Cyber Security in Independent Schools

Workshop for technology and risk management leaders

THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018 10:00 AM - FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2018 3:00 PM  
Trinity Valley School, 7500 Dutch Branch Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76132
EARLY BIRD Pricing Extended through May 4th!


Join us for a two-day seminar July 19 and 20 on this critically important topic.  This workshop is designed and led by two experienced independent school technology leaders who understand the balance technology leaders must maintain between providing access to valuable resources and protecting school constituents.  Each aspect of the workshop will be taught with a specific lens on the independent school technology environment. 

Attendees will depart the workshop prepared to lead an independent school through the security review process and undertake the steps necessary to ensure improved security for all areas (development, admissions, business, and academic functions) as well as the security of individual community constituents.  Register HERE for the workshop.

Topics addressed in depth include: 

  • Understanding exposure and risk tolerance;
  • Best practices and reasonable precautions;
  • Protected data: rules, regulations and the right thing to do;
  • Comprehensive security policies;
  • Strategies for politics and persuasion on campus and beyond.


  • $550 for ATLIS members; register by May 4 for the Early Bird rate ($500)
  • $750 for non-member guests; register by May 4 for the Early Bird rate ($700)

See the complete agenda (from our 2017 workshop.)

Workshop Leaders 

Jamie Britto is the Chief Information Officer at Collegiate School in Richmond, VA. His responsibilities include infrastructure, data systems, and cyber security.  In June 2016, Jamie was recognized by Infotech as a CIO Award winner for medium size organizations. At Collegiate, Jamie has been working with and learning from a variety of experts in  the technology, legal, and insurance industries to understand the emerging field of cyber security and how those understandings might apply to independent schools. Prior to joining Collegiate, Jamie was the technology director and upper school director at Cape Fear Academy in Wilmington North Carolina. Jamie has collaborated with other risk management leaders at his school to develop strategies and plans for: 

  • Comprehensive security policies and procedures
  • Payment Card Information Digital Security Standards
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • End User Training
  • Evaluation of Cyber Liability Insurance
  • External Audit of Cyber Security

His recent work in cyber security includes articles and presentations for the National Business Officers Association (NBOA) (2015), MISBO (2015), the Virginia Business Officer’s Institute (2016), and for ATLIS (2016.)  Jamie wrote Greetings from Kazakhistan, about "an eye-opening journey into the realm of cybersecurity" for NBOA's Net Assets last year (login required). 

Denise Musselwhite

Denise Musselwhite is the Director of Technology at Trinity Preparatory School in Winter Park, FL.  She is charged with planning, managing, and supporting the network infrastructure and its award winning BYOD.  Denise is committed to meeting the needs of its community of users in the context of the school’s mission and financial sustainability. Prior to joining Trinity Prep, Denise served as the technology manager for an Orlando-based law firm.  

Denise has presented at national conferences, including the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Online/Blended Education Symposia for Independent Schools (OESIS), Lausanne Learning Institute, and Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS), Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools (ATLIS)  on topics involving effective technology management and leadership in independent education.  As a senior consultant for Educational Collaborators, Denise collaborates with expert technology professionals across the U.S. and internationally.  She is an active member of Florida Executive Woman (FEW) and maintains technical certifications in Microsoft, GoogleApps, and network management.


Travel Information

Air Travel
Both DFW and Dallas Love airports are easily accessible to Trinity Valley School. Fly into Dallas Love Field (on Southwest, Virgin, or Delta Airlines) or into DFW (American, Delta, United, and other airlines) and schedule a Super Shuttle or other transportation (including Uber  or Lyft) to Fort Worth. Lyft often advertises discounts for local travel in the Dallas Love Field airport!

If you are driving in from outside the DFW area, Trinity Valley School and our recommended accommodations are located conveniently on the SW side of Fort Worth, just off the Chisholm Trail Toll Road and just south of I-20. Don't worry -- if you don't have a TxTag toll pass, you can always register online and pay later.

Hotel Accommodations
The Courtyard Fort Worth West at CityView, just a 10-minute drive from Trinity Valley School, is located at 6400 Overton Ridge BoulevardFort WorthTexas 76132 (telephone: 817-294-7600). You can reserve a room for July 18 and 19 at the special ATLIS workshop rate of $104 per night before June 27, 2018.