State Chapters

CoSN state chapters function at the grassroots level to effect change in the field of educational technology. The national office of CoSN works closely with state chapters to develop and deliver professional development, build capacity among members, provide leadership and policy recommendations, advocate on behalf of technology officers, and much more.

state chapter FAQ

Alabama

Alabama

CoSN Alabama Leaders (CALL)

Officers:
Donna Williamson, CoSN Liaison
Joani Kay, Membership Chair
Suzan Brandt, Communication Chair

Contact: alcosn@gmail.com

CALL, the CoSN Alabama Leaders, organized in the fall of 2010, is the 12th state chapter of CoSN and is a subgroup of the Alabama Education Technology Association. The purpose of the chapter is to empower Alabama K-12 technology leaders with the goal of increasing leadership capacity. As an organization it will identify the essential skills of education technology leaders and provide leadership development and explore global trends, emerging technologies and innovative practices that enable the transformation of education. The group also creates and disseminates information, tools and resources for education technology leaders and anticipates changing conditions and evolving member needs.

Listen to how CALL is advocating for ed tech in their state.

California

California

California Educational Technology Professionals Association (CETPA)

Officers:
Peter Skibitzki, President
Aaron Barnett, President-Elect
Steve Thornton, Past-President
Julie Judd, Treasurer
Andrea Bennett, Executive Director
 
Contact: Andrea Bennett, andrea.bennett@cetpa.net

The California chapter was formed in 2006 and is managed and supported by the California Educational Technology Professionals Association (CETPA) as one of its initiatives to bring resources and professional development to the K-20 technologists supporting California schools. CETPA was established in 1960. The association’s goal is to increase information sharing and communication among K-20 technologists on technology-related issues.

Colorado

Colorado

Colorado Association of Leaders in Educational Technology (CALET)

Officers:
Brian Bylund, President
Tim Miles, President-Elect
Denise Atkinson-Shorey, CoSN Liaison
Ryan Harrison, CASE Liaison
Chris Tollefson, CASE Support
 
Contact: Denise Shorey (denise.shorey@e-luminosity.net) and Ryan Harrison (RHarrison@co-case.org)

CASE is the premier professional association of K-12 school leaders in the state of Colorado, representing more than 2,400 members. CALET is the department within CASE representing technology leadership. CASE membership includes the majority of superintendents, principals, school business officials, human resources managers, educational specialists, and technology leaders in Colorado. CoSN’s Board of Directors approved CALET's request in October 2007 to become the 8th CoSN chapter.

The purpose of the Colorado Association of Leaders in Educational Technology (CALET) is:

  • To provide professional development opportunities that enhance the growth of educational technologists as educational leaders.
  • To influence decision-making concerning educational technology, including policy and funding, at local, state, and national levels.
  • To share knowledge of technology and its application in education to other educational leaders.
  • To recognize quality work and excellence in the field of educational technology.
  • To network with other educational leaders and groups for whom educational technology is a priority.
  • To be mindful of the goals, purposes, and bylaws of CASE, the umbrella organization, in all deliberations.

Connecticut

Connecticut

Connecticut Education Technology Leaders Association (CTETL)

Officers:
Chair, Craig Tunks
Chair Elect, Ralph Valenzisi
Secretary, Daniel DiVito
Treasurer, Abigail Waldron

Please contact contact@ctetl.org for more information and if you are interested in volunteer for CTETL.

Connecticut Education Technology Leaders Association (CTETL) was organized in the fall of 2015, and became the 24th CoSN State Chapter. The purpose of the chapter is to empower Connecticut K-12 technology leaders with the goal of increasing leadership capacity through CETL Certification and CoSN’s suite of professional advancement opportunities. CTETL is currently working on creating an independent non-profit organization that will provide means for connecting educational technology leaders, promoting professional advancement opportunities for education technology leaders, and collaborating with other leadership and educational technology organizations in around the area to support ed tech leadership practices.

Florida

Florida

CoSN Council of Florida

Officers:
Susan Bearden
Jeanine Gendron
Tom Ingram
David Jasa
Norma Jennings, Secretary/Treasurer
John Lien
 
Contact: Tom Ingram, tom.ingram5@gmail.com

The Florida Chapter was formed in 2009 to empower Florida K-12 school district technology leaders to use technology strategically to improve teaching and learning.

