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Special Interest Group for Independent Schools
SIGIS provides a forum for discussion that supports the unique needs of independent school educators based in part on their often unique features, such as individual missions, clientele and funding models.
Learn and lead

SIGIS offers a unique opportunity for independent schools and public schools to connect regionally and at a distance to share educational technology innovations, strategies and best practices to develop professional development partnerships. 

SIGIS' goals include:

  • Facilitating discussion relating to educational technology among independent schools professionals
  • Building a framework for implementing ISTE standards in members' schools and regions
Welcome to SIGIS
SIGIS officers

SIG President
Lawrence Kahn
Chief Technology Officer
The Kinkaid School
Houston, TX

SIG President Elect
Vinnie Vrotny
Director of Academic Technology
North Shore Country Day School
Wilmette, IL

SIG Past President
Kristopher Wiemer
Academic Technology Coordinator
Deerfield Academy
Easthampton, MA

SIG Communications Chair
Jack Hardcastle
Director Of Technology
McDonogh School
Owings Mills, MD


SIGIS Committee Members
Lisa Abel-Palmieri
Greg Brandenburg
Jill Brown
Howard Levin
Paul Miller
Don Orth
Julie Robison
Kim Sivick
Kelsey Vroomunn
Marti Weston
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