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TCEA Welcomes Bill Long as Area 15 and 18 Director
April 22, 2024

Austin, Texas:  The Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) proudly welcomes Bill Long to its esteemed board of directors as the new TCEA Director of Areas 15 and 18. Long, currently serving as the director of technology and cybersecurity coordinator at Harper ISD, brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his new role. Stepping into his 2-year term, he joins 21 peers to support TCEA’s mission of advancing teaching and learning through technology.

With 18 years of experience as a technology director in PreK-12 education and over 30 years in IT, Long brings a unique blend of expertise to the TCEA Board of Directors. In addition to a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and a Master of Education in Learning and Technology, his extensive list of certifications, including Microsoft MCSE, MTA, CompTIA Linux+, Project+, Security+, and Network+, underscores his dedication to staying at the forefront of technological advancements. 

Recognized for his strengths in technology, networking, and cybersecurity, Long is poised to make significant contributions to TCEA’s mission of empowering educators to integrate technology effectively in teaching and learning. Reflecting on his appointment, Long shared his thoughts, stating, “Two critical skills for our youth today are ‘out-of-the-box thinking’ and ‘information validation.’ Technology can give you the answers, the question is how to use them.” This sentiment emphasizes his commitment to fostering critical thinking and digital literacy among students. 

Long is involved with TCEA as an active member and has served in various capacities, including as a former Special Interest Group (SIG) member and SIG president.  Executive Director of TCEA, Lori Gracey, expressed enthusiasm about Long’s addition to the board, stating, “We are thrilled to welcome Bill to the TCEA Board of Directors. His extensive experience in education technology and cybersecurity will undoubtedly enrich our efforts to support educators. Bill’s passion for empowering students with the skills they need to thrive in a digital age aligns perfectly with TCEA’s mission.”

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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.