Lenny Schad

Lenny Schad, one of the most prominent voices in K-12 technology leadership, is District Administration's chief information and innovation officer and technology editor-at-large.

Expectation management for IT leaders: Defining what, and when, to expect after COVID

Setting expectations is more than just stating what you want to happen. As leaders, we must pause and endeavor to understand the three organizational realities.

Technology leadership: Navigating the changing landscape

DA's National Technology Leadership Academy is a virtual event designed for technology leaders and their management teams that specifically focuses on the new role technology plays.

Cybersecurity: What questions should district leaders be asking?

Five questions district leaders should ask to ensure there is a shared ownership model between the school board, superintendent, and IT department.

Organization Change Management: Getting your district ready for the start of school and beyond

A structured change management process can help districts come up with a sustainable way to adapt to the current realities and create buy-in across the district.

Device management strategies Part 3: Maintenance

Once your collection and deployment plans are in place, you must tackle how maintenance and inventory will be managed.

Device management strategies Part 2: Deployment

Having a solid plan for distributing devices, including who has ownership responsibility, is key to success.

Device management: 3 key strategies for success

Device collection is the first of three key steps to ensure equitable distribution in the coming school year. The first thing that must be done is to identify who got devices and what if any tracking system or spreadsheet was utilized in the distribution process.

Digital equity: Solving the technology issue through collaboration

Government, telecom companies, the business community and school districts must work together to overcome significant obstacles, says Lenny Schad, chief information and innovation officer of District Administration, and former CIO for Houston ISD.

Professional Development for Today’s IT Leaders

My name is Lenny Schad, I am the former CIO for Houston ISD and currently, I am the Chief Information & Innovation Officer for...

Cybersecurity—what is your district’s story?

While the number of cyber incidents is on the rise, there is still a portion of school leadership who believe they are somehow less of a target and therefore don't have to spend as much time and resources on cybersecurity as the “big” districts. That is not true.

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