CoSN today announced the association’s 2017-2018 Board of Directors. CoSN elected its new board ahead of the 2017 Annual Conference, which begins Monday, April 3 in Chicago.
Comprising 15 education and private sector leaders nationwide, the board supports CoSN’s membership nationwide and the association’s overall strategic mission. Each board officer and member serves three-year terms.
“The CoSN Board of Directors is committed to advancing the association’s goals and helping CoSN member districts achieve modern learning settings,” said CoSN Chair Tom Ryan, CIO of Sante Fe Schools and Founder and CEO of eLearn Institute. “We extend our deep appreciation to the retiring board members and proudly welcome our new member, Dr. Valerie Truesdale with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. We look forward to continuing to strengthen CoSN’s impact and reach in America’s communities this year.”
The 2017-2018 Board of Directors follows:
  • Tom Ryan, Board Chair, CISO of Santa Fe Schools and Founder and CEO of eLearn Institute, Albuquerque, NM
  • Mike Jamerson, Immediate Past Chair, and Director of Technology, Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation, Columbus, IN
  • Donna Williamson, Secretary, and Technology Director, Mountain Brook City Board of Education, Birmingham, AL
  • Vicki Lyons, Treasurer, and Technology Services Director, School District of La Crosse, La Crosse, WI
Board Members
  • Sheryl Abshire, Chief Technology Officer, Calcasieu Parish Public Schools, Lake Charles, LA
  • Keith Bockwoldt, Director of Technology Services, Township High School District 214, Arlington Heights, IL
  • Michael Flood, Vice President, Strategy, Kajeet Inc., Raleigh, NC
  • Pete Just, CETL, Chief Technology Officer, MSD of Wayne Township, Indianapolis, IN*
  • Lillian Kellogg, Senior Vice President, Client Services, Education Networks of America, Nashville, TN
  • Steve Langford, Chief Information Officer, Beaverton School District, Beaverton, OR
  • Nicholas Mirisis, VP of Marketing, Dude Solutions, Cary, NC*
  • Lenny Schad, Chief Information Officer, Houston ISD, Houston, TX*
  • Melissa Tebbenkamp, CETL, Director of Instructional Technology, Raytown Quality Schools, Raytown, MO
  • Jean Tower, Past Chair, Director of Media and Digital Learning, Needham Public Schools Needham, MA
  • Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Chief of Technology, Personalization and Engagement, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Charlotte, NC**
*At-large member of the Executive Committee
**Newly elected member
Learn more about the CoSN Board of Directors at:
CoSN 2017 Annual Conference: CoSN kicks off its 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago on Monday, April 3. Themed “Invent the Future,” the conference marks CoSN’s 25th anniversary and will look to the future on ways to spur innovation and help school leaders advance personalized learning, digital equity and accessibility for all students. Visit for more information and follow the event on Twitter at #CoSN17.