Our Committees

Committees


The purpose of CITE’s committees is to expand the resources to help with CITE’s work. Committees also create a pathway for members to become leaders of the organization and possibly be elected to serve on the Board of Directors. Committees help engage membership and create transparency for the organization’s processes. The CITE Board of Directors oversees all committees. Board members and staff members participate in various committees and task forces throughout the year. Task forces are usually a subset of a committee, created to address one or more programs that CITE has established. Requirements and membership for each committee will be different but there are several policies that apply to all committees and task forces.

All committee and task force work must be driven by CITE’s vision, mission, and core values:

Shaping the Future of Education Through Technology

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

Learn more about each committee below. 

Purpose: The Conference Committee assists in the planning and execution of the organization’s annual conference at the direction of the Director of Education and Events.

 

Membership(6):
Director of Education & Events (Chair)
Director at Large (1) annual assignment
Members(4)

Term limits: 2-year term limits. Volunteer must step down for a period of one-year after the term has expired.

 

Meeting Frequency:

January: Registration price, keynote
April: Select sessions
June, July, or August: session updates, special events, solicit raffle donations
September or October: site walk, final details

Required Skill Set:
Able to commit the time: meetings, session reviews, additional tasks.
Must have attended at least 2 conferences (not necessarily consecutive).
Must be a member – not required to be in a leader position but need to have organizational support to serve.
Must demonstrate volunteer experience in our conference.
Adhere to Code of Conduct.

Current Committee Members:

  • Chair: Touda Bentatou, CITE
  • CITE Staff: Laurel Nava, CITE
  • CITE Staff: Sokie Hul, CITE
  • CITE Board Member: DeWayne Cossey, Vista Unified School District
  • CITE Member: Rachel Yochum, Apple Valley Unified School District
  • CITE Member: Chris Clark, El Monte Union High School District
  • CITE Member: Donnie Trimm
  • CITE Member: Steve Monahan, Butte County Office of Education

Purpose: The Education Programs Committee provides input on CITE education programs including startup, dissolution, curate, budget, help recruit participants.

Membership (5):
Director of Education & Events (chair)
Board of Director Member
Member – in a lead IT role
Member – IT staff
Member – K-12 staff, non IT if possible

 Term limits: 2-year term limits. Volunteer must step down for a period of one-year after the term has expired.

Meeting Frequency: 4 meetings per year, quarterly.

Required Skill Set:Must display interest in our educational programs, help set vision, understand the relevant topics for training needed. Agrees to Code of Conduct.

Purpose: The Member Engagement Committee advises on the value of membership, benefits, vet and presents new ideas for members, ideas to promote membership, finding partners, make recommendations to other committees, receive ideas and make recommendations for regional groups, four members are also required to serve as the CITE Awards task force to review and rate nominations that then are sent to the BOD for decision.

Membership:
Community Engagement & Publications Specialist (Chair)
Membership and Event Coordinator
Board of Director Member (1)
Members (6):
Active members of a regional group in the northern region (2)
Active members of a regional group in the central region (2)
Active members of a regional group in the southern region (2)

Term limits: 1-year term limits with an potential to continue for another 2 years. Volunteer must step down for a period of one-year after the term has expired.

Meeting Frequency: Meets at least three (3) times per year.

Required Skill Set: Demonstrated understanding of multiple social media platforms, desire to serve, and agrees to Code of Conduct. Membership and experience in other nonprofit associations or trade associations are a plus.

The Member Engagement Committee has two Task Forces:
Awards Task Force
Technology Task Force

RESOURCE PROGRAMS

Purpose: The Resource Programs Committee provides feedback on current programs and presents ideas and does research for additional programs. Members will be responsible for getting feedback from regional groups and other member groups on any resource program. Make recommendations to program revisions, RFP work, interviews, recommend selections. Attend special events, such as road shows as available, help guide support topics for webinars and conference sessions

Membership(4):
Resource Programs Specialist (Chair)
Board of Director Member
Member (2)

Term limits: 2-year term limits. Volunteer must step down for a period of one-year after the term has expired.
Special consideration for 2020: to ensure an offset of member volunteers from year to year, one member will be asked to serve only a one-year term.

Meeting Frequency: Meets at least three (3) times per year.

Required Skill Set: Demonstrated experience with one or more of CITE’s resource programs. Desire to serve and agrees to the Code of Conduct.

TASK FORCES

Task Forces are temporary committees set up to complete a specific ad targeted purpose. Task Forces are setup as subsidiaries of permanent committees. Task Force members do not have to be members of the overseeing committee, but the chair of the committee is responsible for ensure the task force completes its work.

ADVOCACY

Purpose: The Advocacy task force will be convened as needed. Projects may include participating in CITE’s annual lobby day, testify in hearings in Sacramento, Call To Action campaigns, and participation at the national level.

Committee: Advocacy

AWARDS

Purpose: CITE’s awards program congratulates and celebrates CITE members, partners, and others for the work they do and the accomplishments they’ve made to the education community. Awards are given annually according to the awards calendar approved by the CITE Board of Directors. Some awards may not be given if a suitable winner is not found.

