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From the Executive Director

Dear TETL Members,

I am very excited to be taking the helm of this wonderful organization! I recently retired after 21 years as the CTO at Hays CISD, and understand well the many challenges facing our districts as we emerge from the disruptions of the last two years.

We have BIG PLANS for the association in the year ahead! I plan to focus first on three primary areas: 1. Growing the membership of our organization; 2. Increasing the professional learning opportunities available virtually and in person; and 3. Strategizing with the board and membership on how we can better meet the specific needs of smaller school districts. We are holding three main events during the coming academic year:

  • Fall Summit—October 7, 2022, at San Antonio ISD

  • Winter Summit—February 1, 2023, at Hays CISD

  • Summer Clinic—June 21-22, 2023, at Embassy Suites in San Marcos

In addition, please plan on joining our monthly membership Zoom calls, on the third Thursday of every month, at 1:30 PM, starting September 15.

Otherwise, stay up-to-date with TETL by following us on Twitter and feel free to reach out to me anytime with ideas and opportunities for ways in which we will can build our organization together! I look forward to seeing you soon!


Dianne Borreson, CETL

New TETL White Paper: Small Districts, Big District Needs

Problem: With fewer resources available than larger school districts, small school districts struggle to provide the same education technology assets and opportunities to students.

We’re all in this together! We’ve heard that phrase a lot over the last couple of years. The truth is when it comes to technology we really do have the same issues and needs regardless of the size of the district. The catch is that small districts are at a severe disadvantage because they don’t have the staff or resources that large districts do. With that in mind, Texas Education Technology Leaders (TETL) created this white paper to assist small districts with information and resources on data privacy, cybersecurity, funding, budgeting, and staffing. 

Overview: Through the use of already existing planning resources, careful budget planning, and strategic staffing decisions, small districts can ensure the safety of their school communities and provide students with the same access to education technology as students in large districts. Data privacy is increasingly important for K-12 districts in a digital age where student and staff information is stored across many systems. Small school districts in Texas can adhere to existing standards for security implementation and staff training by taking advantage of existing resources from established partners. Further, through a comprehensive understanding of the mechanisms for school funding, small districts can leverage existing local, state, and federal funding streams and maximize efficiency in order to provide students with the technological opportunities and district systems necessary for K-12 education in the 21st century.

TETL is your partner to help you be successful in all of your technology endeavors. If you are not yet a member, we encourage you to join. From white papers like this one to professional learning and networking opportunities, a wealth of resources are available to you. We truly are all in this together! If you would like to receive a copy of the full white paper, please send an email to Dianne Borreson at

Join today and take advantage of new member benefits

Cyber-Preparedness Lunch & Learn

December 2 | Irving ISD

Discussion detailing the importance of cyber-preparedness, not only for technology, but also for business continuity and financial security, in partnership with Crowdstrike. Space is limited, so please register in advance. Learn more!


TETL Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2023 TETL Awards! Each year, TETL recognizes individuals and school districts that demonstrate outstanding vision in the use of information technologies to improve student learning. Learn more.

Join a TETL Committee

Committees are a great way to get involved in your organization, show your leadership skills, meet new people, and contribute to a great cause! Join now!

Who We Are

Texas Education Technology Leaders (formerly Texas K-12 CTO Council) is a chapter of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and is the premier organization for technology leaders in Texas K-12 school districts. Being a leader in the field of education technology depends on having the right support and guidance to stay ahead of quickly changing technology trends. Your network is key to helping the school districts you serve implement the best systems and solutions possible. We understand the challenges you face today . . . and we help you look ahead to what’s on the horizon. We tailor our services to support you and to help you stay one step ahead of an ever-changing technology environment. 

We empower education technology leaders . . . for today and tomorrow.


Members benefit from a host of professional development opportunities and access to a network of K-12 EdTech experts.


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