Afternoons with AZTEA

This Month – Chandler Unified School District & Lightspeed

K-12 districts invest heavily in technology to support learning and safety. Join us to chat with Chandler USD as they share with us ways that they have worked to ensure that their edtech investments are being optimized, their edtech professional development prioritized and data privacy and student safety kept on the forefront. Andrea Kaufman from Lightspeed will join us, as well, to discuss how they have partnered with Chandler USD to maximize the investments made and support student safety and data privacy. 

Colleen Flannery, Chandler USD 

Sean Creighton, Chandler USD

Andrea Kaufman, Lightspeed

Past Episodes

Past Presenters

Emily Marshall

Emily started her career in education as a 7th-grade math teacher with a passion for the power of high-quality technology integration in education. Since that time she has moved through various technology roles in the Vail School District. She is now the Assistant Director of Education Technology where she serves as a liaison between the curriculum and technology departments and works to bring systemic change around technology integration in classrooms. Emily has a master’s degree in Instructional Technology and is an ISTE Certified Educator. She has been highly involved in AzTEA (Arizona’s ISTE affiliate) for five years and currently serves as its President. 

Laura Boone

Laura Boone’s goal is to bridge the gap between technology and curriculum in every way possible. Currently, she leads CDW’s Education Collaborative supporting 1,200 district IT teams across the US and Canada. Prior to joining CDW Education she was first a classroom teacher and then as a tech coach and director managing IT projects and leading professional development initiatives. Laura has an MEd,  an MBA and is an ISTE Certified Trainer. 

She is proud to serve as the Secretary for AzTEA and to have recently participated in updating the Arizona Educational Technology Standards and creating the Arizona EdTech Endorsement.

Diana Hawari

Diana Hawari is the Chief Information Officer of the Dysart Unified School District where she ensures 22,000 preK-12 students have ubiquitous access to information. As a CoSN Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL), Ms. Hawari’s vision is to create an environment where students, staff and community have safe and secure access to online resources and information, an understanding of data governance and digital citizenship, and to provide an infrastructure that supports the goals of the District’s Strategic Plan.  

She serves as a board member with AzTEA and is heading up the COSN/AzTEA affiliation.