OKLAHOMA TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION
Ballots will be sent electronically to voting members on October 26th.
Item 1- Organizational Name change
The OTA Board proposes a change of the organizational name from from OTA to OKSTE - Oklahoma Society for Technology in Education. As we reimagine our organization to meet our members' needs better, we desire to make our name more inclusive and align our organization more closely with ISTE in name, philosophy, and practice.
Item 2- Constitutional Changes
The OTA Board proposes adoption of a revised constitution. The revision to the constituion modernizes the structures of the organization and focuses on defining the structure of the organization rather than including the day to day operations.
Item 3- Election of Board Members
The OTA Board presents the following nominations for open seats. Each member is installed for a 3-year term.
Northwest Quadrant (2 openings)
Ashley Weibling- Garber (i)
Ashley is in her 20th year of teaching and has taught in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Kansas. She currently is the media specialist, district test coordinator, district curriculum director, E-rate specialist and virtual school director for Garber Public Schools. She loves working with teachers, students and parents on ways technology can enhance education. Serving on the board of directors for OTA would be an honor and a privilege.
Adam Rogers- OKC
Adam Rogers has been in public education for 10 years now. With 3 years as a Business Teacher at Capitol Hill HS in Oklahoma City Public Schools. With 7 years as an Technology Coordinator for the CTE teachers in the OKCPS district. This position has allowed him to help the CTE teacher get the tools they need to do their jobs. He has been responsible for handling everything from Professional Development to Evaluations of Programs to Purchasing Supplies and Equipment and making sure that all the teachers function without struggles. He is also an integral part of the organizing team for EdCampOKC. As an educator, Rogers holds a B.S. degree from Mid-America Christian University and M.A. degree from Southern Nazarene University in Educational Leadership. After taking 12 years to get his degree and after numerous jobs in a wide range of fields. Adam has found his passion.
Northeast Quadrant (1 opening)
Todd Borland- Union (i)
Todd Borland began working for Union Public Schools in 1999. He was named executive director of Information Technology in 2013. Borland earned his Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) in 1999. He started with the district providing network and desktop support for the beginning stages of the wide-area network. Since 1999, Borland has helped design and implement the ever-expanding network and computer base installation. Borland earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern State University and a master’s degree in school administration from Northeastern State University.
Shawn Beard- Sand Springs
Shawn Beard is the Executive Director of Teaching & Learning at Sand Springs Schools. He has been in education since 1996 and holds a BS in Education and a Masters in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on Technology Integration. Through his Techy Coach website, he shares tech tips and best practices learned over the years as a teacher, administrator and Google certified trainer.
June Gerred- Glenpool
June has been with Glenpool Public schools for a total of 20 years. Her career with Glenpool started in the classroom teaching music, then early childhood and elementary classes. In the classroom, her love of technology as a tool to enhance and expand learning opened a broader world to her students and provided them creative ways build skills to demonstrate their knowledge. She has served her district as the Director of Instructional Technology and Data Analytics for the past 14 years.
Southwest Quadrant (2 openings)
Tyler Bridges- Clinton
Tyler Bridges currently serves as the Superintendent for Clinton Public Schools. Prior to that he was the Associate Director for School and Community Partnerships for the K20 Center for Educational and Community Renewal. He has been in the field of public education for 16 years in the capacity of an English Language Arts teacher, Principal, Assistant Superintendent, and Superintendent. Mr. Bridges holds degrees from the University of Central Oklahoma, Southern Nazarene University, and is a Doctoral student at the University of Oklahoma.
Curtis Shahan- Comanche
Curtis has been supporting technology for schools and businesses in the North Texas and Southern Oklahoma region for over 25 years. He's a champion for technology in the classroom and in the hands of students. He's also a widely used coach and trainer. No matter the obstacles, his goal is to keep moving forward.
Brian Morris- Canute
This is Brian's eighth year in education. He is currently the Director of Technology, Robotics, and Esports for Canute Public Schools. He teaches 5 hours a day consisting of Esports and Robotics as well as maintaining all of the district technology. He absolutely loves his job, and he can't wait to see what the future holds.
Southeast Quadrant (2 openings)
Jun Kim- Moore (i)
Jun Kim took the reins as Director of Technology in 2013. Kim is responsible for the redesign and implementation of the ever-expanding IT needs for a district of 25,000 students, 2000 staff, and 36 instructional sites. Kim started in Moore and worked for Edmond Public Schools and Norman Public Schools as a science teacher and coach. He retuned back to Moore Public Schools in 2002 as an assistant principal. He has spent over 24 years in education and his mission to care, commit, and to changes the lives of his students by creating connections has not changed. Kim earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Science Education and a master’s degree in school administration from the University of Oklahoma and has served over 28 years in the Oklahoma Air National Guard.
Scott Hazelwood- Mid-Del
Scott was a high school math teacher for over 18 years in Oklahoma and Kansas. He left the classroom to pursue a PhD in Educational Technology. After completion he moved into higher education for a few years and now he is back in K12 as the Executive Director of Technology in Mid-Del and "loving every minute of it. I get help people use technology as part of teaching and learning. I am also a positive disruptor - we should never keep doing things because we have always done them that way."
Bobby Alexander- Davis
Bobby is a proud servant to the Davis Public School district since Nov 1st of 2017. In that short time, he has brought Broadcast Media, Esports, student run helpdesk system, 1:1 Chromebook Deployment all while being a single man shop. His goal is to push the envelope to better assist the teachers and students as long as he possibly can.
Doug Brown- Idabel
Doug was a Business Computer Applications teacher for 15 years before moving into administration. This is his 8th year as the superintendent at Idabel and his focus has been to provide the same tools to their low-income, rural students as the larger, wealthier school districts. They are on our 3rd year as a 1:1 school with the fastest Internet connection in our area. Idabel continues to lead the way in driving innovation with Makerspaces in every building and creating new programs for student led content creation for our website and social media pages. Idabel strives to "Prepare Champions for Life!"