The role of the CTO in school districts is evolving into one of the most important leadership positions in education, yet many who currently fill that job lack the skills and background to make the
Jean Tower is the Director of Media and Digital Learning for the Needham Public Schools in Massachusetts. Jean’s primary interest is in effective integration of technology in the curriculum and in creating the essential conditions to enable that to happen. Jean has over twenty years of experience in K-12 educational technology, with a BS in Computer Science, a Master’s degree in Critical and Creative Thinking, and a CAGS in Educational Administration from Boston University. She has served as a Board Member of MassCUE and is the Immediate Past President of the Board of METAA (Massachusetts Educational Technology Administrators Association), the local CoSN chapter. Jean is also CoSN’s immediate past chair.