EduJedi Members


Brethren EduJedi

EduJedi are members of an elite Leadership Society out of an existing community of over 500 Districts that annually attend Digital Discussions meetings, along with 215,000 U.S. educators who follow Special Reports for professional growth from the Learning Counsel.

Society Duties & Honors

Becoming a Member provides special honors and requires
some useful duties for schools and districts:

  • EduJedi Pact Signing Ceremony officiated by a field representative.
  • EduJedi Society Member Seal of Learning Leadership as an honor and new status.
  • Continued attendance at local Digital Transition Discussions, contribution in at least one Learning Group online and on quarterly conference calls, participation in an annual Survey, and representative attendance at the annual national Gathering. Learning Groups hold quarterly discussions for executives in digitally-immersed schools on important leadership brand issues like User Experience, User Interface, Security & Operations, Learning Gaming, Data Management & Analytics, and the Redesign of Schools.
  • Utilization of EduJedi Leadership Development and Activities as our duty to attain Knight, Master, or Grandmaster status within our organization; either with
    free modules from a recognized Association, District Service Organization or Local Education Authority; or from the Learning Counsel in paid training if desired.


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“Attending a Learning Counsel event is a good opportunity to create or stretch a vision, is a good opportunity to develop strategies to implement a 1:1 initiative, is a good opportunity to learn about resources and is a good opportunity to network with vendors. It becomes a great opportunity when school districts come in teams because in addition to the information presented, your team spends the day collaborating and idea sharing which truly develops a shared responsibility of creating a digitally enhanced educational environment that improves instruction and learning.”

– Eric Godfrey
Superintendent, Buckeye Union High School District, Phoenix, AZ

See District/School Participation

“I know I’m slow to express my gratitude for the opportunity to experience your event in Albuquerque. I must tell you that not a day goes by I don’t find myself sharing stories, facts and other bits of information that I learned at the Gathering. You know your work is important when I find myself sharing with others and wishing they could have heard what I heard. The exciting thing is knowing there will be more opportunities for many more to benefit from your events in the future. Thank you for your generosity and your hard work as you continue to organize these gatherings and share all the knowledge and experiences gleaned from so many people. Warmest Regards!”

– Max Clark,
Assistant Superintendent ,Curriculum & Finance,
Clerk of Board of Education, Kingman-Norwich, USD 331, Kansas

See EduJedi Pact

Prior Signings

Houston, TX

Pictured in photo L-R: Steve Wentz, Chief Technology Officer of Pasadena ISD; Tom Yarbrough of Huawei; LeiLani Cauthen, CEO of Learning Counsel; Dr. David Kafitz of Learning Counsel; Dr. Juliet Stipeche, the Director of Education for the City of Houston representing for the Mayor; Andrew Houlihan, the Chief Academic Officer of Houston ISD and Lenny Schad the Chief Technology Information Officer of Houston ISD.

San Antonio,

Pictured with the mayoral proclamation, L-R: Tom Yarbrough of Huawei; Dr. David Kafitz of Learning Counsel; Cindy Gregory, Assistant Director of Instructional Technology, Northeast ISD; LeiLani Cauthen, CEO of Learning Counsel; Miguel Guhlin, Director of Professional Development, TCEA; Dr. Karla Burkholder, Director of Instructional Technology, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD; Cindy Housler, Online Learning Coordinator, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD; Steven Magadance, Assistant Principal, Johnson High School, North East ISD; Jessica Worley, Instructional Technology Facilitator, Harlandale ISD; Jason Essig, Instructional Technology Facilitator, Harlandale ISD; Sarah Dunn, Instructional Technology acilitator, Harlandale ISD; Candee Mills, Assistant Director, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD; Lana Pratt, Instructional Tech Coordinator, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD; Nyssa Arcos, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Southside ISD; Donelle Harris, Media Specialist, Lytle ISD; Cliff Herring, Director of Technology, Southside ISD.

