2019 MAEDS Board Elections
Here are the candidates for the 2019 Election. Watch your email box for an official ballot in early December. If you are a member and did not receive a ballot please contact Dana Houseman.
Technology Director, Beal City Public Schools
Mr. Eggenberger has been serving on the MAEDS board of directors since 2004, and has not missed attending the fall conference since his first trip in 1998. MAEDS holds a special place in his heart, and he hopes to continue serving MAEDS and its membership for another term.
I am currently the Technology Director for the Tri County Area Schools. Previously, I served as the Network Administrator for the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District since January 2001. My previous positions have seen me as a Network Engineer with a small ISP, a Computer Technician for the Montcalm Community College, and I worked with computers in the United States Army. I have been working with computers professionally for the last 20+ years and as a hobby for a very long time.
I have been serving on the MAEDS board since 2007. I served as Fall Conference chair in 2011 and as President in 2012. I have been serving as Board Treasurer since 2014. I have presented several times at the MAEDS Spring PD event and have presented at each MAEDS fall conference since 2006, presenting on topics like “Open Source Alternatives”, “Group Policy tips and tricks”, “System Center Configuration Manager”, "Cool things you can do with GAM", and a few others. I even won the Euchre tournament one year! I would very much like to continue serving on the MAEDS board and help to bring our membership the best possible trainings and events.
Butch Murray, have worked in the Management Technology Department at the Macomb ISD for the past 31+ years. I have served on the MAEDS board for over 25 years, holding various officer positions. I am very proud to be a part of an organization that I feel provides a networking and knowledge resource second to none. In my time away from the office I enjoy woodworking, hunting and fishing, and traveling around this great state we live in.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve you over the past 6 years. It has been a pleasure working on the board to help put on a quality conference and PD every year. I was the conference chair in 2017 and served as MAEDS president in 2018. I have been coming to the MAEDS conference for over 20 years and I’ve presented at the conference several times in the past.
Currently I am the Director of Technology for Chelsea School District and have been for the last 21 years. During my time at Chelsea I have managed 3 different technology bonds and have implemented all the technology systems that go along with those bonds. I have experience managing a 1 to 1 program for over 15 years and currently we are 1 to 1 using iPads in grades K through 12.
I have worked in the K-12 technology field for over 30 years and have enjoyed all the changes along the way. I would be honored to continue to serve the MAEDS membership by being on the board and lending my services to put on the best technical conference and PD day in Michigan.
Dan Grimm is the District Technology Coordinator for Van Buren ISD - he oversees technology for Decatur Public Schools and Lawton Community Schools. Dan started his educational technology career in 2011 interning for the Plainwell Community Schools Technology Department. He then started with VBISD in 2016 after graduating from Western Michigan University with his Bachelor’s in Computer Information System. Dan has been a MAEDS member for three years now and has been on the SPOT/Device Purchasing committee for two years. Dan has been a presenter at the MAEDS Fall Conference and been the session manager in numerous other sessions. He is very passionate about EdTech across Michigan. Dan and his wife Heather are expecting the birth of their first child in February 2020.
Ben is a creative leader focused on continuous improvement with experience in group
problem-solving, flattening of leadership structures, and one on one coaching. Experienced in
classroom teaching, instructional coaching, data trend analysis, project management,
curriculum development, and facilitation of systemic improvement. Ben sees technology in
education as a “service-first” field, and seeks to build relationships, conversations, and a greater
understanding of the importance of technology to empower learners. In addition to work
experience, he has previously served on the board of the Michigan Association for Computer
Users in Learning for 6 years, including chairing the Communications Committee and annual
Jeremy Adams is a Technology Services Coordinator for Jackson ISD. He is responsible for Hillsdale County as part of the JCISD Technology Consortium. The schools he supports are Hillsdale Community, Hillsdale ISD, Will Carleton, Hillsdale Prep, North Adams, Pittsford, Camden, and Waldron. Jeremy has worked with Jackson ISD for 12 years. He enjoys time with family and hiking/backpacking different parts of Michigan.