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Hall of Fame

 

CETPA's Hall of Fame was established in 2019, almost 60 years after it was founded as CEDPA.

We know there are many people out there who have contributed greatly to this organization.

Not all are honored here because we've lost touch. Others are listed because we know their names but don't have any other information.

If you or someone you know should be listed here, please contact awards@cetpa.net 

 

Service, Influence, Dedication

The Hall of Fame was introduced in 2019 as a way to honor those

who deserve to be recognized for their unique service to educational

technology, influence in the K-12 education community and dedication to

CETPA.

 

Darryl LaGace
Darryl was one of the education technology community’s most visionary and passionate advocates for transforming teaching and learning through technology. He served two times as president of CETPA and was an influential speaker at conferences around the nation, bringing his vision and passion for collaboration and partnership to help public education to a community of educators, administrators, and vendors working in the K-12 environment.
Darryl LaGace
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Mike Caskey
I joined CETPA as the MIS Sig Chair (Some may remember Sigs). Over the years, I was fortunate enough to hold most of the board positions. The highlight of my professional career was serving as CETPA President in 2003. Another highlight was serving on the committee that developed the CTO Mentor Program, and then serving as an instructor for the first cohort. CETPA has been an incredibly important part of my life and I am very grateful that I have been part of such an exceptional organization.
Mike Caskey
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Russ Brawn
Russ Brawn is a long-time member, having served on the Board of Directors from 1996-2011. He is the first to work in Sacramento on behalf of CETPA, advocating for school technology. His connections around the state set the seed for the recognized authority that the organization now is.
Russ Brawn
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Jane Kauble
Jane served on the CEDPA/CETPA Board from 1972 to 2007. She helped coordinate registration and many of the details for the annual conferences. She was integral to the success of these annual conferences, working many hours with almost none of the technology we have available today.
Jane Kauble
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Judy Acosta
Judy became a CEDPA/CETPA Board member in 1989 She served as President for two terms and spent many years serving as Treasurer. She was diligent in her duties and left the Board having secured a stable financial outlook for the organization.
Judy Acosta
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Warren Williams
Warren twice held the position of President of the Board of Directors for CETPA. Warren is proud of the work that he and fellow CEDPA/CETPA Board Members have been able to accomplish for the students of California. He created the first CEDPA Website and listserv and brought the Internet to CETPA conferences.
Warren Williams
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Terrell Tucker
Terrell served on the Board of directors for CEDPA, then CETPA from 1995 to 2010. He held most positions, including President twice and Treasurer.
Terrell Tucker
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Greg Lindner
Throughout Mr. Lindner’s career he has been involved in the CETPA organization, both as a member and a board member. Mr. Lindner first attended CETPA in 1989. In 1991, Mr. Lindner was elected to the CETPA Board and held that position for 17 years then took a short hiatus and returned to the board for another two years for a total of 19. Mr. Lindner has attended the annual conference consecutively since 1989.
Greg Lindner
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Scott Sexsmith
Scott has been actively working in K-20 technology since 1983. Scott served on the Board from 1998-2008. He held many positions including President from 2001-2002. He also has served on the CTO Mentor Program Steering Committee since its inception.
Scott Sexsmith
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Sandy Ching
Sandy Ching spent many years volunteering for CEDPA/CETPA before being elected to the Board of Directors. Her cheerful demeanor always brightens up a room. Sandy always made sure everyone was whole and ready to go.
Sandy Ching
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Oswaldo Galarza spent 14 years on the CEDPA/CETPA Board of Directors. He held many positions including President and Treasurer. Oz’s talent for organizational management, coupled with his attention to detail and statewide connections helped the organization improve their recognized authority, not only in California, but also with nationwide organizations.
Oswaldo Galarza
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Carl Fong
Dr. Fong was President of the California Education Technology Professionals Association (CETPA) for 2006-2007, served on the Board of Directors for CETPA until 2010 and remains an active member of CETPA for over 20 years. He was also a founding steering committee member, mentor and instructor of the Chief Technology Officers (CTO) Mentor Program of CETPA. He has presented at various conferences on technology including Cybersecurity and Data Privacy.
Carl Fong
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Steve Carr
Stephen served on the Board of Directors for many years including two terms as president. His work with the Board on our consortium programs, the privacy program, and the conference helped the organization grow and become the recognized authority it is today.
Steve Carr
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Rob Chambers
Rob has served CEDPA/CETPA in many ways over the years, including as a member of the Board of Directors. Rob’s work as a volunteer equaled an additional Board member. He was there with technical answers, visionary ideas, and never complained when asked to help move boxes, stuff bags, or string cable for the hands-on labs.
Rob Chambers
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Marilyn Carson
Marilyn served on the Board when is was 100% volunteer. She retired from the Santa Clara County Office of Education in 1992. She enjoyed her time on the CEDPA Board.
Marilyn Carson
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Special Consideration for member volunteers who did not serve on the Board of Directors.

These dedicated people used their vacation time and spent

time away from their families to help us at the conference,

year after year. We truly thank them!


Patricia Williams
Patricia was for many years, CEDPA/CETPA’s photographer. She took most of the pictures being displayed in other’s profiles. She, along with Sherilyn Sexsmith, were also instrumental in helping Jane and Judy behind the registration desk to make sure all attendees had a positive experience.
Patricia Williams
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Sherilyn Sexsmith
She first began attending CETPA conferences with her husband Scott in 1996. When Scott joined the CETPA Board in 1998, Sherilyn enthusiastically began supporting the annual conference registration desk and vendor shows as needed. She continued providing this support for ten years.
Sherilyn Sexsmith
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Phil Kauble
Phil Kauble was introduced to CEDPA in 1982 when he was hired as the Director of Student Support Services at the Los Angeles County Office of Education. He was instrumental in transporting registration materials to/from conferences and providing photography services.
Phil Kauble
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Other Famous Names From The Past
Eric Boutwell       Phil Branstetter    Perry Polk
Addison Ching
 John Crane  Paul Fracoli
 Bob Howe  John Kern  
     

 

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