Technology Committee for School Improvement (TCSI)

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The Technology Committee for School Improvement (TCSI) is the formalization of a pre-existing technology advisory group also known as TAG (Technology Advisory Group).  Administrative Procedure 2:150R1 calls for the continuous evaluation of District 219’s Technology Plan set forth by the technology planning committee in January 2001. Therefore, a formal Technology Committee for School Improvement should be established whose goal in part should be to contribute to the on-going improvement of the District’s Technology Plan.

For questions about TCSI, please contact:
Oyindamola Idowu, Chief Technology Officer

About TCSI


Mission: The purpose of this committee is to encourage and elicit support from teachers, students, support staff, parents and others from the community to review, evaluate and recommend changes to how technology is used and implemented in District 219.

This forum should provide for the continuous dialogue between the stakeholders (as defined in the State’s Technology Blueprint) and the technology department, the evaluation of new technologies and future direction and most importantly the continued advocacy for District 219’s Technology Plan.

TCSI Handbook


TopicDescription of TopicTimeline
Technology PlanDevelop and revise the District's Technology Plan for recommendation to the Board.Every three years
Technology StandardsReview, evaluate and make recommendations to the PDSI Committee regarding technology standards for teachers; to the CSSI Committee regarding technology standards for students; and to the Superintendent regarding technology standards for administrators.Every three years or as needed
Professional DevelopmentReview, evaluate and make recommendations to the PDSI Committee and the Professional Development Centers regarding professional development activities in the District relating to technology.Every year
Technical SupportGenerate, review and evaluate proposals to improve technical support and make recommendations to the Director of Technology, the Superintendent and the Board of Education.Every year
Teacher Requests for TechnologyReview and evaluate requests for technology to ensure they are aligned with the goals and vision of the technology plan, and make recommendations for implementation.Every year

SY 20/21 Meeting Times

DateLocationAgendaMeeting Minutes
Wednesday, September 23ZoomSeptemberSeptember
Wednesday, October 21ZoomOctoberOctober
Wednesday, November 18NovemberNovember
Wednesday, January 20JanuaryJanuary
Wednesday, February 17FebruaryFebruary
Wednesday, April 28AprilApril

SY 20/21 TCSI Members

NameBuildingRole / Term
Idowu, OyindamolaDistrictChief Technology Officer
Arreguín, SandraDistrictAsst. Supt. of Curriculum and Instruction
Baehr, Sherry JoNiles NorthNorth Faculty 2020
Beeftink, MichaelNiles NorthNorth Faculty 2020
Comstock, AnthonyNiles WestWest Faculty 2020
Dykes, TimNiles WestBuilding Administration
Edwards, JosephNiles WestNTFT
Evonitz, RichardBoard of EducationBoard of Education Representative
Fahrenbacher, MatthewNiles WestWest Faculty 2020
Lacey, PhilipDistrictDirector of IT Service Management
Lothian, RebeccaDistrictDirector of Data & Innovation
Niles North Student RepresentativeNiles NorthNorth Student Representative
Niles West Student RepresentativeNiles WestWest Student Representative
Nowik, JosephBoard of EducationBoard of Education Representative
Powell, ChrisNiles WestBuilding Administration
Ruth, DavidNiles NorthNorth Faculty 2020
Salem, OmarNiles NorthNorth Faculty 2020
Scholl, RyanNiles WestHelp Desk
Soltys, LanceNiles NorthSupport Staff Representative
Villanueva, KarissaNiles WestWest Faculty 2020
Williams, RobynDistrictExecutive Assistant, CTO
Yu, DiannaNiles NorthBuilding Administration
Zbinden, BeverlyNiles NorthNorth Faculty 2020