STUDENT TECH CREW
ASB’s Student Tech Crew is a group of Middle and High School students who are passionate about the rapidly evolving field of technology. They have a wide range of expertise and always ready to assist both teachers and their peers. The STC is a part of the IT Department and their goal is to promote and support the use of technology at ASB. They assist the school community in many ways -- providing technical support for plays, concerts and other school events, assisting teachers and students with troubleshooting and maintenance, organizing and presenting tech orientations for new students and teachers, creating master clones of all K-12 laptops and tablets, and cloning all student and teacher tablets and laptops. They believe that it is important to enable members of our school community to use technology efficiently, independently and responsibly.
In his fourteenth year at Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis, Tennessee, Stewart Crais serves as the school's director of information services, handling purchasing, software licensing, network administration, information integration, and overall technology planning. A graduate of Rhodes College and a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Crais also is director of the Laptop Institute (www.laptopinstitute.com), an international conference for K-12 schools using or considering 1:1 programs. In addition to online publication contributions and articles in print media, Crais is the coauthor of "Technology Usage and Administration at the Independent School: Balancing Control and Autonomy" in Looking Ahead: Independent School Issues and Answers published by the National Association of Independent Schools.
Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., is widely recognized as one of the United States' leading academic experts on K-12 school technology leadership issues. Dr. McLeod is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Educational Administration Program at Iowa State University. He also is the Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE, www.schooltechleadership.org), the country's only center dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators. Dr. McLeod has worked with nearly 40 corporate and organizational partners to provide publications and resources for school administrators. He also has helped numerous schools, districts, and state departments of education with their technology leadership and data-driven accountability challenges. In 2007 he was named as a Leader in Learning by the cable industry; an Emerging Leader by Phi Delta Kappa International; and one of the National School Board Association's 20 To Watch. Dr. McLeod blogs regularly about technology leadership issues at www.dangerouslyirrelevant.org.
David M. Quinn is an Assistant Professor of Educational Administration and Policy at the University of Florida. Prior to joining the University, he was a teacher and administrator in Missouri public schools and most recently worked as an assistant professor at the University of Arizona. Dr. Quinn’s teaching, research and service interests focus on technology leadership issues, data-driven decision making and organizational change and culture. His latest research involves analyzing the content and efficacy of school and district level technology plans, and identifying essential components for these plans. Currently, Dr. Quinn is Co-Director of Project EXCEL, a program that provides educational leaders with the practical skills and deep understanding of issues related to special education. His work in this project is centered around technology issues and data-driven decision making.