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Year-Long ATLIS Leadership Institute to Guide Tech Leaders as Schools Continue to Evolve

By Kelsea Watson posted 06-27-2022 11:35 AM


Year-Long ATLIS Leadership Institute to Guide Tech Leaders as Schools Continue to Evolve

Twenty-six individuals have officially launched their year-long commitment to advancing their leadership skills together as members of the 2022-2023 cohort of the ATLIS Leadership Institute:

  • Josh Bain, Associate Director of IT, Wilbraham & Monson Academy, MA
  • Bryan Barnett, Director of Technology, The Episcopal School of Dallas, TX
  • Lita Bledsoe, Director of Operations, Oaks Christian Online (SC)
  • Keegan Bowen, Sr., Technology Support Specialist, Sidwell Friends School, Washington, DC
  • Aisha Bryant, Director of Educational Technology, McDonogh School, MD
  • Alex Demushkane, Technology Coordinator, Santa Catalina School, CA
  • Jaime Gilligan, Educational Technology Designer, The Hun School of Princeton, NJ
  • Matthew Glaser, Director of Technology, Canterbury School, CT
  • Allison Griffin, Digital Learning Catalyst, Trinity Episcopal School (Charlotte), NC
  • Jennifer Hencken, Educational Technology Coordinator, Lake Highland Preparatory School, FL
  • Jeremy King, Director of Technology, Casady School
  • Bradley Lands, Director of Technology and Innovation, The Langley School, VA
  • Cristi LeBron, Director of Educational Technology, The Walker School, GA
  • Ting-Sheng Vivian Liao, Director of Innovation & Design, San Francisco Day School, CA
  • Kevin McDermott, Director of Technology, Sanford School, DE
  • Tamara Parker, Ed Tech Specialist, K-8 Computer and Enrichment Teacher, St. Barnabas Episcopal School, FL
  • Ravendra Persaud, Academic Systems Manager, Grace Church School
  • Isabelle Pisini, Assistant Director of Educational Technology, Mary McDowell Friends School, NY
  • Brian Pugsley, Library Director, Cary Academy, NC
  • Michael Rivera, Technical Specialist, Ravenscroft School, NC
  • Bernadette Shilliam, Business Office Coordinator, Cascades Academy, OR
  • Oscar Sosa, Director of Technology and Innovation, Perelman Jewish Day School, PA
  • Andrew Teets, Information Systems Manager, Kent Denver School, CO
  • Kevin Warenda, Director of Information Technology Services, The Hotchkiss School, CT
  • Jo-Rel Wilkins, IT Support Administrator, Montclair Kimberley Academy
  • Denise Woodward, Academic Technology Specialist, Oakwood School, CA


Technology leaders are uniquely positioned to design the learning spaces of the future and to influence and manage change that touches on all corners of the school. The ATLIS Leadership Institute is the only program of its kind designed to meet the needs of technology leaders in independent schools as they grow into their positions and expand their influence. The cohort will participate in more than 24 hours of intensive online and in-person professional development programming, completing five leadership challenges with individual and collaborative components. 


“We kicked off the Institute with a Summer Institute for participants zooming in from Paris to Bangkok,” said Institute director Susan Davis. “ We are excited to be working with yet another dedicated group of technology leaders who are eager to connect and learn together as they position themselves to lead their schools into the future.”


Throughout the program, participants are partnered with mentors or coaches to further their learning with support from peers embedded in independent schools. The five program challenges follow the independent school year and culminate in collaborative capstone projects, which are designed to give back to the ATLIS community at large. 


Please join in congratulating these folks who have committed to a year of learning for their careers, to engaging with peers, and to advancing the industry through their evolving leadership.