About Us

Equitable Opportunity. Equitable Technology.

The SFUSD Department of Technology (DoT) leads SFUSD’s efforts to transform into a digital district.

Under the leadership of our Chief Technology Officer, Melissa Dodd, the department convenes district, community, and industry leaders to align resources and investments strategically and to prioritize major technology projects in a coherent way to enable the district to embrace a digital approach to education that is interactive, intuitive, and personalized to the needs of our students, educators, and families. This Digital District Plan articulates the role technology will play as a critical enabler to our vision, building on the foresight of both our education professionals and thought leaders within our communities and across the country.

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Melissa Dodd

Chief Technology Officer

Ms. Dodd is charged with leading the district's technology vision and digital district plan, Building a Digital District, which articulates the district’s strategy to transform learning with technology, infusing technology into teaching, learning, and operations to realize the goals of Vision 2025 and the SFUSD graduate profile for college and career readiness in the 21st century.

Ms. Dodd is the 2017 Withrow CTO of the Year through CoSN, a national, professional association for school district technology leaders. Follow her on Twitter @MelissaPDodd

Vision 2025: Building a Digital District

To deliver upon the vision of a world-class education, SFUSD will need to embrace a digital approach to education based on the best of the changing technologies around us.

From the lunchroom to the classroom, the promise of technology to positively impact the learning and lives of our students is clear. Our vision clarifies how SFUSD is taking a leadership role to innovate educational equity and excellence for all our students. The time is right to let our community know that investing in our equity agenda will ultimately help solve one of the key challenges we face today, which is maintaining a diverse and vibrant community in San Francisco.

To learn more about SFUSD’s transformation into a digital district, visit: www.sfusd.edu/digitaldistrict.

Department of Technology Leadership Team

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Sandy Maynard, Project Management Office, Executive Director

David Malone

David Malone, Executive Director of Technology and Innovation

Kristina Mattis

Kristina Mattis, Ed.D., Executive Director of Digital Learning and Enablement

Department of Technology Operations Team

Song Lai

Song Lai, Director of Operations and Administration

Cary Batty

Cary Batty, Senior Clerk

Elizabeth Citar

Elizabeth Cittar, DoT Ops

Jennifer Louie

Jennifer Louie, Management Assistant

Digital Learning and Enablement Team

Steve Kesel

Steve Kesel, Digital Learning Program Administrator

Ricardo Elizalde

Ricardo Elizalde, Teacher on Special Assignment

Dan Frost

Dan Frost, Teacher on Special Assignment

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Allison Rothman, Online Learning Integration Designer

Stu Jernigan

Stu Jernigan, Teacher on Special Assignment

Brandon Yacobellis

Brandon Yacobellis, Teacher on Special Assignment

Shirley Ong

Shirley Ong, IS Trainer

Innovation Team

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Michael Bloemsma, Program Administrator - Technology and Innovation

David Lanham

David Lanham, Operations Manager, Ray Porter Center for Digital Equity

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Raymond Situ, Management Assistant

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Katy Juranty, Learning Systems Project Manager

Student Information System Team

Sarah Ashton

Sarah Ashton, Director of Student Systems

Daisy Chin

Daisy Chin, SIS Applications Manager

Martin Cameron

Martin Cameron, Senior Programmer

Haydee Diaz

Haydee Diaz, Sr. Business Analyst

Chris Frazier

Chris Frazier, Sr. Programmer Analyst

Jan Gyn

Jan Gyn, Business Analyst

Victoria Hui

Victoria Hui, Business Analyst

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Kelly McBride, Product Director of Student Systems

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Ray Kuan, Business Analyst

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Rhonda Kreklau, , Database Administrator

Project Management

Elva Gutierrez

Elva Gutierrez, Project Manager

Daisy Htun

Daisy Htun, Project Manager

Pam Luk

Michael Kifer, Senior Project Manager

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Lindsey Blass, Personalized Learning Environments Program Manager

Document Publishing and Distribution Center

Lourdes Espejo

Lourdes Espejo, Offset Machine Operator

Tonette Wong

Tonette Wong, Management Assistant

Help Desk and Production Team

Adam Zabarte

Adam Zabarte, Production Operations and Help Desk Manager

Aurelyn Castillo

Aurelyn Castillo, Help Desk Analyst

Olivia Chang

Olivia Chang, Production Control

Blair Cunningham

Blair Cunningham, Help Desk Analyst

Spencer Johnson

Spencer Johnson, Production Operator

Belinda Serrano

Belinda Serrano, Production Control

Stanley Wong

Stanley Wong, Help Desk Analyst

Jasmine Woody

Jasmine Woody, Help Desk Analyst

Support Team

Dave Pankenier

Dave Pankenier, Support Manager

Iain Bryan

Iain Bryan, Support Technician

Mamadou Cissee

Mamadou Cisse, Support Technician

Leonard DeJesus

Leonard DeJesus, Operations Support Administrator

John Hanley

John Hanley, Support- Assistant Manager

Anthony Kuan

Anthony Kuan, Support Technician

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Ralph Murillo, Support Technician

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Benjamin Zhong, Support Technician

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David Soohoo, Operations Support Administrator

Craig Van Spronsen

Craig Van Spronsen, JAMF Admin

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Julia Latrellie-Favre, Support Technician

Network Team

Edward Kelly

Edward Kelly, Project Director

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Brad Diaz, Cable Splicer

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Gill Patterson, Assistant Network Operations

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Philip Siu, Assistant Network Engineer

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Jeffrey Sniffin- Dixon, Assistant Network Engineer

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Larry Takamoto, Assistant Network Engineer

Nathan Wong

Nathan Wong, Assistant Network Engineer

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Jason Young, Senior Network Engineer

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Meheretab Mengistu, Assistant Network Engineer

Telecommunications Team

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Kris Tanabe, Telecom Manager

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Ivan Amador, Telecom Technician

Web Development Team

Kyle DePasquale

Kyle DePasquale, Business Analyst

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Alain Jimenez, Senior Program Analyst

Employee Information System Team

Eddie Ngo

Eddie Ngo, Director of Applications

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Court Jackson, Application Manager

Anita Chow

Anita Chow, Business Analyst

Jason Wong

Jason Wong, Engineer

Shannon Lee

Shannon Lee, Business Analyst

Infrastructure Team

Kwok Chew

Kwok Chew, Interim Infrastructure Director

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Allen Lui, Server Operations

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Eric Ma, Server Operations

Mike Scripps

Mike Scripps, Server Operations

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Fenton Wan, Server Operations

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