CUE Board ElectionS

KIM HARRISON

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Incumbent
Capitol CUE (CapCUE)
Chief Technology Officer
Folsom Cordova USD
Sacramento, CA

Bio

Kim Harrison is the Chief Technology Officer at the Folsom Cordova USD where she leads a team of classified and certificated employees to support data management and integration, professional learning, and network infrastructure with an eye to future innovations. Throughout her 25 year career in education, she has been a catalyst for change and voice for teachers for access to classroom technology and learning with digital tools. In 2014, Kim was honored with a CUE Gold Disk for her contributions to the organization including 7 years with CapCUE Board of Directors, a founding member of the Fall Conference Planning Committee, and her ongoing support of professional learning through conference and Rock Star presentations. Kim is completing her first term on the CUE Board of Directors where she supports local affiliates, conference planning, and legislative advocacy. She holds numerous Google and Leading Certifications and is a CETPA Certified Chief Technology Officer.

Interview

Click to watch Kim’s CUE Live interview at Spring CUE 2019.

Statement

I’ve been a member of CUE since the late 1990’s when I attended my first CUE Conference in Palm Springs. As a Jr/Sr High School teacher deep in the planning of a Digital High School grant, it was exhilarating, overwhelming, and inspiring. I took what I learned back to my classroom and, like many teachers, did a complete overhaul of how I integrated technology into my instruction. For me, my first CUE conference was my “a-ha” moment – a mind changing experience that shifted my thinking about technology integration and the impact it has on students.

Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to work with CUE in a number of capacities. Currently, I’m serving as the CUE Board Secretary where I support CUE’s mission and advocate for a member-focused organization. I’m part of the conference planning for Fall CUE, provide affiliate support, and have spent time at the Capitol advocating for laws and policies that put the needs of our classrooms first.

The desire to continue to serve the CUE membership leads me to become a nominee for the Board of Directors for CUE for a second term. I have personally seen the impact CUE has had on my classroom as a teacher as well as my career through the never-ending supportive CUE community. I ask for your support and vote so that I may continue to champion your instructional technology needs and provide a powerful voice for students and teachers to help shape CUE’s future work.

Dennis Large

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Affiliate Nominated
Inland Area CUE (IACUE)
Director, Educational Technology
Riverside County Office of Education
Riverside, CA

Bio

Dr. Dennis Large is currently the Director of Educational Technology for the Riverside County Office of Education. In this position, he works with the school districts in Riverside County as they implement programs such as online and blended learning, personalized learning, and CA State Standards and assessments. Over his nearly thirty years in education, he is proud to have played an integral role in the development of multiple programs such as the Leading Edge Certification program, the Technology Leadership Network, and the Riverside County Google Camp. Dr. Large has previously served as a member-at-large for the San Gabriel Valley CUE affiliate group, and he is currently active with the Inland Area CUE affiliate group.

Previously, Dr. Large was an administrator for the Los Angeles County Office of Education for 13 years where he did similar work around educational technology. Dr. Large was also a classroom teacher for 13 years with experience in elementary, alternative education, and special education. Dr. Large recently completed his Ed.D. in educational technology leadership through an online program at Boise State University. Dr. Large has a passion for using his education and experience to support educators in using technology to personalize education for all students in an equitable, inspirational, and sustainable way.

Interview

Click to watch Dennis’ CUE Live interview at Spring CUE 2019.

Statement

My name is Dr. Dennis Large, and I am excited about the possibility of serving you as a member of the CUE Board of Directors. As the Director of Educational Technology for the Riverside County Office of Education, I have the privilege of supporting teachers and administrators across Riverside County as they implement innovative digital learning programs. I would consider it an honor to extend that support to CUE members across the state. In my nearly thirty years in education, I have had the good fortune of working on the development of multiple programs such as the Leading Edge Certification program, the Technology Leadership Network, and the Riverside County Google Camp. I previously served as a member-at-large for the San Gabriel Valley CUE affiliate, and I am currently active with the Inland Area CUE affiliate. I was also a classroom teacher for 13 years with experience in elementary, alternative education, and special education. Recently, my wife, my kids, and my granddaughter helped me celebrate the completion of my Ed.D. in educational technology leadership.

My beliefs are in alignment with CUE’s mission to inspire innovative learners. My desire is to also inspire innovative leaders. Tom Peters said, “Leaders don’t build followers, they build other leaders.” Each of you, by being a CUE member, is a leader in my mind. Your vote will enact my passion for supporting educators in using technology to personalize education for all students in an equitable, inspirational, and sustainable way.

