• Education Strategists

    • Meet our team of experts in K-12 and higher education

      Our Education Strategists are former educators and industry specialists that have extensive background in successful implementation of technology and learning initiatives, advocating for learning technology and digital infrastructure innovations to support student success.

    • Expert guidance to help transform teaching and learning

      • Develop professional learning plans to support educators
      • Define the role technology plays in empowering learning
      • Student engagement technology strategies
    • K-12 education solutions

      See our solutions for enabling personalized learning—where students, teachers and technology work together to enrich the learning process.

    • Higher education solutions

      Discover how we help higher education institutions with innovative solutions to help deliver enhanced learning experiences, improved student outcomes and advance research initiatives.

    • Customer stories

      Explore the Visioning Day video series taken at Carteret School District and discover how education institutions are working with our strategies to identify new possibilities for learning and teaching in the digital era.

    • Strategist leading conference

      Visioning Day Overview

      Explore the Visioning Day goals at Carteret School District.

    • Students in classroom

      Empowering the student voice

      Students are an integral part of Visioning Day success.

    • Teachers and students in classroom

      Reimagine education collaboration

      Educators discuss IT as part of the learning model.

    • Audience watching presentation

      Pulling team learnings together

      Carteret School District participants reflect on insights gained.

    • Adam Garry

      With 15 years of consulting experience, Adam helps schools pursue digital and student-led learning transformation. He has presented at conferences such as ISTE, published articles on technology integration and has co-authored 2 books, “Teaching the iGeneration” and “Personalized Learning Through Voice and Choice”. Adam was a Florida elementary teacher and holds a BA in Elementary Education, a Master’s in Teaching and Learning (Technology emphasis), and a Certificate in Administration and Supervision from Johns Hopkins University.

    • Matt Dascoli

      Matt’s passion is helping customers make learning a more interactive, hands-on experience. As a former K-12 science teacher, he helped redefine a Virginia based school district’s approach to professional learning and re-envision teaching and learning practices. Additionally, he was the lead architect behind the district’s student laptop deployment. Matt holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Virginia Commonwealth University.

    • Jeremiah Okal-Frink, PhD

      Jeremiah is a veteran educator, leader, professional developer and technology integrator. He has led change in teaching and learning through the catalyst of technology in rural, suburban and urban districts. At Dell EMC, he is an Education Strategist at the forefront of embedding and researching learning initiatives regarding learning spaces, emerging technologies such as VR and AR, social media, online and blended learning, and increasing equitable access for students.

    • Thomas Osmun

      Thomas is committed to helping students succeed in an increasingly digital world. He has worked as a K-12 teacher, RTI coach, middle school assistant principal, professional learning supervisor and an instructional programs administrator. He has facilitated professional learning around problem-based learning, blended learning, and Professional Learning Community (PLC) implementation. Tom has led a Learning Management System (LMS) implementation along with overseeing blended learning courses and curriculum. He has a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University in Physical Education/Sports Management and a Master’s degree from Saint Leo University in Educational Leadership.

    • Snow White

      Snow is an educational thought leader and social media influencer with expertise around Professional Learning and Next Generation Digital Classrooms. She began her education career with a degree from University of Texas at Austin in Applied Learning & Development and a K-8 Teaching Certificate with a specialization in Speech Communications. Just prior to joining Dell EMC, Snow was President/Owner of Futurekids School Technology Solutions in Texas. From teaching in numerous districts, to writing curriculum, to consulting with schools across the globe, Snow has accelerated momentum toward student-led and personalized learning for the last 20 years.

    • Katina Papulkas

      Katina is an experienced educator with a background in teaching, online learning, educational leadership, assessment and educational technology. Katina was an elementary teacher, a central instructional leader who designed and implemented initiatives around the effective integration of technology into curriculum, and a middle school administrator at the Toronto District School Board. Most recently, she was the Director of Educational Partnerships at Television Ontario (TVO) where she focused on the design and development of digital learning resources. Katina holds a Master’s Degree in Education and Technology from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

    • Kelsy Quinn

      Kelsy is committed to supporting the growth of student-centered learning and improving the impact of instructional technology. As a former teacher, Kelsy played a key role in helping teachers use technology and redesign instruction to support inquiry-based learning. She played an important role in assessment and curriculum planning, integrating tools and implementing programs that measure results more effectively to improve outcomes. Kelsy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Central Arkansas and a teaching certification in general K-8 and 9-12 history.

