Commission on Technology

The CAIS Commission on Technology believes that the quality of a student’s learning experience in school is dependent upon the quality of instruction and on the resources available to all teachers and students. Discovering how to make effective use of technology is a crucial issue today—both to meet present needs and to prepare youngsters for life and work in the twenty-first century. The contribution that technology can bring to education is significant enough to merit an ongoing commitment to training, support, and personal networking among member schools and in the community at large. • We seek to support school leaders in their effort to provide vision and changes in professional priorities as they relate to technology. • We strongly endorse the appropriate use of computers and related technologies in various educational settings—classroom, lab, field, library, and home—as personal tools and as part of learning and teaching systems. • We are committed to the creation of training programs to build confidence and skill in the use of technology, and to establish useful peer connections—among teachers, those responsible for technology in schools, and between schools.

Site Visits  
The CAIS Commission on Technology offers a valuable service to its member schools. Per request, a team of technology professionals from the commission will spend a full day at your school to evaluate your technology program. Feedback centers around academic technology, network and security services, as well as budget and staffing. Each visit is customized to the needs of the school. To request a visit please contact BJ Daniels at [email protected]

Commission Members  
Chair: Aron Back (New Canaan Country School)
Vice Chair: Lisa Lamont (Hopkins School)
Dave Blodgett (Renbrook School)
Kiki Carozza (Convent of the Sacred Heart)
BJ Daniels
  (The Gunnery)
Sarah Edson (The Ethel Walker School)
Pam Fortin (The Foote School)
Matt Graham (Suffield Academy)
Melissa Holcombe (Kent School)
Ryan Madden (Hamden Hall Country Day School)
Bob Magni (Wooster School)
Luis Martinez (Notre Dame High School)
Marie Mitchell (Fairfield Country Day School)
Matt Norko (Greens Farms Academy)
Audrey Onsdorff (Brunswick School)
DJ Plante (Hopkins School)
Sharon Plante (The Southport School)
Jesse Robinson (Greens Farms Academy)
Dave Stoller (New Canaan Country School)