Innovation Through Business: A CBO’s Perspective

Mary Hart, Associate Superintendent Mary Hart, the Associate Superintendent of Business Services at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education shares her vast experience with technology and innovation working as a CBO in a large district and at the county level.  She discusses the importance of sustaining technology and innovation and how to financially prepare during budget-strapped times.


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Technology and H.R.

Gabe SoumakianFor Gabe Soumakian, assistant superintendent of human resources at Burbank Unified School District, the human resources function is about more than hiring and processing employment; it’s about building capacity and keeping skilled employees in the district. In this interview with Steve Kay, Gabe shares some of the ways he has put technology to work in support of human resources.

If you enjoyed this episode, click here to find narrated presentations Gabe has produced on highly qualified teachers, cyber safety, and e-mail protocol.

Managing Assets and Data

Dan NevilleDan Neville, Technology Specialist with Arizona’s Kyrene School District, shares how his district is using technology for more effective asset and data management. He gives examples that range from wireless devices that improve the accuracy of textbooks and equipment inventories to tools for collecting data from lots of sources in one place for analysis and interpretation.

in 2006, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) named Kyrene School District a “Salute District” in recognition of its focus on technology to promote student achievement.

Click here to learn more about the tools Dan mentions as well as other related products and resources.