 

Committee: Member Engagementtask force completes its work.

TECHNOLOGY

Purpose: The Technology Task Force will be utilized throughout the year when a specific technology-based issue arises. This may be a community-wide issue or an internal issue for CITE.

Committee: Member Engagement

Conference Committee Members

Touda Bentatou
Touda Bentatou
Director of Member Engagement & Marketing CITE (916)917-3873
CITE Staff & Chair
Laurel Nava
Laurel Nava
Director of Education & Partnerships CITE (916)704-0898
CITE Staff
DeWayne Cossey
DeWayne Cossey
Director of Information Technology Vista Unified School District (760)726-2170
CITE Board Representative
Christopher Clark
Director of TSS Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District (707)399-1200
CITE Member
Steve Monahan
Director of Technology Butte County Office of Education
CITE Member
Donald Morrison
Donald Morrison
CCTO Chief Technology Officer Sierra Sands Unified School District
CITE Member
Rachel Yochum
Database Systems Analyst Apple Valley Unified School District (760)247-8001
CITE Member

Education Programs Committee Members

Laurel Nava
Laurel Nava
Director of Education & Partnerships CITE (916)704-0898
CITE Staff & Chair
Brianne Ford
Brianne Ford
Assistant Superintendent, Information Technology Irvine Unified School District 9499365060
CITE Board Representative
Todd Freer
CCTO Network Engineer Woodland Joint Unified School District (530)406-3103
CITE Member
Ryan Johnson
Chief Technology Officer Rocklin Unified School District (916)276-0806
CITE Member
Rob Perry
Network Administrator Carmel Unified School District (831)624-1546
CITE Member

Member Engagement Committee Members

Touda Bentatou
Touda Bentatou
Director of Member Engagement & Marketing CITE (916)917-3873
CITE Staff & Chair
Antonio Romayor, Jr.
Antonio Romayor, Jr.
CCTO, CCIO, M.Ed. Chief Operations Officer Imperial County Office of Education
CITE Board Representative
Lisa DeLapo
Lisa DeLapo
CCTO Director of Information and Instructional Tech Union School District
CITE Member
Joe Ayala
Director of Technology Santa Clara Unified School District (408)423-2092
CITE Member
Matt Pauls
Information Technology Coordinator Grizzly Challenge Charter School (805)594-6648
CITE Member
Patrick Sawyer
Lead IT/Teacher Kern High School District (661)827-3100
CITE Member
David H Soto
David H Soto
Chief Technology Officer La Habra City School District (562)690-2316
CITE Member
Jason Buchanan
Director, Information Technology Apple Valley Unified School District (760)247-8001
CITE Member

Resource Programs Committee Members

Libbi Nelson
Libbi Nelson
Director of Resource Programs CITE (916)306-0231
CITE Staff & Chair
Matt Penner
Matt Penner
Director of Information & Instructional Technology Val Verde Unified School District
CITE Board Representative
Dave Bertelsen
Director - Technology Victor Valley Union High School District (760)955-3200
CITE Member
Terry Loftus
Terry Loftus
Assistant Superintendent & CIO, SDCOE San Diego County Office of Education 858-290-5645
CITE Member

Awards Task Force

Antonio Romayor, Jr.
Antonio Romayor, Jr.
CCTO, CCIO, M.Ed. Chief Operations Officer Imperial County Office of Education
CITE Board Representative
Joe Ayala
Director of Technology Santa Clara Unified School District (408)423-2092
CITE Member
Jason Buchanan
Director, Information Technology Apple Valley Unified School District (760)247-8001
CITE Member
Michael Harte
Michael Harte
MBA-IT Management Client Systems Administrator San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
CITE Member
Justin Norcross
CTO Inyo County Office of Education
CITE Member
Matt Pauls
Information Technology Coordinator Grizzly Challenge Charter School (805)594-6648
CITE Member
Kenneth Richter
Engineer Kern County Superintendent of Schools
CITE Member
Patrick Sawyer
Lead IT/Teacher Kern High School District (661)827-3100
CITE Member
David H Soto
David H Soto
Chief Technology Officer La Habra City School District (562)690-2316
CITE Member
Rachel Yochum
Database Systems Analyst Apple Valley Unified School District (760)247-8001
CITE Member

Technology Task Force

Eric Calderon
Eric Calderon
Chief Technology Officer Riverside County Office of Education
CITE Board Representative
Antonio Romayor, Jr.
Antonio Romayor, Jr.
CCTO, CCIO, M.Ed. Chief Operations Officer Imperial County Office of Education
CITE Board Representative
Justin Norcross
CTO Inyo County Office of Education
CITE Member
Carlos Salazar
Director of Technology and Innovation King-Chavez Neighborhood of Schools
CITE Member
Russ Selken
Russ Selken
Chief Technology Officer Modesto City Schools (209)492-4109
CITE Member