“Hasn’t the total number of systems we have to provide student and staff information to just…exploded?” asked a technology coordinator sitting next to me at the Fall, 2014 TEC-SIG meeting. Others nodded their heads as they agreed vehemently. As I reflected on the journey my own district has been on to solve this challenge, I experienced a powerful catharsis as I realized that I wasn’t alone.

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“We’ve encountered the same issue in our school district,” I began tentatively as a roomful of eyes sought me out. “Here’s what we’ve done to deal with that issue.” As I shared our story, and others chimed in, I couldn’t help but wonder, “What if this group of technology directors hadn’t been here to share ideas and solutions?”

As a candidate for the Vice-President/President-Elect officer in TEC-SIG, I have known the benefit of these experiences, each a touchpoint leading my organization and I to success. At every point in my career as a technology director, whether an instructional technology director or a director of technology operations, I have relied on others, as they have relied on me, to find detours to roadblocks. 

Please allow me over the next few blog entries, if I may, to share 5 detours to roadblocks that we all typically encounter, and while doing so, share my vision for what TEC-SIG can grow to be.

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