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ATLIS Announces Incoming Chair

ATLIS Announces Incoming Chair
Denise Musselwhite steps into Chair-Elect role in July

 The Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools (ATLIS), the only professional association for independent school technology directors, announced that Denise Musselwhite has been unanimously named as chair-elect to the ATLIS board of directors, effective July 1, 2021. She is the Chief Information Officer at Trinity Preparatory School in Winter Park, Florida.

As chair-elect she will work alongside ATLIS’s current chair, Dawn Klus, until Klus’s term expires in July 2022, at which time Musselwhite will assume the chair position.


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ATLIS Honors 2021 Leadership Cohort

This month 31 Fellows completed their work for the first international cohort of the ATLIS Leadership Institute. In 2020, ATLIS redesigned its leadership programming to meet the needs of technologists serving independent schools at any stage of their careers, adding to 4 previous cohorts of its earlier iteration as ECATD. Congratulate these members of the 2021 Cohort:
 
Brittany Adkins-Williams, STEM Integrator, York Preparatory School, NY
Wendy Apfel, Educational Technology Integrator, Bay School of San Francisco, CA
Becky Barrett, Educational Technologist, Good Shepherd Episcopal School, Dallas, TX
Damien Barrett, Director of Technology, Montclair Kimberley Academy, NJ
Baekkyoung Choi, System Specialist, Chadwick International School, South Korea
Barbara Cohen. Director of Technology, Brandeis Marin School, CA
Sarah Costello, Co-Director of Technology and Innovation, San Francisco Day School, CA
Jimmy Cudzilo, Interim CIO, Miami Country Day School, FL
Rebekah Daniell, Academic Technology Specialist, Lovett School, GA
Peter Evans, Technology Director, Francis W. Parker School, IL
Gabriel Gador, Program Manager, Information Technology, Poway Unified School District, CA
Matthew Herrera, Director of Information Technology Westtown School, PA
Brian King, Director of Technology, Fredericksburg Christian School, VA
James Lengel, Director of Technology, Hamlin School, CA
Robyn Little, Director of Educational Technology, McDonogh School, MD
Angela Mackenzie, Director of Educational Technology and Library, St. Margaret’s Episcopal School, CA
Colleen McNeil, Chief Technology Officer, St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School, VA
Jennifer Mehra, ISS Department Coordinator, The Blake School, MN
Carl (CJ) Micklitsch, Director of Technology, Canterbury School, IN
Jason Moore, KIOSC Educator & Project Coordinator, Swinburne University of Technology, Wantirna, Victoria, Australia
Erin O’Brien, Director of Technology, Isadore Newman School, LA
Frances Cortez O’Connor, Technology Integration Specialist, National Cathedral School, Washington, DC
Kimberly Pearson, Director of Technology, Kent Place School, NJ
Jeremy Rahn, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Cranbrook Schools, MI
Ashley Reed, Technology Education Coordinator, Temple Beth Am Day School, FL
JC Rodriguez, Database Manager, Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, FL
Zack Smith, Training and Information Technician, The Bush School, WA
Jose Tagle, Director of Technology, The Buckley School, CA
Melissa Turner, Director of Educational Technology, Flint Hill School, VA
Tracey Williams, Design Thinking and Technology Integration Specialist and Ed-Tech Coordinator, All Saints Episcopal School, AZ
Phil Zaubi, IT Director, Porter-Gaud School, SC
 
 
Applications are being accepted for the newest ALI cohort. ALI’s team-oriented professional development program is designed to support your growth as the technology leader your school needs, no matter where you are in your career. Apply now -- the program begins June 25.

Save money for your school

We are pleased and excited to announce a new partnership that we expect will add significant value to ATLIS members. We’ve teamed up with Revolution Office to provide a potential solution to a challenge we hear a lot about -- printers!

Revolution Office has extensive experience with the K-12 independent school community.  They are industry disruptors and have created a new way to save on copier/printer technology with guaranteed savings of 30 percent to 50 percent, even if a school is in the middle of an existing equipment lease.  These savings have translated to tens and hundreds of thousands and the average K-12 independent school is savings $73k.  Revolution Office offers all major brands including Canon, Ricoh, and Xerox and as well as guarantees that include 95 percent uptime and four-hour service response time. 

