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Instructional Technology Department Information

The Instructional Technology Department is located at the Professional Development Center.

1111 W. Arbrook Boulevard
Arlington, TX 76015
Phone 682.867.7545
Fax 817.419.1424

 

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Elita Driskill
Director of Instructional Technology

 

 

   
 
 

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Susan Anderson
Instructional Technology Specialist
Susan joined ITD in April of 2001 after teaching at Nichols Junior High for several years. She and her husband, David, have two beautiful daughters, Rachel and Grace. When she has a little spare time, she enjoys being a Girl Scout Troop Leader, a Sunday School teacher and being a parent at Arlington High School. 
She earned her Bachelor's from Georgia Southern University, and her Master's from the University of North Texas. Her favorite food is potatoes and her Sonic drink is Blackberry Slush. 

Susan's Schools

Arlington Collegiate HS

Barnett JHS

Bowie HS

Newcomer Center

Ousley JHS

Seguin HS

Turning Point JHS

Turning Point HS

Venture HS
 

 
 

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Shelly Lansford

Instructional Technology Specialist
Shelly joined ITD in May of 2015 after being an Education Technology Specialist in Fort Worth ISD. Prior to that, she spent 13 years in the Arlington ISD as a Title I Specialist, Instructional Facilitator and classroom teacher.  She has also worked in Duncanville ISD and Harlingen CISD. She earned her BA from the University of Mary and a M.Ed. (Curriculum & Instruction) from Dallas Baptist University. In her spare time, Shelly enjoys reading, movies and traveling far and wide to Bruce Springsteen concerts.

Shelly's Schools

Bebensee ES

Berry ES

Blanton ES

Burgin ES

Crow ES

Goodman ES

Kooken ES

McNutt ES

Morton ES

Peach ES

Rankin ES

Speer ES

Webb ES

Williams ES

 
 

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Lori Heaton
Instructional Technology Specialist
Lori joined ITD in August 2013 after spending ten years as the librarian for Larson Elementary.  Lori earned her Bachelor’s from Stephen F. Austin and her Master’s from the University of North Texas.  Prior to moving into the library, Lori taught fifth grade at Wimbish Elementary, junior high in DeSoto ISD, and seventh grade in her hometown of Lufkin.  In her spare time, Lori enjoys reading, shopping, playing games on her iPad, and hanging out with her friends and family, especially her nephew and niece, Luke and Grace.
 

 

Lori's Schools

Butler ES

Duff ES

Ellis ES

Foster ES

Hill ES

Jones Academy

Key ES

Larson ES

Pope ES

South Davis ES

Sherrod ES

Short ES

Swift ES

Wimbish ES

 

 
 
 

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Jim Holland
Instructional Technology Specialist
After teaching science at Nichols Junior High since 1994, Jim joined ITD in October of 2000. He is a published author and holds degrees in Biology (B.S.) and Computer Education and Cognitive Systems with an emphasis on Instructional Design (M.S.). Jim enjoys strategy board games, woodworking, reading, writing and spending time with his wife, Becky, and their two children, Jaylee and Jayden. Much of his time is spent serving at his church as both a life group leader and youth ministry leader.

 

Jim's Schools
Boles JHS

Carter JHS

Martin HS

Sam Houston HS

Workman JHS

Young JHS

 

 

 
 

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Gaby Krumm
Instructional Technology Specialist
Gaby joined the IT Department April 1st, 1996 (and that's no April Fools!). Before teaching fourth grade at Ditto Elementary for ten years, she taught Kindergarten in Dallas. In addition to spending time with her grandchildren, Joseph, Tommy Joe, Andres, Nicholas and Sadie, she enjoys traveling with her husband, Milt, to various NASCAR events as well as flying back to her roots in Germany where she was born and graduated from Mannheim American High School.

Gaby specializes in PowerPoint, Keyboarding Multimedia, Elementary Internet Resources, KidPix, mobile apps, Pinterest and Print, Cut & Fold. She also coordinates the Campus Technology Liaison program and the district's technology preview process.

Gaby's Schools
Adams ES

Amos ES

Ashworth ES

Atherton ES

Beckham ES

Bryant ES

Farrell ES

Fitzgerald ES

Hale ES

Johns ES

Pearcy ES

Remynse ES

Starrett ES

West ES

 

 
 

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Kenny Pinkerton
Instructional Technology Specialist
Kenny joined ITD in November of 2011 after teaching business at Martin High School for 13 years. During his time at Martin, he also served as a campus technology liaison. Kenny has a BBA and an MEd. from the University of North Texas. When he is not at work, he enjoys reading, the outdoors and playing soccer. Kenny also enjoys spending time with his wife, Pam and his daughter, Nicole.
 

Kenny's Schools
Arlington HS

Bailey JHS

Gunn JHS

Lamar HS

Nichols JHS

Shackelford JHS
 

 
 

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Deann Thompson
Instructional Technology Specialist
Deann joined ITD in July of 2004 after teaching 4th grade for 7 years at Swift Elementary. Deann enjoys spending time with her husband, Tommy, and their two boys, Camden and Cullen. In her spare time, she enjoys reading novels, listening to music, and going to see the latest blockbusters.

Deann specializes in ActivInspire, Interactive Whiteboard use, mobile applications, Kid Pix, and Digital Cameras in the Classroom.

Deann's Schools
Anderson ES

Corey Academy

Crouch ES

Ditto ES

Dunn ES

Knox ES

Little ES

Miller ES

Moore ES

Patrick ES

Roark ES

Thornton ES

Wood ES

     
 
 

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Steve Simpson

Digital Learning Specialist

Steve arrived in ITD from the Social Studies Department in May 2014.  As Digital Learning Specialist, his work involves the adoption and implementation of Canvas as Arlington’s learning management system and the early development of an online course program.  Additionally, he supports efforts to develop online professional learning opportunities for teachers and staff.  Prior to working in the Social Studies Department as an instructional specialist, Steve taught 7th and 8th grade history at Ferguson Junior High School.  He holds B.A.s in History and Political Science from TCU, a M.Ed. (Curriculum & Instruction) from UTA, a principal certification, and an online instruction certification.  More significantly, he is married to a wonderful woman and has two amazing, elementary-aged children.  Steve’s interests include: music, sports, guitar, food and water, both sitting and standing, dry humor, and critical thinking.

 
 
 
 

 

 
     
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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