DIANE MAIN

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Incumbent
Silicon Valley CUE (SVCUE)
Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12)
The Harker School
Santa Clara, CA

Bio

Diane Main serves as Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12) at The Harker School in San Jose, California. She has been an educator for over twenty-five years, both in New Jersey and California. She has been adjunct faculty for San Diego State University’s Learning Design and Technology department and MERIT/KCI faculty at Krause Center for Innovation and Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California. Diane is a former Program Director of the MERIT program at KCI, and is a Google for Education Certified Innovator from the original November 2006 Google Teacher Academy. Other EdTech activities include presenting at conferences nationwide, serving as president for the board of SVCUE, and presenting at CUE Rock Star Teacher Camps, Macworld, ISTE, and other events. She has been on the CUE Communications Committee, written for the OnCUE Journal, helped facilitate CUE LDI on her campus, and attended/presented at dozens of conferences, local affiliate events, and CUE Rock Star Camps over the past decade.

Diane serves on the Teacher Advisory Board of Remind, and she is a Minecraft Education Global Mentor, as well as a Google Earth Education Expert (Western US region). As such, she helps plan and deliver Geo Teacher Institutes, and she also is an advisor for Remind on their mission, growth, and outcomes. Over time, Diane has pioneered professional development around subjects about which she is passionate, such as geotools in education, geocaching, creating song parodies, and MinecraftEdu for game-based learning. She also created a new graduate level 1-credit seminar on Google Tools for San Diego State University’s Learning Design and Technology department. She is an avid attender and past co-organizer of EdCamps around Northern California, and she has, in recent years, begun moving to a more discussion-based audience participatory style for presentation sessions whenever possible.

Diane lives with her husband and son in Santa Clara, California.

Interview

Click to watch Diane’s CUE Live interview at Spring CUE 2019.

Statement

My goal as an educator is to be innovative: find new AND better ways of helping learners achieve. I wasn’t always so eager to transform learning. I evolved over twenty-five years. One catalyst in my metamorphosis has been CUE. CUE is an organization, but more importantly, it is people. It is relationships, support, ideas, and certainly innovation. We rarely have CUE Board members who are still in the classroom. While only part of my job, my time spent working directly with students is the most important aspect of my work. How can I serve teachers if I am not both a teacher and a learner myself? How can I serve students without building relationships with them? I am an excellent candidate because I am still in the classroom, experiencing the day-to-day concerns of classroom educators. I encounter daily what a majority of our members face in their professional lives. I believe I am well suited to help CUE in its mission. I collaborate with a global network of educators. I think it’s very important to have a diverse Board of Directors. As a female candidate, I represent a majority of our constituents. I also will pursue possible candidates, seeking to identify and encourage potential board members who will help us better represent our diverse membership. I have served CUE in many capacities since joining the organization, including on the Board, and I would consider it a privilege to continue to serve all of CUE’s members on its Board of Directors.

Lucio Padilla, Jr.

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Affiliate Nominated
Imperial Valley CUE (IVCUE)
Director of Instructional Technology
Calexico Unified School District
Calexico, CA

Bio

Lucio is a learner and a leader in educational technology. Over the past 23 years he has served as as an elementary and secondary teacher, as an elementary school principal and currently as director of instructional technology. Lucio works for the Calexico Unified School District and lives in Calexico with his wife and three children. He has benefited tremendously from his family, mentors, colleagues and his personal learning network that have helped shape a rewarding career with students. His inherent understanding that the world is changing at a rapid pace drives his passion about learning. He focuses his energy on providing professional development and advocating for how to best meet the needs of all students in this modern context. He was recognized as the 2019 CUE Affiliate Leader of the Year and as the 2018 ACSA Region 18 Technology Administrator of the Year. He serves on the board of directors for IVCUE and ACSA Region 18 Imperial County Charter.

Interview

Click to watch Lucio’s CUE Live interview at Spring CUE 2019.

Statement

I am passionate about learning and being a CUE member since 2001 has provided a transformational experience in my career as a teacher, principal, and currently as director of instructional technology.

I am proud of having collaborated with Imperial Valley educators in establishing IVCUE as an affiliate in January of 2017. I am also proud of our work and of serving as board president.

It has been an honor to serve on the board for ACSA Region 18 Imperial County Charter and to have been recognized in 2018 as ACSA Technology Administrator of the Year for Region 18.

I possess two Leading Edge certifications. I am working to complete my certification for the Chief Innovation Officer program from the Krause Center for Innovation and I am an active member of the Modern Learners Community.

What all this has taught me is that the traditional model of instruction no longer works. I believe in making schools more responsive to student needs and much more relevant to students lives and this has driven my focus in working with members of my community to reimagine education and to strengthen the crucial role of technology in preparing our students with the skills that matter most. Seventeen years ago CUE ignited a passion and has provided me a wealth of knowledge, skills, tools, and powerful networking. I enthusiastically embrace the opportunity to contribute as a team member of the CUE Board. It would be my privilege to work to further advance the mission of CUE.