The pandemic certainly threw a wrench in many plans, and one of those plans was our recognition of members who have completed certification programs with TCEA over the past few years. That said, TCEA would like to proudly recognize and congratulate the dedicated and hardworking educators who have completed certifications with TCEA in 2020, 2021, and 2022.
These individuals have put in many long hours honing their craft, reflecting on their progress, and preparing a portfolio showcasing their new skills and tools. They did an amazing job and should be congratulated on their success!
Campus Technology Specialist Certification
Satyendra Arora – Yew Chung International School, Beijing, China
Jennifer Baker – Kaufman ISD
Blaire Beathard – Richardson, TX
Amanda Bird – Greenwood ISD
Max Burman – Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union, Vermont
Leighanne Butler – Edgewood ISD
Dr. Chrisanne Christensen – Premier High School, Houston
Belinda De Jesus – Edgewood ISD
Curtis Depree – Potter’s House High School, Wyoming, Michigan
Oscar T. Galdeano – Edgewood ISD
Takiela Gallagher – Edgewood ISD
Edith Guerra – St. Joseph Academy, Brownsville, Texas
Breana Hendry – Whitesboro ISD
Lesley Johnson – Gadsden ISD
Jennifier Krnavek – Flour Bluff ISD
Kim MacKinnon – Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gene Palyu – Gadsden ISD
Brittanie Payne – El Campo ISD
Deb Seger – Lee A. Tolbert Community Academy, Kansas City, MO
Theresa Upchurch – Howe ISD
Vanessa Wilson – Broward, Florida
Amber Acosta – American International School of Egypt
Wanda Adams – The American School in Vietnam
Lynn Bolts – Taylor ISD
Jami Davis – Mansfield ISD
Katherine Garza – Hillsboro ISD
Kathryn Lamar – Southwest Region School District, Alaska
Kandice Lammert – Crawford ISD
Robert Mesazaros – Nam Wah Catholic Secondary School, Hong Kong
Kristy McAlister – Southwest Christian School, Fort Worth
Tammy Morales – Navarro ISD
Meghan Moran – Franklin ISD
Betty Nazarian – Merdinian School
Joseph Scale – St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School, The Woodlands
Nell Warnes – St Thomas High School, Houston, Texas
Carrie Valadez – Southwest Christian School, Fort Worth, Texas
Rena Bowden – Grandview ISD
Amanda Hawthorne – Fort Sam Houston ISD
Eowyn Johnson – La Porte ISD
Rebekah Johnson – Prosper ISD
Brittney Nabors – Liberty Eylau ISD
Dr. Ashly Spencer – Birdville ISD
Destiny Wagner – John Paul II High School
Brian D. Williams II – Klein ISD
IT/Tech Director Certification
Jeremy Coker – Woodville ISD
Alexander Garey – Wooster City Schools, Wooster, Ohio
Sarah Gunn – Sweetwater ISD
Lilly Jensby – Plano ISD
Stephenie Jordan – Katy ISD
Jarod Lambert – Conroe ISD
Amanda Lanicek – Springtown ISD
David Martin – Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union,, Hardwick, Vermont
Megan Miller – Winnsboro ISD
Betty Nazarian – Merdinian School, Sherman Oaks, California
Andrew Price – St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, Dallas, Texas
Antwone Robertson – Grand Prairie ISD
Melynn Smith – Gilmer ISD
Christopher Bowen – Georgia
Krissy Calhoun – Conroe ISD
Taryn Dungan – Harts Bluff ISD
Jeannine Freeman – Fort Sam Houston ISD
Brian Gray – Sanborn Regional High School, Kingston, New Hampshire
Jennifer Hazen – Aubrey ISD
Kiruba Janani – American International School Chennai, India
Alfonso Mendoza Jr. – Sharyland ISD
Reaz Shaheed – Shattuck-St. Mary’s Forest City International School, Malaysia
Leah Heerema – Plano ISD
Justin Lascsak – Mineral Wells ISD
Would You Like to Get Certified?
TCEA offers two certifications to assist educators in becoming more proficient in specific areas. The CTS and IT/Director certifications consist of required coursework, a final project, and a portfolio.
Advantages of Certifications:
- Stand out among your peers.
- Ensure your knowledge is up to date and that you are proficient in it.
- Provide additional value to your school by holding a certification in a specific area, becoming the “go-to” in that area.
- Show your willingness and initiative to continue your education.
Campus Technology Specialist (CTS) Certification
This certification is designed to provide educators who wish to become, or already are, campus-level technology specialists. The emphasis is on developing skills to help classroom teachers successfully integrate technology into the everyday curriculum and build capacity at the local campus level. The certification is designed for teachers, librarians, and technology specialists. Attending the TCEA Conference for Educational Coaches (CEC) in the fall will earn you 6 hours toward the CTS certification.
Technology/IT Director Certification
The Technology/IT Director certification provides a program for educators who wish to become, or already are, district-level technology or IT directors. The emphasis will be on developing strategic leadership skills, as well as the ability to provide effective and engaging educational technology experiences for both staff and students.