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Chairs or Co-Chairs

Rod Russeau, Amy McLaughlin

Committee Members

Staff Liason

Jill Brown

CoSN’s EdTech Leadership Survey consistently identifies cybersecurity as a top priority for school system IT Leaders.  The CoSN Cybersecurity advisory seeks to support school leaders in their efforts to support school system leaders, including technology leaders, to protect their networks and provide information security, analyze their current status, and validate what they are doing well.  Members of the committee share their knowledge and expertise in a number of ways including contributing to ongoing conversations and creation of CoSN resources as well as identifying districts who might serve as exemplars for their work. The group meets monthly for a 1-hour meeting with some occasional time for subgroup discussions or input asynchronously. The committee meets remotely once a month for an hour. 


Project Director Amy McLaughlin CoSN (OR)
Staff Liaison Jill Brown CoSN (NM)
Staff Carla Wade CoSN (OR)
Staff Keith Krueger CoSN (DC)
Board Liasion Don Ringelstein Maine Township 207 (IL)
Board Liasion Lorrie Owens San Mateo County Office of Education (CA)
Member Evan Abramson Morris-Union Jointure Commission
Member Chris Bailey Edmonds School District
Member Jim Batson Fenton Community High School District 100
Member Shawn Beard Red Lion Area School District
Member Keith Bockwoldt Hinsdale Township High School District 86
Member Will Brackett Oak Park Elementary School District 97
Member Preeti Burns Houston Independent School District
Member Jennifer Clouser Auburn School District #408
Member James Costello Katy ISD
Member Doug Couture South Windsor Public Schools
Member Tony Dotts Community High School District 99
Member Jacque Fewin Lubbock-Cooper ISD (TX)
Member Bill Fritz Chapter- OH (Learn21)
Member David Gee Bedford Central School District
Member Jason Hecock Northwest Region (META)
Member John Heffernan Tipperary ETB (Ireland)
Member Frankie Jackson Texas Education Technology Leaders
Member Gary Lackey Goose Creek CISD
Member Mark Leslie Richland County School District One
Member Benjamin Leung Spring ISD
Member Brendan Lovelady Vestavia Hills City Schools
Member Ed McKaveney Hampton Township School District
Member Mac McMillian Beaverton School District
Member Thomas Molina Corpus Christi Independent School District
Member Corey OConnor Montgomery County Education Service Center
Member David Peterson Independence Charter School
Member Neal Richardson School Administrative Unit #34 (Hillsboro-Deering School Board SAU #34)
Member Bryan Ruzenski Chester County Intermediate Unit
Member Kristy Sailors Eanes ISD
Member David Sanders Mesa Public Schools
Member Dustin Shadbolt Rossville Consolidate School District
Member Jerry Smith Silver Creek School Corporation
Member Melissa Tebbenkamp Privacy Consultant
Member Roger Thaine Gates Chili Central School District
Sponsor Eli Garcia MalwareBytes