2024 MAEDS Board Elections
Here are the candidates for the 2024 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 Ben Eggenberger.
Chief Information Officer - Washtenaw Intermediate School District
I am currently the Chief Information Officer for the Washtenaw Intermediate School District. Previously, I served as the Executive Director of Instructional Technology and Data Systems for the Ann Arbor Public Schools. I have worked in educational technology for over 27 years serving positions as a Teacher, Computer Coordinator, Building Technician, Database Administrator, Network Manager, Student Information Systems Manager, as well as Director of Technology and Media. I enjoy cycling, baking, and traveling with my family. I believe the MAEDS organization provides critical opportunities for members to share technical resources and gain professional connections that support districts across the state. It would be a privilege to support the organization.
Technology Director - Monroe County ISD
I have been serving in the K12 technology field for over 20 years and I have been at the Monroe County ISD for the last 10 years. I also have worked at Jefferson Schools and Monroe Public Schools in Monroe County. I have a B.A in Computer Science and a Masters of Instructional Technologies.
I am happy to have been able to serve you on the MAEDS board for the past 12 years and I remember attending my very first MAEDS Conference in 2008. I really appreciate the human networking aspect of our group since we are stronger and more efficient when we can share our knowledge and experiences with each other. I enjoy presenting on just about anything Microsoft and cyber security at MAEDS events year after year, as you likely know by now. I also have really enjoyed the friendships and knowledge I have learned from others around the state. Thanks for considering me and hoping to continue to serve you and this organization.
Director of Technology Services - Van Buren ISD
I have been in the Educational Technology space for 18 years now, starting as a Workstation/Network Analyst at a southwest Michigan LEA and working my way through the ranks to the Director of Technology Services for Van Buren ISD, where I have served in this position the past 8 years. Before my time with Van Buren ISD, I was the Tech Director at Gobles Public Schools as a ‘one man show’ learning the ropes of all aspects of the ed tech world (drinking through a firehose) and wearing many hats as most of us have had to do. You could say I have worked my way from the ‘mailroom’ to my current position with a lot of hard work and dedication. My time in the trenches has definitely shaped me into the leader I am today and given me great appreciation for all levels of this profession.
I have a Masters of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems Management from Ferris State University (Go Dawgs!), and the CTO certification from MSBO. I enjoy the day to day challenges that face our staff, students, and Districts and am always looking for the best solutions to assist with achieving their goals. I believe that excellent customer service makes all the difference in the world and have presented the past 2 years at MAEDS on this important topic.
I have been a member of MAEDS for the past 10 years and look forward to the Fall PD conference the most for the great sessions and networking opportunities. I see this week as a great team building opportunity for my staff and feel great pride when they make those connections to others in the field. I would be honored to serve on the MAEDS board and
continue the great networking/PD opportunities this organization provides.
Director of Technology - Northwest Education Services
Brandi Reynolds is a passionate and dedicated educator with over two decades of experience using instructional technology to improve learning outcomes for students and staff. Throughout her career, Brandi has consistently demonstrated her commitment to innovation and her ability to lead and inspire others.
As an instructional technology coach and curriculum coordinator at Traverse City Area Public Schools, Brandi implemented innovative instructional technology solutions and also played a key role in developing district-wide technology policies and procedures.
For the past four years, Brandi has worked as the Director of Technology for Northwest Education Services, a regional educational service agency that provides support to over 16 public schools in five counties. In this role, Brandi has assumed greater regional responsibilities and has developed strong professional relationships across the state. She is also a frequent presenter at state and local conferences on instructional technology.
Brandi earned a Master's Degree in Educational Technology from Michigan State University and is a current MAEDS Director. She is also a past chair of the Michigan Educational Technology Leaders (METL) group and is an active member of MACUL, REMC, and the WiredTC Learning Conference planning committee.
In her spare time, Brandi enjoys escaping into the pages of a captivating novel, crafting culinary creations in her kitchen, mentoring aspiring athletes on the softball field or basketball court, and cherishing moments of togetherness with her husband and two daughters amidst the beautiful scenery of Northern Michigan.