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ATLIS Announces Incoming Directors

ATLIS Announces Incoming Directors

Hudson, Kern, Malter to join Board in July 2021

PRESS RELEASE: The Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools (ATLIS), the only professional association for independent school technology directors, announces the election of three highly qualified professionals to its board of directors: 

Eric Hudson, Director of Learning & Design, Global Online Academy
Jason Kern, Assistant Head of School for Innovation and Learning, All Saints Episcopal School, Tyler, Texas
Aggie Malter, President and CEO, PAISBO

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2021 Pillar Winners Press Release

ATLIS Announces 2021 Pillar Award Winners

Cuevas, Luthra, Ramsden recognized with association’s top honor

March 30, 2021—The Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools (ATLIS), the only professional association for independent school technology directors, announced today the recognition of three highly accomplished professionals as 2021 ATLIS Pillar Award winners:

  • Hiram Cuevas, Director of Information Services and Academic Technology, St. Christopher’s School, Richmond, Virginia

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Important Announcement: ATLIS Retreat Pushed to July

In the wake of recent announcements that all eligible and interested parties will have access to a COVID-19 vaccine by May, ATLIS is pleased to share that it has worked with the Seattle venue to push back the ATLIS 2021: Undaunted in-person retreat to July 24-27, 2021.

“We know that many people in our community are interested in attending the retreat, but the timing of vaccine availability wasn’t aligning with our late April dates,” said Christina Lewellen, executive director of ATLIS. “When our hotel venue was open to partnering on later dates, we knew it would also open up the possibility for more interested attendees to join us for this important immersive experience. We were always confident we could host a safe event and now the later July timing gives us the opportunity to deliver the retreat experience to more of those who want to participate."

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Technology Benchmarking: How Did Your School Fare During the Pandemic?

ATLIS 2021 Technology Landscape Survey gives immediate insights.

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Like many things unexpectedly disrupted with the onset of the pandemic, ATLIS’s annual Technology Impact and Efficacy (TIE) Assessment was derailed in 2020. We were mid-collection when the landscape irrevocably shifted, leaving us to evaluate the benchmarking information that technology leaders would most need right now. With that, we’re pleased to announce we’ve partnered with Educational Collaborators, our TIE Assessment partner, and author Pamela Gaudet to design a quick, meaningful diagnostic tool that provides immediate feedback to technology leaders at independent schools. 

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Are we REALLY gathering in Seattle? Yes, we are.

retreat graphicIf you’ve been waiting for the green light, it’s all systems “go” for Seattle. 

If you’re wondering whether we are moving forward with our in-person retreat in Seattle, the answer is: absolutely. We get the sense that some of you might be wondering if it’s really going to happen, so allow us to clarify some questions! 

Once you register for the ATLIS 2021: Undaunted virtual conference, which takes place April 12-13, you’ll be provided the information to add on the retreat and round out your experience for a nominal additional fee. We’ll be building on the core content offered during the virtual conference with a deeper dive and plenty of time for guided personal contextualizing and strategizing. Join us April 25-28 for a memorable retreat experience. 

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Nominations Open for ATLIS Pillar Awards

If you or someone you know is a technology leader who has stepped into the spotlight in the last year, the time has come for formal recognition. ATLIS is calling for Pillar Award nominations through March 1. 

The ATLIS Pillar Awards were established in 2018 to honor individuals whose body of work exemplify independent school technology leaders. Nominators are encouraged to tie their nominations directly to the ATLIS vision and mission statements. 

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ATLIS Wants to Reward You for All You've Done This Year

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Our team has witnessed firsthand the heroic efforts technology leaders have put forth to serve independent schools this year. In some cases, these selfless contributors are recognized for going above and beyond. Unfortunately, too often it’s still the case that technology leaders remain the unsung heroes in the pandemic. This is why the ATLIS team aims to find ways to celebrate and reward technology leaders.

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ATLIS 2021: Undaunted Annual Conference Announced

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PRESS RELEASE

Contact: [email protected]

This is not your ordinary conference. And we’re not just saying that. 

