, teachers, superintendents and other education leaders can improve learning through technology in an equitable way that fosters diversity and inclusion and social-emotional student success. Keep up with live updates on CoSN’s Twitter and via #cosn2021. The 2021 CoSN Conference is made possible through the generous support of its sponsors.

Media can register to attend CoSN2021 at no cost by contacting Heidi Payter (

About CoSN
CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) is the premier professional association for school system technology leaders. CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community best practices and advocacy tools to help leaders succeed in the digital transformation. CoSN represents over 13 million students in school districts nationwide and continues to grow as a powerful and influential voice in K-12 education.

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