Alice Owen, CETL

Alice Owen

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Executive Director, Texas K-12 CTO Council
Irving, TX


Dr. Alice Owen, CETL, is the Executive Director of the Texas K12 CTO Council, the state Chapter of COSN, which supports school district chief technology officers throughout Texas. She recently retired from education after 38 years, with a background in curriculum, evaluation, professional development, and project management. Her most recent position was Division Director of Technology in Irving ISD, where she oversaw all aspects of technology operations including infrastructure, information systems, and technical services. She managed one of the longest running 1:1 laptop programs in the nation, providing laptops to over 12,000 teachers and students 24/7. She has served on the COSN Board, has been Chair of the Texas K-12 CTO Council, and chaired the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) Special Interest Group, SIG 1to1. Dr. Owen was recently presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Technology in Education from the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) and ISTE’s Outstanding Leader for 2012.


Areas of expertise:

  • CETL Ambassador
  • Managing State Chapters
  • 1:1 device programs
  • CETL/Framework of Essential Skills
  • Collaboration and Professional Development
  • Leadership and Vision
  • Mobile Learning
  • Technology Planning and Management