Georgia

Georgia

Georgia K-12 CTO Council

Officers:
Gary Shattuck, President
Amy Denman, Vice President
Zac Crosby, Secretary
Wendy Metcalf, Treasurer

Contact: Gary Shattuck, shattuck.gary@newton.k12.ga.us

The Georgia K-12 CTO Council was formed in 2004 to assist Georgia’s K-12 school districts in understanding how to plan for the use and successful implementation of educational and administrative technology and advocate for improved student learning and administrative efficiency. Georgia K-12 CTO officially became a CoSN chapter in November 2006. The membership consists of K-12 chief technology officers (CTOs) and technology directors at the school district level.

Illinois

Illinois

Illinois Educational Technology Leaders (IETL)

Officers:
Phil Morris, Kane County Regional Office of Education, President
Craig Williams, U-46, Vice President
Maureen Chertow-Miller, Winnetka SD 36, Secretary
Nancy Battaglia, Skokie SD 68, Co-Treasurer
Chris Budzynski, Huntley CUSD 158, Co-Treasurer
Tony Inglese, Batavia USD 101, Past President
 
Contact: Phil Morris, pmorris@kaneroe.org
 
Founded in August 2014, the Illinois Educational Technology Leaders is the premier professional association for school technology leaders in Illinois. IETL is committed to connecting members, supporting professional advancement, and promoting professionalism in school technology leadership.
 
IETL was created through the combination of two professional organizations: Illinois Chief Technology Officers (ILCTO) and the Education Technology Council of Illinois (ETC-IL).
 

Indiana

Indiana

Indiana Chief Technology Officer Council

Officers:

Adela Dickey, Chair
Director of Technology, Northwest Allen County Schools

Rob Tidrow, Chair Elect
Chief Operations Officer, Richmond Community Schools

Stacy Mauser, Secretary
Chief Operations Officer, Evansville Vanderburgh Schools

Jay Drew, Treasurer
Director of Technology, Portage Township Schools

Jason Bailey, Executive Board Member
Senior eLearning Strategist, Indiana Department of Education

Tom Ashley, Past Chair
Director of Technology, Huntington County Community School Corporation

Pete Just, Ex-Officio Member
Chief Technology Officer, M.S.D. of Wayne Township

Mike Jamerson, Ex-Officio Member
Director of Technology, Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation

Contact: Adela Dickey, adela.dickey@nacs.k12.in.us

Indiana CTO Council was formed in 2009 to establish a CoSN state chapter. The chapter's purpose is to enhance the skill set for chief technology officers in Indiana school districts through professional development and effective use of technology to enhance teaching and learning. The Indiana Chief Technology Officer Council was approved in October 2009 as CoSN's 11th state chapter.

Louisiana

Louisiana

Louisiana Chief Technology Officers’ Association (LA-CTO)

Officers:
Sheryl Abshire, Chair
 
Contact: Sheryl Abshire at sheryl.abshire@cpsb.org

LA-CTO became a CoSN State Chapter in 2006, as the mission of both LACRU and CoSN aligned. Our ultimate goal is to achieve significant and increasing improvement in the understanding of technology and to have available the more specific information and technical training necessary to all those who would beneficially apply technology in their endeavors:

  1. To participate in the coordination of activities relating to the educational use of technology.
    • To encourage the formation of, and support of, local groups concerned with educational uses of technology.
    • To interact with local, state, and national agencies to establish guidelines concerning the use of technology in education.
  2. To promote equal opportunity for all students to enjoy the potential benefits and enrichment of instruction that is afforded by technology.
     
  3. To promote the development of programs and standards for the training of those involved in technology related education.
     
  4. To provide for the sharing and exchanging of ideas, techniques, research, materials, and procedures for use in educational technology.
     
  5. To provide representation of members’ viewpoints in the formulation of laws and regulations, and to cooperate with the State Department of Education, the state legislature and other governmental agencies in matters relating to technology in education.
     