    • JD Stumpf

      JD is focused on creatively using technology to ignite a passion for lifelong learning across all disciplines. JD taught middle school science, high school Biology and AP Environmental Science in Texas for 13 years. He was committed to empowering student learning through authentic projects that allowed multiple ways to show mastery. After teaching, JD led a team in developing an online, 21st-century science assessment for a statewide education agency and, most recently, worked as a public account manager at Dell supporting K-12 districts with their technology plans. JD holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Michigan State University.

    • Kendall Latham, PhD

      Kendall is a life-long learner and committed educator focused on partnering with districts to optimize learning and growth for all. Her academic training and 15 years working in public education have provided a broad perspective of the demands challenging communities today. She is passionate about collaborating with district and state leaders to design equity-oriented structures that leverage digital resources to meet the needs of all stakeholders- students, educators, and the community. Kendall has a Ph.D. in Urban Education with a Literacy concentration from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Master’s Degree in Reading Education from East Carolina University.

    • Tara Nattrass, EdD

      Tara is an experienced educator focused on eliminating opportunity gaps and ensuring every student is engaged in meaningful learning experiences in healthy, safe, and supportive environments. As a district-level administrator, including most recently as Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning for Arlington Public Schools (VA), Tara collaborated with teams to implement systems and structures that lead to success for all students including strategic planning, curriculum development, social emotional resources, and professional learning frameworks. Throughout her career, Tara has served in multiple roles, including as a classroom teacher in St. Louis and Cobham, England; literacy facilitator; school level administrator; Director of Elementary Education; and part-time lecturer for undergraduate and graduate students. She has experience implementing programs such as STEM, Language Immersion, Montessori, and International Baccalaureate. Tara earned a Doctorate in K-12 Educational Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University and holds a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership as well as an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from St. Louis University.

    • Cari Warnock

      Cari makes it her mission to find equity wall to wall for all. As a former National Alliance Manager for an Ed Tech company, Director of Magnet Schools in Metro Nashville and in Viera, Florida she holds a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Central Florida and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Cari served 24 years in public education and previously held positions as Race to the Top Project Director, Assistant Principal, and MSAP Coordinating Teacher. She has written and managed 40 million dollars’ worth of grants and worked with a diverse set of stakeholders.

    • Audrey Hovannesian, EdD

      Dr. Audrey Hovannesian is a dedicated educator, researcher, and Certified Chief Technology Officer (CCTO) passionate about technology, advocacy, and education. She has spent the last 20 years teaching, researching, and leading teams in Inland Empire school districts and the California State University Office of the Chancellor. She has received several awards such as Technology Administrator of the Year, Woman of the Year, and Most Inspiring Person for her research and advocacy for at-risk children. Dr. Hovannesian began her career at Dell Technologies as a Southern California Account Executive before assuming the role of K-12 Education Strategist. She resides in Rancho Cucamonga with her husband and 3 children.

    • Adrienne Garber

      Adrienne Garber is a Dell Technologies Senior Higher Education Strategist, and has been improving teaching, learning and technology in higher education for the past 15 years. She has an extensive background in instructional design, faculty development, program assessment, and education technology project management. Most recently, Adrienne was the Associate Director of Instructional Design at Columbia University. Her interests include human computer interaction, learning analytics, and AI for personalized education. Before joining Columbia University, Adrienne contributed her research and development skills to innovative technology projects and grant-funded research at both Carnegie Mellon University’s Field Robotics Center and Language Technologies Institute. Adrienne earned her BS from Lehigh University, MS from Carnegie Mellon University and EdM from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is currently completing her EdD at Teachers College, Columbia University.

