TCEA Welcomes Jacki Wright as Area 12 Director
by Emily Horn
April 11, 2022

Austin, Texas: TCEA is pleased to announce Jacki Wright as the association’s new Area 12 Director. As the Area 12 Director, Jacki will unite with 25 other educators to guide TCEA in its mission to advance teaching and learning through technology and its vision of learning without limits.

Jacki has been an involved member of TCEA and a TCEA Convention & Exposition attendee since 2013. Additionally, she was a presenter at TCEA for six years. She has presented at various TCEA Area 12 events and at TCEA’s System Administrator and Technical Support Conference.

Jacki earned a bachelor’s degree in history, and she is currently certified in history and social studies for grades 8-12. Jacki is also a certified Google trainer and educator (levels 1 and 2) and has completed Flipped Learning Global training.

Jacki previously served as a high school history teacher and later as a technology specialist in Temple ISD, where she collaborated with district-wide teams to integrate technology and advocated for technology in education to state legislators on the Education Committee. In her experiences, Jacki has designed a strategic training system for faculty and students, launched a blended learning program in partnership with Raise Your Hand Texas, led a 1:1 technology device initiative, and founded a student-led technology program. Jacki currently serves Academy ISD at the District level as an instructional technology specialist and webmaster.

“​​Each day is an opportunity to help others, share my passion for technology, and affect positive change in education,” says Jacki. “As a service-minded professional, I am committed to cultivating meaningful relationships and collaborating with colleagues to attain goals.” Jacki is excited to serve on TCEA’s Board of Directors and continue sharing her passion for technology.

“Our board is comprised of exceptional educators who champion the mission and vision of TCEA and make our work possible,” says TCEA Executive Director Lori Gracey. “We are thrilled to welcome our new members and continue working with returning members, mixing new, fresh perspectives with valuable experience and insights. It’s going to be a great year.”


Name Position Term
Dr. Ronnie Gonzalez President 2022-2023
Mindi Vandagriff Vice President 2022-2023
Brian Grenier Past President 2022-2023
Luann Hughes Convention Chair 2022-2023
John Bimmerle Members Services Chair 2022-2024
Dr. Brian Brown Finance and Records Chair 2021-2023
Dr. Cynthia L. Piña Area 1 2020-2023
Jennifier Krnavek Area 2 2022-2025
Dr. Sheryl Roehl Area 3 2021-2023
Meredith McCune Area 4 2022-2025
Mark Simmons Area 5 2021-2023
Brenda McDonald Area 6 2021-2024
Brad Stewart Area 7 2020-2023
Alyssa Butler Area 8 2022-2025
Don Sewell Area 9 2020-2023
Lydia Croupe Area 10 2022-2025
Jessica Mays Area 11 2021-2023
Jacki Wright Area 12 2022-2025
Cori Coburn-Shiflett Area 13 2021-2024
Shawn Schlueter Area 14 2021-2024
Sherry Hall Area 15 2021-2024
Tammy McLain Area 16 2022-2025
Bill Landis Area 17 2020-2023
Mark Patrick Area 18 2021-2024
Crystal Fuentes Area 19 2021-2024
Jeannine Freeman Area 20 2021-2024


TCEA Membership is divided into areas that correspond to the 20 Education Service Centers in Texas. The full board is made up of one representative from each of the 20 areas and seven directors elected to the executive committee.

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TCEA ( is a nonprofit, member-based organization that has supported the use of technology in education since 1980. Our primary focus is on integrating technology into the PreK–16 environment and providing our members with cutting-edge knowledge and resources through conferences, workshops, online and print publications, and collaborations with higher education and business.