Maryland

Maryland

Maryland K-12 CIO Council

Officers:

The Maryland K-12 CIO Council, a free-standing organization created by CIOs in the state of Maryland, formed CoSN's second chapter in December of 2005.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Educational Technology Administrators Association (METAA)

Officers:
Michael Minihane, Board President
Theresa Jay, Vice President
Loretta Cannistraci, Secretary
Ted Dubsky, Treasurer

Chapter Contact: Mike Minihane at mminihane@ndahingham.com

METAA's goal is to advocate for and support the vision, policies, practices and funding for technology within the educational technology community. METAA was approved by the CoSN Board of Directors in October 2008.

Minnesota

Minnesota

TIES

Officers:
Mary Mehsikomer, CETL
 
Contact: Mary Mehsikomer mary.mehsikomer@ties.k12.mn.us

The purpose of the Minnesota CoSN Chapter will be to:

  1. Advocate and provide for professional development opportunities for education technology coordinators, administrators, and other interested educators in Minnesota
  2. Provide a community of practice and personal learning network for Minnesota education technology coordinators and other interested educators
  3. Support education technology leaders in providing visionary leadership, sound research, and best practices resources to assist them in their daily work
  4. Leverage the capacity of Minnesota education technology leaders to grow professionally, mentor others in the field, and build a cadre of expertise that can benefit all Minnesota schools
 

Missouri

Missouri

Missouri Educational Technology Leaders (METL)

Officers:
David Liss, CETL, Nixa R-II, Chair
Trey Katzer, Liberty 52, Chair-Elect
Charles Brazeale, St. Charles R-VI, Treasurer
Bob Dillon, Affton, Secretary
Rick Green, Springfield R-XII, Past Chair
Tony Arbisi, Belton 124, At-Large Member (1)
Will Blaylock, Rockwood R-VI, At-Large Member (2)
Eric Nicklas, MOREnet, Ex Officio (Non-voting seat)

In June of 2011, The Missouri Educational Technology Leaders (METL) became the 13th CoSN state chapter. The goal of METL will be to assist Missouri school districts in understanding how to plan for the use and successful implementation of information technology to improve student learning, advocate for educational technology needs, and promote the development of leadership skills for educational technology professionals.

Montana

Montana

Montana Educational Technologists Association (META)

Officers:
META CoSN Council:
Russ Hendrickson, Chair
Rich Lawrence, Chair-Elect
Brian Norwood, Secretary

Regional Directors:
Kelly Veis and Travis Baumann: Hi Line Region
Jeredene Mayfield and David Dobbins: North Central Region
Glenn Wehe: Northwest Region
Deanna Flemmer: Western Region
Mindy Obert and Brad Somers: 4 Rivers Region
Mark Branger: South Central Region
John Jensen: Central Region
Branson Rogers: South East Region
Anita Freeman: Northeast Region

Contact: Dr. Kirk Miller, Executive Director, samkm@sammt.org

The Montana chapter was formed in 2016 and is managed and supported by the Montana Educational Technologists Association (META), established in 2012, and the School Administrators of Montana (SAM).  The association's mission is as follows: "Educational technologists united for the purpose of advocating for and supporting the visions, policies, practices, and funding for technology within all aspects of teaching, learning, and professional productivity."

New Hampshire

New Hampshire

New Hampshire CTO Council

Officers:
Joshua Olstad, Chair
Pam McLeod, Past Chair
Kyle Hancock, Chair Elect
Nancy Rose, NHSTE Liaison
Heidi Unger, Secretary
Deb Boisvert, Treasurer
 
Contact: Joshua Olstad, jolstad@orcsd.org
 
The New Hampshire CTO Council is a sub-organization of NHSTE focusing on district leadership. NHSTE’s Mission is “to inspire teaching and learning by making connections among people, programs, and resources that build and support the use of technology within the educational community. NHSTE provides a structure for linking educators across the state to share the effective application of emerging technologies in New Hampshire schools.” As such, NHSTE feels that becoming a CoSN State Chapter will provide K-12 technology leaders in New Hampshire with valuable management, technology planning, and community building resources.
 

