Technology Committee for School Improvement (TCSI)

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The Technology Committee for School Improvement (TCSI) is the formalization of a pre-existing technology advisory group also known as TAG (Technology Advisory Group).  Administrative Procedure 2:150R1 calls for the continuous evaluation of District 219’s Technology Plan set forth by the technology planning committee in January 2001. Therefore, a formal Technology Committee for School Improvement should be established whose goal in part should be to contribute to the on-going improvement of the District’s Technology Plan.

For questions about TCSI, please contact:
Thomas Kim, Interim Chief Technology Officer
[email protected]

About TCSI


Mission: The purpose of this committee is to encourage and elicit support from teachers, students, support staff, parents and others from the community to review, evaluate and recommend changes to how technology is used and implemented in District 219.

This forum should provide for the continuous dialogue between the stakeholders (as defined in the State’s Technology Blueprint) and the technology department, the evaluation of new technologies and future direction and most importantly the continued advocacy for District 219’s Technology Plan.

TCSI Handbook


TopicDescription of TopicTimeline
Technology PlanDevelop and revise the District's Technology Plan for recommendation to the Board.Every three years
Technology StandardsReview, evaluate and make recommendations to the PDSI Committee regarding technology standards for teachers; to the CSSI Committee regarding technology standards for students; and to the Superintendent regarding technology standards for administrators.Every three years or as needed
Professional DevelopmentReview, evaluate and make recommendations to the PDSI Committee and the Professional Development Centers regarding professional development activities in the District relating to technology.Every year
Technical SupportGenerate, review and evaluate proposals to improve technical support and make recommendations to the Director of Technology, the Superintendent and the Board of Education.Every year
Teacher Requests for TechnologyReview and evaluate requests for technology to ensure they are aligned with the goals and vision of the technology plan, and make recommendations for implementation.Every year

SY 21/22 Meeting Times

DateLocationAgendaMeeting Minutes
Wednesday, November 17NovemberNovember
Wednesday, January 19, 2022JanuaryJanuary
Wednesday, March 16, 2022MarchMarch
Wednesday, May 4, 2022MayMay

SY 21/22 TCSI Members

NameBuildingRole / Term
OpenNiles WestBuilding Administration
OpenBoard of EducationBoard of Education Representative
OpenBoard of EducationBoard of Education Representative
OpenNiles NorthBuilding Administration
Arreguín, SandraDistrictAsst. Supt. of Curriculum and Instruction
Baehr, Sherry JoNiles NorthNorth Faculty
Beeftink, MichaelNiles NorthNorth Faculty
Comstock, AnthonyNiles WestWest Faculty
Edwards, JosephNiles WestNTFT
Fahrenbacher, MatthewNiles WestWest Faculty
Kim, JerryNiles NorthNorth Faculty
Kim, ThomasDistrictInterim CTO
Lacey, PhilipDistrictDirector of IT Service Management
Lander, StevenNiles WestWest Faculty
Lothian, RebeccaDistrictDirector of Data & Innovation
Malench, KarynDistrictOperations Asst, Technology
Niles North Student Representative (2)Niles NorthNorth Student Representative
Niles West Student Representative (2)Niles WestWest Student Representative
Powell, ChrisNiles WestBuilding Administration
Rivas, KimDistrictInnovation & Professional Learning Director
Ruth, DavidNiles NorthNorth Faculty
Scholl, RyanNiles WestHelp Desk
Soltys, LanceNiles NorthSupport Staff Representative
Zbinden, BeverlyNiles NorthNorth Faculty