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Chairs or Co-Chairs

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. 


First Name Last Name Organization
Project Director Amy McLaughlin CoSN (OR)
Staff Liaison Jill Brown CoSN (NM)
Staff Carla Wade CoSN (OR)
Staff Keith Krueger CoSN (DC)
Board Liaison Holly Doe Regional School Unit 40 (ME)
Board Liaison Shahryar Khazei K-12 Ambasador Infosys
Member Gary Lackey Goose Creek CISD (TX)
Member Will Brackett Oak Park Elementary School District 97 (IL)
Member Alex Alex Blinder
Member Ana Ana Estrada Township High School District 214
Member Bryan Ruzenski Chester County Intermediate Unit (PA)
Strategic Partner Carlos Kizzee SVP, CIS Stakeholder Engagement Operations
Member Carol Phillips South Central Region (META)
Member Catherine Cahill Lyncourt Union Free School District
Member Chris Bailey Edmonds School District (WA)
Member Chris Rowbotham Siuslaw School District
Member Corey OConnor Montgomery County Education Service Center (OH)
Member David Peterson Retired
Member Doug Couture South Windsor Public Schools (CT)
Member Dustin Shadbolt Rossville Consolidate School District (IN)
Member Ed McKaveney Hampton Township School District (PA)
Member Frankie Jackson Texas Education Technology Leaders (TX)
Member Jacque Fewin Lubbock-Cooper ISD (TX)
Member James Costello Katy ISD (TX)
Member James Costello Katy ISD
Member Jarrette Dineen Guilford County Schools
Member Jason Hecock Northwest Region (META)
Member Jennifer Clouser Auburn School District #408 (WA)
Member John Heffernan Tipperary ETB (Ireland)
Strategic Partner Karen Sorady VP of MS-ISAC Member Engagement
Member Keith Bockwoldt Hinsdale Township High School District 86 (IL)
Member Lauren Lauren Owens Agua Fria Union High School District
Member Mac McMillian Beaverton School District (OR)
Member Mark Leslie Richland County School District One (SC)
Member Melissa Tebbenkamp Privacy Consultant (MO)
Member Michael Flood
Member Neal Richardson School Administrative Unit #34 (Hillsboro-Deering School Board SAU #34) (NH)
Member Preeti Burns Houston Independent School District (TX)
Member Shashi Buddula Wake County Public School System
Member Shawn Beard Red Lion Area School District (PA)
Member Sheryl Abshire
Member Tony Dotts Community High School District 99 (IL)
Member Jeremiah Jackson