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Dell Education Strategists

Dell Education Strategists

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Meet Our Education Strategy Teams

Our Education Strategy teams are former educators and industry specialists that have extensive background in both Higher Education and K-12 Education. Our teams can work with you to strategize transformative technology.

K-12 Education

Our K-12 Education Strategists are focused on teaching and learning. Their role is to help support school districts as they design transformational models to support the future readiness of students. Our strategists are former educators that have extensive background in successful implementation of technology and learning initiatives. Topics they have helped school systems plan and implement include:

  • Designing learning models and creating a common language
  • Defining the role tech plays in empowering the teaching and learning process
  • Developing professional learning plan
  • 1:1, BYOD, BYOT- Access Models
  • Digital content and the role and need for interoperability to foster student centered learning
  • Voice and choice in learning
  • Collaborative spaces and assets to operationalize learning environments to foster student centered learning

Higher Education

Our Higher Education Strategists are focused on the campus-wide uses of IT for academic, administrative, research, and the business of education. Our strategists have extensive background in successful implementation of technology and learning initiatives advocating for learning technology innovations that improve student success.Topics they can help institutions of all sizes plan and implement include:

  • Core Infrastructure and Campus Computing Technologies
  • Innovative Leadership Perspectives
  • Campus & Student engagement technology strategies
  • Learning Analytics
  • Technology-Enabled Approaches to Improve College Completion
  • Active Learning Spaces

 


Dell Education Strategists

Adam Garry

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Adam Garry
Adam Garry is a former elementary school teacher and is now Dell's Director of Global Education Strategy. He has presented at conferences around the world and published many articles on technology integration for several education magazines and has a strong following on Twitter. Over the past fifteen years, he has consulted in school districts on school transformation, professional learning, one-to-one, digital curriculum, personalized learning, project-based learning, curriculum and instruction, and leadership. He is the author of “Teaching the iGeneration” (2nd edition published July 2015), and “Personalized Learning Thorough Voice and Choice” (Published November 2017).

Matt Dacoli

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Matt Dacoli
Matt Dascoli is a former K12 science teacher and helped redefine his school district’s approach to professional learning, transitioned the 60,000 student district to Google, making its platform the primary creation tool for both its staff and students bodies and he was the lead architect behind the district’s deployment of 33,000 Chromebooks. Matt now supports Dell’s education customers seeking to deploy 1:1 initiatives.

Lauren Hobbs

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Lauren Hobbs
Lauren Hobbs, is a former educator with experience in district and school-based leadership around professional learning and the design of technology infused learning models. With expertise in leveraging curriculum, assessment and instructional assets to support problem based, student centered learning initiatives in a large school district, she continued to fuel her passion for STEM and creativity, as she designed programs to foster the development of 21st century skills using innovative assets for students of poverty. Her focus within the Dell Education team is on STEM, Innovation and Professional Learning.

Kim LeClaire

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Kim LeClaire
Kim LeClaire served school districts as a Director of Educational Technology. At her core, she is an educator with an elementary level focus and master’s degree in literacy. To deepen the usage of 1:1 devices, she led Blended Learning, STEM and professional learning. Kim’s efforts throughout her digital leadership were honored with the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) Making IT Happen award. This recognition identifies educators and leaders who demonstrate extraordinary commitment, leadership, courage and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for students. She has collaborated with Malaysia and Singapore to support the ministry of education as well as districts throughout the US with ISTE standards for digital learning.

Jeremiah Okal-Frink

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Jeremiah Okal-Frink
Jeremiah Okal-Frink, PhD, is a veteran educator, leader and technology integrator. He has led change in teaching and learning through the catalyst of technology in rural, suburban and urban districts. He has been at the forefront of embedding technology initiatives into learning spaces including Web 2.0 and social media, online and blended learning, and more recently one computer per student.

Thomas Osmun

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Thomas Osmun
Thomas Osmun is a former K-8 special education teacher and RTI coach. He has also been a middle school assistant principal, district supervisor of professional learning and an instructional programs administrator. He has facilitated professional learning for teachers, coaches and administrators around problem based learning environments, blended learning, and Professional Learning Community (PLC) implementation. He also has experience in leading a district wide Learning Management Systems (LMS) implementation along with overseeing blended learning courses and curriculum.

Leah Rodgers

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Leah Rodgers
Leah Rodgers is a former K-8 education teacher, vice principal, and principal. She has supported the development and expansion of numerous K-12 Blended Schools, identifying programs and tools to improve school results and key metrics that measure effective outcomes. Leah has extensive experience providing training and professional development to teachers and principals across the country. She has done education consulting and was Vice President of Professional Services at AdvancedPath Academics, where she helped schools integrate data from social-emotional assessments and curriculum to effectively address students’ non-academic needs. At Dell, she is focused on helping schools and districts implement technology successfully so students and staff can achieve their maximum potential.

Jennifer Sigmund

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Jennifer Sigmund
Jennifer Sigmund has extensive education industry experience working with schools and higher education institutions on integrating technology for classroom and infrastructure to support learning environments. She is currently responsible for marketing and field support for mobile computing, learning spaces and campus security solutions for higher education along with building strategic partnerships with universities and education tech companies for student success initiatives and research. Prior to joining Dell EMC, she was the Director of Marketing at Trillion, managing the network and integrated communications solutions portfolio to help school districts implement network connectivity, distance learning and collaborative solutions. Prior to Trillion, she was the Global Marketing Director for Group Video Conferencing at Polycom, managing several market leading video communication products.

Jeanne Weber

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Jeanne Weber
Jeanne Weber has served the Higher Education and K12 communities in roles synonymous with the responsibilities of a CIO/CTO. Her experience includes designing, implementing and supporting all aspects of IT for administrative, academic, and research needs including data and voice networks (both wired and wireless), storage and server solutions, software applications, both physical and data security solutions, enterprise infrastructure and data center management. Jeanne has served on statewide broadband committees, has lead CTO working groups, and is very experienced with grant application design and submissions at all levels. Prior to her experience in education, Jeanne designed and implemented global financial applications after earning her degree as an IT Engineer.

Snow White

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Snow White
Snow White an educational thought leader with expertise around Professional Learning and Next Generation Digital Classrooms has been leveraged in programs across the United States, Canada and Latin America. She is a former teacher and has provided professional learning workshops, keynotes presentations, and seminars to thousands of teachers and administrators educating how technology can be used to enhance the learning environments and incorporate authentic and project-based learning tools into their instruction.

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