New Jersey

New Jersey

New Jersey - Educational Technology Leaders (NJ-ETL)

Officers:
Alex J Podchaski, CETL, Director of Technology, Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, Chair
Barry Haines, Director of Technology, Montclair Public Schools, Co-Chair
Sarah Rolle, Director of Technology, The Elisabeth Morrow School
Robert Winston, Director of Technology, Millburn Public Schools
Bill Freitas, Director of Technology, The Lawrenceville School
Terry Pilitzer, Communications and Technology Coordinator­Supervisor, Colts Neck Township  School District
Pat Young, Technology Coordinator, Fair Haven School District
Joe Borchard, Director of Technology, Wayne Township Public Schools
Sandra Paul, Chief Technology Officer, Sayreville Board of Education
John Abdelmalak, Director of Technology, School District of the Chathams

Contact: Alex J. Podchaski or Barry Haines

NJETL, the New Jersey Educational Technology Leaders, was organized in the fall of 2015, and became the 26th CoSN State Chapter. The purpose of the chapter is to empower New Jersey K-12 technology leaders with the goal of increasing leadership capacity through CETL Certification and other CoSN resources. NJETL is currently working on creating an independent non-profit organization that will provide means for connecting educational technology leaders, promoting professional advancement opportunities for education technology leaders, and collaborating with other leadership and educational technology organizations in around the area to support ed tech leadership practices.
 

New Mexico

New Mexico

NMSTE CoSN Council

Officers:
Tom Ryan, President
Vacant, President-elect
Vacant, Secretary
Susie Bussman, Treasurer
Vacant, At-large
 
Contact: Tom Ryan, ryan.tomaps@gmail.com

NMSTE Mission: To ensure the success for all students by serving as a state wide network of individuals seeking to improve teaching and learning by advancing the effective use of technology in education.

The New Mexico state chapter was approved by the CoSN Board in October of 2005.

New York

New York

New York State Association for Computers and Technology in Education (NYSCATE)

Officers:
Amy Perry-DelCorvo, CoSN Representative and Executive Director

Contact: aperry02@rochester.rr.com

New York became a CoSN State Chapter in June 2013 and is the association’s 16th state chapter nationwide. Led by the New York State Association for Computers and Technology in Education (NYSCATE), the chapter is charged with advancing the role of district technology leadership and transformative learning environments across the state.

North Carolina

North Carolina

North Carolina Technology In Education Society (NCTIES)

Officers:

NCTIES CoSN Council Officers:

Scott Smith, Chair
Marlo Gaddis, Chair-Elect
Aaron Slutsky, Secretary
Melanie Honeycutt, Treasurer 

Contact: Scott Smith, scott.smith@ncties.org

The NCTIES CoSN Council, organized in the Fall of 2016, is a subcommittee of the North Carolina Technology in Education Society. The purposes of the chapter are to advocate for the professional development of education technology directors, administrators, and leaders of North Carolina; elevate the professional practice of education technology leaders by coordinating and providing professional development, peer networking, and collaborative opportunities for members; support education technology leaders in providing visionary leadership, sound research, and best-in-class examples and case studies; and foster collaborative teams with other professions (e.g. curriculum, finance) to coordinate strategic leadership for North Carolina Local Education Agencies. The NCTIES CoSN Council is the ____ state chapter of CoSN.

North Carolina

North Carolina Technology In Education Society (NCTIES)

Officers:

NCTIES CoSN Council Officers:

Scott Smith, Chair
Marlo Gaddis, Chair-Elect
Aaron Slutsky, Secretary
Melanie Honeycutt, Treasurer 

Contact: Scott Smith, scott.smith@ncties.org

The NCTIES CoSN Council, organized in the Fall of 2016, is a subcommittee of the North Carolina Technology in Education Society. The purposes of the chapter are to advocate for the professional development of education technology directors, administrators, and leaders of North Carolina; elevate the professional practice of education technology leaders by coordinating and providing professional development, peer networking, and collaborative opportunities for members; support education technology leaders in providing visionary leadership, sound research, and best-in-class examples and case studies; and foster collaborative teams with other professions (e.g. curriculum, finance) to coordinate strategic leadership for North Carolina Local Education Agencies. The NCTIES CoSN Council is the 25th state chapter of CoSN.

