Award Recipient - Technology Leader: Jonas Lundgren
Jonas Lundgren is the Director of Technical Services at San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools (SBCSS). He has worked in the technology field for over 30 years and the educational environment with SBCSS for the last 25 years. Most of his experience is with network infrastructure, and he's worked closely with K12HSN/CENIC over the years to ensure high-speed connectivity for the school districts in San Bernardino County. In 2019, he completed CITE's CTOM program, and the knowledge he gained from the program is instrumental in my daily guidance of the technology team at SBCSS. He's a firm believer in teamwork and collaboration, and through collective intelligence, his team is providing secure and efficient solutions with a focus on improvements for their students and staff.
How long have you been in your current role and how did you get there?
"For almost five years, I have been the director of Technical Services at San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools (SBCSS). I started working with SBCSS as a Network Specialist in the summer of 1998 and moved through the ranks over the last twenty-five years. I'm not sure how I got here, but I know it would never have happened without the mentoring, guidance, and support from the fantastic technology team at SBCSS."
What's a recent win you've had at work?
"Enhanced security through implementing next-generation and co-managed security solutions and enacting continuous end-user security education and simulation scenarios."
How long have you been a CITE member? What is your favorite memory from a CITE event?
"The cohort 13 CTO Mentor Program graduation/award ceremony at the CITE conference."
What do you do in your limited free time?
"Biking, skiing, snowboarding, and spending time with family."
Are there any special shout outs you'd like to give to someone in your life or the CITE community who has made a special impact on you?
"Within the CITE community, Jeremy Powell, Vince Butler, David Thurston and Maggie Bunten are my role models and have allowed me to achieve milestones I could not have achieved without their guidance and support."
If someone is intimidated or reluctant to get involved with CITE, what advice would you give them?
"Nothing is intimidating about the CITE family, and if you are serious about advancing your career in technology within education, getting involved with CITE is your first step."
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