Press Release

TCEA Welcomes Jacki Wright as Area 12 Director

by Emily Hopkins | April 11, 20222 | Press Release

 

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.”

2022-2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

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.

TCEA (tcea.org) 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.

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