    • Jeffrey Lancaster, PhD

      Jeffrey Lancaster is a Senior Higher Education Strategist who is passionate about technology and how it can enable new human experiences. Prior to joining Dell, Jeffrey consulted startups focused on technology education and the future of work, and he was Head of Product Development NA for a company whose mission was to educate Fortune 100 leaders about how to engage in digital transformation. Before his sojourn into the startup world, Jeffrey was the Emerging Technologies Coordinator at the Columbia University Libraries where he oversaw the Digital Science Center and supported the research, teaching, and learning needs of Science & Engineering faculty, students, and staff. Jeffrey earned undergraduate degrees in Chemistry, Art History, and Sculpture from Washington University in St. Louis; a M.Sc in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology from Oxford University; and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Columbia University.

    • Hernan Londono, PhD

      Hernan Londono is a Senior Higher Education Strategist with Dell Technologies and brings over 22 years of technology and leadership skills as the former Associate Vice-President for Information Technology and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Barry University. In this capacity, Hernan was responsible for the design, development, and deployment of technology systems and services in support of academic and administrative functions, as well as all cybersecurity efforts aimed at protecting such system. Hernan received Barry’s Visionary Award of Excellence 2014, and the South Florida Digital Alliance’s - Digital Advancement and Excellence Award for Education. Hernan earned both a BS in Computer Science, and MS in Information Technology from the Barry University and a PhD in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University.

    • Katina Papulkas

      Katina is an experienced educator with a background in teaching, online learning, educational leadership, assessment and educational technology. Katina was an elementary teacher, a central instructional leader who designed and implemented initiatives around the effective integration of technology into curriculum, and a middle school administrator at the Toronto District School Board. Most recently, she was the Director of Educational Partnerships at Television Ontario (TVO) where she focused on the design and development of digital learning resources. Katina holds a Master’s Degree in Education and Technology from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

    • Danielle Rourke

      Danielle Rourke is a Dell Technologies Senior Higher Education Strategist and brings extensive leadership and technology skills, having worked in a variety of disciplines and industries. Prior to joining Dell Technologies, Danielle served as an Associate Director of Information Technology for the University of Colorado Boulder, where she championed new and innovative methods of utilizing technology to make education more accessible to under-served student populations. A technologist and analyst at heart, Danielle's true passion is helping broker technological solutions to help students, staff, and faculty across the globe engage more fully in the power of education. In addition to undergraduate degrees in Psychology, Business Quality Management, and Computer Operations, Danielle holds a Master's Degree in Information Technology from Capella University.

    • Suzanne Newell, EdD

      Suzanne sees public education as the best hope for the future of democracy. This belief drives her to create structures, systems, and capabilities in which students from all backgrounds can achieve success. Through her experience teaching in elementary settings, leading professional learning, building teams and departments within central office, consulting in a variety of settings, and adjuncting in university courses, she works to create experiences that spark joy, learning, curiosity, and agency in students. Suzanne holds a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Oklahoma State University, an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Austin, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of North Texas. Some of her most meaningful work has been in the areas of standards-based assessment, student voice initiatives, and envisioning new futures for education resulting from the global pandemic. She has worked in small, large, urban, and suburban settings and most recently served in the role of Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction in the Austin (TX) Independent School District.

    • Chris Wessells

      Chris Wessells is a Dell Technologies Senior Higher Education Strategist and brings extensive leadership skills as a former University CIO and more than 25 years’ experience working in higher education. Prior to joining Dell Technologies, Chris served as CIO at the University of San Diego. His experience includes responsibility for all aspects of IT strategy, governance, services and support, enterprise applications, network and compute infrastructure, cloud, virtualization, instructional and online academic technologies, high performance research computing, business intelligence/analytics, mobile, portal, and emerging technologies. Chris has a reputation for collaborative decision-making and passion for building a strategic vison and environment of success with Information Technology, IT professionals and major technology initiatives in support of institutional goals. He holds an MS degree from Montana State University and BS degree from the University of California at Davis.

    • Nekia Tharps Becerra

      Nekia has spent the last decade working in public education, most recently serving as the Director for Academics for Austin ISD. Nekia has served as an Elementary Teacher, a Technology Design Coach, and a campus administrator. Nekia has supported and coached teachers in a variety of capacities to support the designing of blended and personalized learning experiences to include differentiation and culturally responsive teaching.