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CTO Mentor Program

The Chief Technology Officer training program produces qualified California school district CTOs. The program raises the bar for technology leaders and creates a community of support through mentorship and collaboration. The program also seeks to inform Superintendents and District Leaders of the importance of a cabinet level CTO position. 

The program is managed and sponsored by CETPA and supported by the California Department of Education, the Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team (FCMAT), and the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA).  The program is governed by a steering committee made up of technology leaders throughout California representing CETPA, CDE, FCMAT, CCSESA, as well as industry leaders and graduates. This collaboration ensures a rigorous and relevant curriculum is consistently delivered. 


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Open August 8-September 15, 2019





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Read the latest studies on the CTO Mentor Program!

CTO Mentor Program: Examining the effectiveness of the CTO Mentor Program and its impact on the K-12 technology leader's career 
By Dr. Julie Judd

A Case Study of Promising Practices Mentoring K-12 Chief Technology Officers
By Dr. Stephen Choi

CTO Mentor Program Library

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Dissertation by Dr. Stephen Choi.pdf PDF (176.92 KB) Administration 9/23/2018
Dissertation by Dr. Julle Judd.pdf PDF (177.3 KB) Administration 9/23/2018
CCTO_Recertificationv10.pdf PDF (334.51 KB) Administration 9/23/2018