Testimonials

“My availability is limited for attending events; however I always make time for SchoolCIO Summits. The sponsors are informative and relevant. The content is valuable and engaging. I always leave with takeaways. The networking aspect of the event is excellent; I’ve made some great connections.” — Rich Valerga, Chief Operating Officer, Chicago UNO Charter School Network ,Chicago, IL

 

“It really is the best event I attend all year. The connections I have made through this event are lifelong and meaningful not to mention really fun people!” — Jenith Milshine, Director of Technology, Newport-Mesa Unified School District, CA

 

“The School CIO Summits have given me so much great information and affirmation about what we as a district are doing well and also what we can improve with our educational technology program.   I have also met a diverse group of my peers from around the country that are willing to share their experiences and expertise to make each other better. It’s always the most valuable event that I have had the honor to attend.” — Frank Pileiro, District Technology Coordinator, Linwood Public Schools, NJ

 

“I am always interested to see what the vendors are bringing. I also very much enjoyed the Thursday evening view into the future. The opportunity to network with other school professionals also gets a high ranking. Can I say it was ‘all’ the best part? ” — Randy Moczygemba, Superintendent, New Braunfels ISD, TX

 

“This was another fabulous event where I learned more in the 2 days than I did all year! The venue was fantastic, the conversations were relevant and timely,and the hosts and sponsors were top notch! The [sponsor] meetings were very strategic and timely. I was happy that I had some time with the vendors to have some very frank discussions and these will lead to further discussions that will ultimately be very beneficial to our organization.” — Phil Hintz, Directorof Technology, Gurnee School District 56, IL

 

“Honestly, this is just a great event. I go home energized and ready to refocus myself on my job. The wealth of ideas and encouragement is just outstanding. Thank you.” — Scott Harris, Technology Director, Neosho School District, MO

 

“School CIO summit has offered productive opportunities to connect with fellow colleagues from across the nation around pertinent topics. I even meet other tech directors from within my state who don’t normally run in my same circles. It is also a really nice time to clear your mind and focus on leadership issues and not feel rushed or overwhelmed. The Summit serves its purpose and niche well.” — Mary Jane Warden, Director of Technology, Park Ridge-Niles School District 64, Niles, IL

 

“It is always nice to interact with other school administrators from across the country to learn what challenges they have faced and how they overcame them.” — Scott Floyd , Chief Technology Officer – White Oak Independent School District, TX

 

“I am always amazed that I can go to a CIO summit with a topic in my mind and I know I will find someone in a district similar to mine that is thinking the same thing.  It’s always good to know that we have friends out there.” — Chris Budzynski, Director of Information Technology , Huntley Community School District 158, Algonquin, IL

 

“I enjoy getting to know other attendees beyond the surface to help develop lasting relationships. These events foster an environment that makes it possible.” — Shelby Womack, Executive Director of Technology & Digital Learning — Stephenville ISD, TX

 

“The SchoolCIO events are rare in their ability to bring high level thinkers together to challenge and push them further. I can learn more in 1 day than in a week at other conferences.” — Hank Thiele, Superintendent — Community High School District 99, Downers Grove, IL

 

“As always the opportunity to discuss in a relaxed atmosphere with other CTOs, Superintendents, and people at my level is invaluable. The ability to speak with vendors in a relaxed environment is exceptional as well.” — Robert Craven, Senior Director, Technology, Tustin Unified School District, Tustin, CA

 

“I LOVED the concentration on one topic “digital citizenship” and the opportunity to work in a group for the entire day.” — Jana Hoggle, Director of Technology, Satsuma City Schools, AL

 

“I really enjoyed the topic and the networking. I came to the Summit not knowing anyone and left with new colleagues.” — Jennifer Forsberg, Director of Technology, Bronxville Union Free School District, NY

 

“I liked getting to interact with vendors. They were not pushy, just informative.” — Suzette McIntyre, Director of Technology, Wall Independent School District, TX

 

“The conversations were rich.” — Donna Williamson, Director of Technology, Mountain Brook Schools, Birmingham, AL