Planning Capital Projects from the IT Perspective

Long before the first shovel hits the dirt of any school construction or reconstruction project, the technology leadership team must be brought to the table (perhaps even the head of the table). Tech leaders see capital projects through a different lens, and this webinar will explore in detail the benefits of incorporating their guidance early and often. Lewellen will represent the compelling data collected from brand new research conducted about the role technology leaders play in construction projects, and Dayton and Mozdzierz will provide the first-hand experience of construction projects they've guided as a technology leader. Together, the presenters will provide a roadmap for how to save money and time, facilitate a collaborative construction team environment, and avoid long-term frustrations about the final product.



Learning Objectives

  1. Gain a high-level overview of best practices in collaborative building project teams from a technology perspective, including valuable data against which they can benchmark their own schools' practices.
  2. Have direct interaction with an experienced thought leader in the realm of independent school technology. He will share his real-world examples of how collaborative capital project planning can result in stronger educational outcomes for tomorrow's learners.
  3. Walk away with realistic lessons learned, opening the door to participants being able to immediately reframe their approach to construction projects upon returning to their school environments. We'll share proven techniques for championing early involvement of technology leaders and explore the potholes a school may face if they don't integrate technology early in the planning stages.
  4. Know where to turn for help when facing their next major capital project.

Broadcast Date

January 29, 2020, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)

Purchase Price

Member: $0.00
Non-Member Price: $0.00

Meet the Presenters


Jeff Dayton
The Madeira School
Director of Technology

Jeff Dayton joined Madeira in 2000 as the network operations manager after a long career in the business world. He brings a wealth of technology experience, having worked in the field since 1982 beginning with mainframe computers at Tyndall Air Force Base. Jeff is a seasoned presenter on technology use, social networking, and IT space needs. In addition to his work at Madeira, Jeff has worked with Campus Outreach Services, The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), Virginia Association of Independent Schools, and is currently serves on the finance committee of the Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools (ATLIS).


Jeff Mozdzierz
Oakland Schools
Field Services Director

Jeff Mozdzierz is Director of Technology - Field Services with Oakland Schools Intermediate School District in Michigan. He is responsible for strategic technology leadership for four school districts in the county. He started his career as an elementary special education teacher, he has been an instructional technology trainer before moving into administration. He served as technology director and elementary principal in a small district before moving to become director of technology in the county's largest school district. His focus on student learning and instruction has helped bridge the world of technology to teaching and learning.


Christina Lewellen
Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools
Executive Director

Christina is a seasoned association executive who has served industries ranging from window manufacturers to court reporters to proposal writers. She brings a data-driven framework to business planning and strategy, having earned her MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Certified Association Executive designation from the American Society of Association Executives. She was named the Executive Director of ATLIS in 2019 and travels coast-to-coast visiting independent schools and their leadership teams.