Northwest (Oregon/Washington)

Northwest (Oregon/Washington)

Northwest CoSN Chapter

Officers:
CTO  Council  Board  Members
Allan Miedema, President
Joe Morelock, President Elect
Steve Langford, Past President
Susan Barnard, Secretary
Bob Silva, Treasurer

Contact: Steve Langford, steve@acpenw.org
 
The purpose of the ACPE CTO Council is to:
 
  • Provide an interactive and engaging forum for educational IT professionals in Oregon and Washington to share knowledge and skills on best practices, emerging trends, and technologies pertinent to serving and supporting the K-12 environment.
  • Advocate for professional development of education technology directors, CTOs, administrators, and leaders in Oregon and Washington.
  • Elevate the professional practice of education technology by coordinating and providing peer networking and collaborative opportunities for members.
  • Support education technology leaders in providing visionary leadership, sound research, and examples of best practices.
To learn more about ACPE and our CoSN State Chapter activities, click here.

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications & Technology (PAECT)

Officers:
Ed McKaveney, CETL, CoSN PA Chapter Co-Chair
Mary Beth Hengelbrok, President
Ann Noonen, Vice President
Ron Bennett, Treasurer
Linda LaCoe, Recording Secretary
Mike Baker, Corresponding Secretary

Contact: Ed McKaveney, mckaveneye@ht-sd.org

PAECT is a dynamic professional organization offering leadership and networking opportunities to professionals throughout the Commonwealth by nurturing the exchange of ideas, information, resources, and emerging developments in current technology issues.

Tennessee

Tennessee

Tennessee Educational Technology Association (TETA)

Officers:
Joan Gray, Executive Director
Andy Arnold, Chair
Brad Luna, Vice-Chair
Michael Crewse, Treasurer
Terri Haviland, Secretary

Contact: Joan Gray, joan.gray62@gmail.com

TETA is a professional association committed to promoting educational technology in classrooms throughout Tennessee. TETA became a CoSN state chapter in 2012.

Texas

Texas

Texas K-12 CTO Council

Officers:
Alice Owen, CETL, Executive Director
Lewis Wynn, CETL, Chair
Adam Feind, Chair Elect
Karen Fuller, CETL, Past Chair
Barbara Brown, Treasurer
Hedda Alexander, CETL, Secretary
 
Contact: Dr. Alice Owen at txctocouncil@gmail.com or 972-672-3254 for more information.

The Texas K-12 CTO Council, a free-standing organization created by CTOs in the state of Texas in 2003, was CoSN's first chapter. Their petition to the CoSN Board launched the process of creating state chapters.

Virginia

Virginia

VSTE CoSN Council

Officers:
Dr. Karen Richardson, Executive Director
Barb Gruber, CETL, Chair
Anita Harris, Vice Chair
Louis McDonald, Secretary
 
Contact: Karen Richardson, karen_richardson@vste.org

The VSTE CoSN Council, organized in the Spring of 2014, is a subcommittee of the Virginia Society for Technology in Education. The purposes of the chapter are to advocate for the professional development of education technology directors, administrators, and leaders of Virginia; elevate the professional practice of education technology leaders by coordinating and providing professional development, peer networking, and collaborative opportunities for members; support education technology leaders in providing visionary leadership, sound research, and best-in-class examples and case studies; and foster collaborative teams with other professions (e.g. curriculum, finance) to coordinate strategic leadership for Virginia school divisions. The VSTE CoSN Council is the 18th state chapter of CoSN.

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Educational Technology Leaders (WETL)

Officers:
Nathan Mielke, CETL, Chairperson, (Hartford Union School District)
Kelly Hoyland, Chair-Elect, (School District of the Menomonie Area)
David Gundlach, Secretary, (Oshkosh Area School District)
Jim Hawbaker, Treasurer, (Appleton Area School District)
Janice Mertes, State Education Dept. Representative (non voting)
Robert Smiley, At-Large Membership, (Janesville School District)
Brian Casey, At-Large Membership, (Stevens Point School District)
 
Contact: Kelly Hoyland
 
Wisconsin became a CoSN State Chapter in June 2013 and is the association’s 17th state chapter nationwide. The chapter represents leaders from 14 school districts across the state. They are committed to advancing the role of district technology leadership and transformative learning environments across the state.  

Wisconsin chapter members are involved in all aspects of the education technology profession through committees including the Membership Committee, Influence Committee, Public Relations Committee, and Professional Learning and Leadership Committee.