MTLC - Presenter Bios
Keith R. Krueger
Keith R. Krueger is CEO of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a U.S. nonprofit organization that serves as the voice of K-12 technology leaders, especially school district CTO's, who use technology strategically to improve teaching and learning.
In 2008 he was selected by eSchool News as one of ten people who have had a profound impact on educational technology in the last decade.
He also serves on the Advisory Boards for eSchool News, Scholastic Administr@tor Magazine, and the Friday Institute at NC State University. He is a past Board Member for the Organizations Concerned about Rural Education (OCRE) and served for many years as Board Member and Treasurer of the National Committee on Technology in Education & Training (NCTET).
Mr. Krueger has a global reputation as a key thought leader. He has represented the National Science Foundation on a joint EU/US committee planning a joint research agenda for eLearning, and served as an NGO delegate to various United Nations and G8 international ICT in education meetings. He has organized senior level U.S. delegations to visit Australia, Asia and Europe to examine best practice in educational technology.
As a Certified Association Executive, he has a long background in nonprofit/association management and is particularly interested in using information technologies for education, health and libraries. He has a Masters of Arts in Public Affairs from the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota.
Linda Sharp is an education and learning professional with over 30 years experience. She is Project Director for CoSN's Cyber Security and IT Crisis Preparedness Initiatives. In this capacity, she has presented workshops and conferences around the country. She has authored articles and newsletters on the topics of security, online student safety and crisis preparedness. She is also currently a consultant working with several educational technology companies helping them understand technology integration into the classroom and learning environment. Prior to her work with CoSN, Linda worked with AlphaSmart, Inc as Vice President of Professional Services. Prior to her work in the education industry, Linda was a teacher, coach and District Technology Advisor for Cherry Creek Schools in Englewood, CO. Linda has a BA in Education from University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO and a MA in Education Technology from Lesley College, Boston, MA.
Mike Porter is the Chief Technology Officer for the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District. He is active in many educational technology organizations and groups and currently servers on the board for MACUL. Mike has presented at numerous state and national conferences over his years as a technology leader.
Todd serves as the Director of Technolgy for Travers City Area Public Schools.