About Us

Our Mission

To lead, develop, and support technologists and education organizations to foster student success.


California IT in Education is a not-for-profit, professional membership association supporting the IT Professionals working in schools. Our members are the dedicated individuals supporting hardware, software, help desk, data, WiFi, providing training, and installing and maintaining the infrastructure as technology used in schools in now part of the Internet of Things (IoT).

We are dedicated to providing high quality resources, professional learning, and a strong support community to our members. CITE was established in 1960 as as the California Educational Data Processing Association (CEDPA). In 2003, the name was changed to California Educational Technology Professionals Association (CETPA). The organization has refocused on the IT Professionals, at all levels, working in California schools. To that end, we renamed again in 2019 to California IT in Education (CITE).

Core Values

Leadership – We believe that technology leadership is essential.

Advocacy – We believe Advocacy facilitates and accelerates change.

Learning – We believe technology can enhance learning. Learning is ongoing and lasts a lifetime.

Community – We believe a strong community enables the abilities of all of its members. There exists in our community the talent to solve any problem.

CITE is a California non-profit 501(c)6 organization as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Our Board of Directors are elected by ballot at the association's Annual Conference.

CITE is governed by a 12-member Board of Directors consisting of officers including President, President-elect, Past President, Secretary and Treasurer, along with seven other Directors At-Large.

Read our 2021 Annual Report

Please watch this Informative video, made during our 50th year, to learn more about CITE's history.