It’s a virtual event, AND we’re offering an in-person add-on retreat for those who are willing and able to gather with us in Seattle. 

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DEI Advisory Committee: Call for Volunteers

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ATLIS Seeks Volunteers for DEI Advisory Committee

Association's newly created Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee launched to support strategic goals

 The Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools (ATLIS), the only professional association for independent school technology directors, announces the open call for volunteers to serve on its newly established Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Advisory Committee. 

The DEI Advisory Committee's charter states: "The mission of the DEI Advisory Committee is to support ATLIS as it strives to be an organization where all individuals and independent school communities join together to support one another and work together to deliver the best educational environment possible for today’s learners."

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ATLIS Contributes Cybersecurity Chapter to New Book About Emergency Remote Learning

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ATLIS Contributes Cybersecurity Chapter to New Book
About Emergency Remote Learning

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Contact: Susan Davis, [email protected]


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ATLIS 2025: Equipped for the Future

Just 5 minutes of your time can help shape ATLIS’s post-pandemic path 

Most of our mental bandwidth is dedicated to the immediate fires. There is no time to ask strategic questions. We’re too busy to evaluate our long-term goals. Which is exactly why we MUST do it now.

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Measuring Up: ATLIS Launches New Compensation Benchmark Report

ATLIS teamed up with Ed Tech Recruiting to launch a new benchmark report focusing on what technology leaders earn in the way of salaries and benefits in their roles at independent schools. The in-depth analysis looks at compensation through a wide variety of lenses, giving tech leaders ample opportunity to have meaningful conversations around compensation. [10-minute read]

 

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Executive Director Christina Lewellen Shares Insights on Capital Improvement Projects

Essentials magazine bannerChristina Lewellen, Executive Director of ATLIS, shared insights from the Association's publication, The Role of Technology Leaders in Capital Improvement Projects in her recent article, "Saving Money on Your Next Capital Improvement Project: Evolving Tech Leaders Early Prevents Avoidable Mistakes," published in the July 2020 edition of the Education Marketing Association's publication, Essentials.

Access the entire issue from EdMarket here.

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ATLIS Announces Incoming Directors

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Press Release

ATLIS Announces Incoming Directors

Foley, LaMonte, McFadden, join Board in July 2020

 The Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools (ATLIS), the only professional association for independent school technology directors, announces the election of three highly qualified professionals to its board of directors: 

  • James Foley, Assistant Head of School for Leadership & Innovation, St. Luke’s School, New Canaan, CT
  • Hilary LaMonte, Senior Vice President, Data and Analysis for School Leadership (DASL), National Association of Independent Schools, Washington, DC
  • Stacia McFadden, Director of Academic Technology, The Lovett School, Atlanta, GA

“We are engaged in an exciting period of growth for ATLIS, and we believe these talented individuals will bring a wealth of experience and perspective to our ranks,” said Jason Ramsden, ATLIS Chairman and Chief Information Officer, Ravenscroft School, Raleigh, N.C. “We’re engaged in a thoughtful process of evaluating our growing association’s strategic needs, and are confident Hilary, Stacia, and Jim will help us chart a successful course into the future.”

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ATLIS Solidarity Statement

ATLIS Solidarity Statement 

Dear ATLIS Community,

Last week, across the nation and the globe, we witnessed communities coming together to

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ATLIS Announces 2020 Pillar Award Winners

Bigenho, Kallmeyer, White recognized with association’s top honor

March 30, 2020—The Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools (ATLIS), the only professional association for independent school technology directors, announced today the recognition of three highly accomplished professionals as 2020 ATLIS Pillar Award winners:

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Who’s in Charge? You Are.

We’re taking steps that allow you to customize your conference experience. 

Executive Director Christina Lewellen shares a new annual conference planning process that puts you in charge. [10-minute read]

Let’s talk about how much I love Starbucks. I was an early adopter (and defender) of the chain because 1) I can get exactly what I want, and 2) I know I’m going to get exactly what I expect for my $5. Whether you’re a fan of Starbucks’ lattes or not, the company certainly kicked off a culture of customization that has transcended many industries.

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