EduLeadership Society

D'Hanis, TX

Scott Higgins, Superintendent & Lana Rollans, Dir. of Instructional Media and Technology, D'Hanis Independent School District

“D’Hanis ISD is committed to empowering leaders and teachers to improve their technology skills and knowledge. Becoming an EduJedi will provide a force of strength and support that will motivate our teachers and students to integrate the latest technology as part of our daily instruction while preparing our students for the future.” – Scott Higgins, Superintendent

Charlotte, NC

Mrs. Cheryl Riley , Principal Victory Christian Center School

Manning, SC

Ms. Tonia Smith, Director of Special Projects & Grants Administrator , Clarendon School District Two

Charlotte, NC

Ms Sadania Miller, IT Support Analyst, Sugar Creek Charter School

“I want to become a part of EduJedi because I am a committed leader and I'm striving for more teachers and students to create an environment with the use of technology in more effective ways.“ - Ms Sadania Miller, IT Support Analyst

Lakeside, AZ

Mr. Clay Stidham, Director of Education/Federal Programs, Blue Ridge USD

Redondo Beach, CA

Ms. Georgina Kester, Teacher of Technology, Riviera Hall Lutheran School

San Ramon. CA

Mr. Mark Corti, Administrative Coach, Alameda Office of Education

Warroad, MN

Mr. Peter Haapala, Superintendent, Warroad Public Schools

Minneapolis, MN

Mr. Joe Billings, District Data Coordinator, Minnesota Internship Center Charter Schools and Services

Fridley, MN

Ms. Connie McTavish, Teacher, Minnesota Virtual High School

Forest Lake, MN

Mr. Chris Reynolds, Nontraditional Educaation Programs Specialist, Minnesota DOE

North Mankato, MN

Mr. David Paschke, Managing Director, South Central Service Coop/Socrates Online

Logan, UT

David Long, Director Educational and Technical Services,Logan City School District

Salt Lake , UT

Bonnie Bourgeous, Chemistry/ AP-IB Biology Teacher, Highland High School Salt Lake District, Utah

Silverton, OR

Dr. Drew Hinds, Technology Director and CTE Instructor, Silver Falls School District, Oregon

Portland , OR

Debra Morgan, Learning Center Teacher, Portland Public Schools, Oregon

Greenbrier, TN

Ms. Kelly Stephan, Metro Nashville Public Schools-6th grade teacher

Murfreesboro, TN

Julie Benson, Rutherford County Schools-Instructional Technology Coordinator

Columbia, TN

Mrs. Beverly Miller, Maury County Public School District-Director of Instruction

Nashville, TN

Susan Strasinger, Metro Nashville Public Schools-Associated Press Online Newspaper Adv & Media/Marketing Specialist

Nashville, TN

Ms. Shelley Rose, Metro Nashville Public Schools-Instructional Specialist

Antioch, TN

Ms Casandra Dowdy, Metro Nashville Public Schools-Computer Technology Teacher-Knowledge Academies, Inc.

Canoga Park, CA

Andrea Lugo- Teacher, Canoga Park Elementary

North Hollywood, CA

Bryan Hernandez-Technology Support Specialist, BUSD

Panorama City, CA

Claudia Huerta-Teacher, Primary Academy for Success

Rosemead, CA

David Ewart-Director of Education Technology and Innovations, Garvey School District

Pomona, CA

Ellen Palmer-Program Administrator-Education Technology, Pomona USD

Canoga Park, CA

Gale Fahey-Instructional Coach, Canoga Park Elementary

Van Nuys, CA

Rana Kahn-Teacher, LA USD

Land O’ Lakesm, FL

Jim McKinney, Pasco County Schools, Technology Services Analyst

Orlando, FL

Mariel Milano, Orange County Public Schools, Director Digital Curriculum &
Rob Bixler, Orange County Public Schools, Associate Superintendent Curriculum, Instruction & Digital

Paterson, NJ

Nicole O’Connell, Community Charter School of Paterson, Technology Teacher

Lemon Grove, CA

Richard DeJarnatt, Director, Technology and Network Services, Lemon Grove School District

