Founded in August 2014, the Illinois Educational Technology Leaders is the premier professional association for school technology leaders in Illinois. IETL is committed to connecting members, supporting professional advancement, and promoting professionalism in school technology leadership.
IETL was created through the combination of two professional organizations: Illinois Chief Technology Officers (ILCTO) and the Education Technology Council of Illinois (ETC-IL).


  • John Connolly, Consolidated High School District 230, President
  • Tony Schlorff, Township High School District 214, Vice President
  • Chris Budzynski, Huntley Community School District 158, Treasurer
  • Michael Arensdorff, Oak Park Elementary School District 97, Secretary
  • Don Ringelestein, Maine Township High School District 207, Past President
  • Phil Morris, Kane County Regional Office of Education, 
  • Jason Wiegel, AERO Special Education Cooperative
  • John Armstrong, Joliet Public Schools District 86  
  • Maria Stavropoulos, Prospect Heights School District 23  
  • Mary Jane Warden, Park Ridge-Niles School District 64
  • Phil Hintz, arrington School District 220
Contact: Phil Morris,