San Diego, CA

Adam Braun, Training Specialist, San Diego Center for Children Academy

Escondido, CA

Dr. Stacey Perez, Principal, Classical Academy

San Diego, CA

Paulette Donnellon, Board Member, San Diego County Office of Education

Escondido, CA

Christy Johnston, Project Manager, ITS, San Diego County Office of Education

Petersburg, VA

Greteta Holliday, Petersburg City Public Schools, Preschool Special Education Teacher

Washington, DC

Dr. Annette Miles, University of District of Columbia, Assistant Professor of Human Development

San Antonio, TX

Angie Garcia, Director of Student Programs, Mount Sacred Heart School/Archdiocese of San Antonio

Floresville, TX

Denise Knight, Digital Learning Specialist, Floresville ISD

San Antonio, TX

Nancy Greathouse-Hill, Instructional Technology Specialist, New Frontiers Public Schools

San Antonio, TX

Steven Sippel, Student Transition Coordinator, Harlandale Alternative Center

Shertz, TX

(left)Karla Burkholder, Director of Instructional Technology, Schertz-Cibolo Universal City ISD -- (right) Candee Mills, Assistant Technology Director, Schertz-Cibolo Universal City ISD

Buckeye, AZ

Eric Godfrey, Superintendent, Buckeye Union High School District

Sacrament, Ca

Mr. Bart Hubbard, Program Manager-Student Information Systems, San Juan Unified School District

Davis, Ca

Bob Kehr, Manager of Technological Support, Davis Joint Unified School District

Davis, Ca

Mrs. Grace Sauser, Principal, Davis Adult and Community Education

Roseville, Ca

Marie Criste, Coordinator of Instructional Tech, Roseville Joint Union Hight School District

Elberton, GA

Clint Winter, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Elbert County School District

Calhoun, GA

Melanie Harwell, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Calhoun City Schools
Mike Afdahl, Director of Technology, Calhoun City Schools

Atlanta, GA
Sharpsburg, GA

Felisa Ford, Digital Learning Specialist-Social Studies, Atlanta Public Schools (left)
Jay Heap, Director of Virtual Learning, Georgia DOE/GA Virtual (center)
Lynne Whitley, Associate Director of Instructional Technology, GA Virtual Learning (right)

Philadelphia, PA

Dave Anderson, Administrator, Philadelphia Virtual Academy, School District of Philadelphia

Baltimore, MD

Jim Fazzino, Director of eLearning, Baltimore County Public Schools

Doylestown, PA

Mrs. Lindsay Smith, Supervisor of Educational Technology, Central Bucks School District
Mrs. Laurel Podraza, IT Manager, Central Bucks School District
Jason Jaffe, Director of Technology & Innovation, Central Bucks School District
Brian Merrill, Educational Technology Analyst, Central Bucks School District
Brian Novick, K-12 Technology Staff Developer, Central Bucks School District

Hudson, NH

Michelle Hibbard – Integration Technology Specialist – Hudson NH School District


Andrew Steinman, Associate Director of Integrated Technology Systems, Plymouth-Canton community Schools, Canton. MI
Rick Coughlin, Technology Integration Specialist, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, Canton, MI
Anupam Chugh, Technology Integration Specialist, Wayne RESA (Regional Educational, Service Agency), Wayne, MI
Dr. Joe Friedhoff, Vice President, Michigan Virtual, Lansing MI

Armada, MI

Phil Jankowski, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, Armada Area Schools

Kent, WA

Barbara Mendez, Assistant Technology Program Specialist, Kent School District

Seattle, WA

Dr. Jennifer Lamkins, Director of Technology, Lakeside School

Kent, WA

Kim Cushman, Assistant Director, Classified Development, Kent School District

Federal Way, WA

Paul Ross, Chief Technology Officer, Federal Way Public Schools

Kent, WA

Teshon Christie, Executive Director Organizational Effectiveness, Kent School District

Burien, WA

Rebekah Kim, Executive Director of Teaching, Learning and Leadership, Highline Public Schools