Department Contact:

Susan Anderson

Technology Integration Specialist
(682) 867-7551

Twitter: @kaywoody

Susan joined TI² (then named ITD) in April of 2001 after teaching at Nichols Junior High for several years. She and her husband, David, have two beautiful daughters, Rachel and Grace. When she has a little spare time, she enjoys being a Girl Scout Troop Leader, a Sunday School teacher and being a parent at Arlington High School. She earned her Bachelor's from Georgia Southern University, and her Master's from the University of North Texas. Her favorite food is potatoes and her Sonic drink is Blackberry Slush.

Supported Schools:

  • Career Tech Center
  • Center for Visual and Performing Arts
  • College and Career HS
  • Collegiate HS
  • Barnett JH
  • Bowie HS
  • Newcomer Center
  • Ousley JH
  • Seguin HS
  • Turning Point
  • Venture HS

Department Contact:

Lori Heaton

Technology Integration Specialist
(682) 867-7553

Twitter: @LoriAHeaton

Lori joined TI² (then named ITD) in August 2013 after spending ten years as the librarian for Larson Elementary.  Lori earned her Bachelor’s from Stephen F. Austin and her Master’s from the University of North Texas.  Prior to moving into the library, Lori taught fifth grade at Wimbish Elementary, junior high in DeSoto ISD, and seventh grade in her hometown of Lufkin.  In her spare time, Lori enjoys reading, shopping, playing games on her iPad, and hanging out with her friends and family, especially her nephew and niece, Luke and Grace.

Supported Schools:

  • Butler ES
  • Duff ES
  • Ellis ES
  • Foster ES
  • Hill ES
  • Jones Academy
  • Key ES
  • Larson ES
  • Pope ES
  • South Davis ES
  • Sherrod ES
  • Short ES
  • Swift ES
  • Wimbish ES

Department Contact:

Jim Holland

Technology Integration Specialist
(682) 867-7547

Twitter: @verytalljim

After teaching science at Nichols Junior High since 1994, Jim joined TI² (then named ITD) in October of 2000. He is a published author and holds degrees in Biology (B.S.) and Computer Education and Cognitive Systems with an emphasis on Instructional Design (M.S.). Jim enjoys hiking, strategy board games, woodworking, home improvement projects, reading, writing and spending time with his two adult children, Jaylee (also a teacher) and Jayden (a wind turbine technician).

Supported Schools:

  • Boles JH
  • Carter JH
  • Martin HS
  • Sam Houston HS
  • Workman JH
  • Young JH

Department Contact:

Stephen Hayes

Technology Integration Specialist
(682) 867-7546

Twitter: @HayesStephen13

Stephen joined TI² in July of 2020 after teaching multiple grade levels at Bryant Elementary for 8 years. He received his B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Texas at Arlington and his M.ED in Instructional Technology from Texas Tech University. Stephen enjoys spending time with his wife, Brandy, and two kids, Grayson and Colbie. In his spare time, Stephen enjoys hiking and other outdoor activities, music, and sports.

Supported Schools:

  • Adams ES
  • Amos ES
  • Ashworth ES
  • Atherton ES
  • Beckham ES
  • Bryant ES
  • Farrell ES
  • Fitzgerald ES
  • Hale ES
  • Pearcy ES
  • Remynse ES
  • Starrett ES
  • West ES

Department Contact:

Estefania Juarez Sanchez

(682) 867-7545

I am so happy to be a part of Arlington ISD! I was a student at Newcomer Center in the 9th grade. After graduating from high school in Mexico, I was so fortunate to be able to work at Newcomer Center as a Teaching Assistant. I also worked at Wood Elementary as the Guidance Technician and the school Secretary. I earned my Associates Degree from Tarrant County College and look forward to completing my bachelor's degree. Among my favorite things to do are exploring new places and discovering new restaurants. I enjoy working out at the gym and hiking at the Cedar Ridge Preserve in my spare time. 

Department Contact:

Crystal Lee

Blended Learning Specialist
(682) 867-7521

Twitter: @clee530

Crystal joined TI² in August of 2018 after teaching 7th-grade math and science at Young Junior High for 8 years. She received her B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies from UT Arlington and her M.Ed in Educational Technology from UT Brownsville.  Crystal enjoys watching action-packed superhero movies and traveling with her husband, Leander, cuddling with her Lhasa Apso, Roxie, cooking new recipes, playing cards and board games with family and friends, bowling, and bargain shopping.

Department Contact:

Jessica Mays

Blended Learning Coordinator
(682) 867-7545

Twitter: @lovesgoogle

Jessica joined TI² in August of 2019. Prior to her arrival in Arlington, she worked for Temple ISD where she served as a Digital Learning Specialist and the Raise Your Hand Texas Blended Learning Project Manager. Jessica holds a Master of Education degree in curriculum and instruction and is a Google Certified Trainer and holds a Flipped Learning Global certification. She is a former secondary ELAR teacher and department chair. Jessica believes in the power and promise of blended learning and educational technology and their ability to amplify communication, elevate learning, and engage and inspire students at every level--every day. When she's not supporting her family at school athletic events, she enjoys traveling, cooking, crafting, and reading.

Department Contact:

Levianne Mirabelli

Technology Integration Specialist
(682) 867-7556

Twitter: @Levianne

Levianne joined the cast of TI² in November of 2017. She got her start in AISD in 1991. Previous roles include Summer Impact 2020: Academic Conversations, Engagement Hub: Relationships and CLF modules 2.1B and 2.2F. Other credits include TCEA Presenter, Tech Club Sponsor, TI Grant Winner, Tech Trainer/Liaison, and Elementary Music teacher for 26 seasons. Arlington native and TCU graduate (1990), she earned a degree in music education with certification in all levels PK-12. Love and Thanks to my husband Russell, my children Anthony and Andrew and the entire cast of TI² for all of their support. Among my favorite things are: Disney, British murder mysteries, Broadway musicals, HGTV, cooking, crafting, and coffee!

Supported Schools:

  • Bebensee ES
  • Blanton ES
  • Burgin ES
  • Crow ES
  • Goodman ES
  • Kooken ES
  • McNutt ES
  • Morton ES
  • Peach ES
  • Rankin ES
  • Speer ES
  • Webb ES
  • Williams ES

Department Contact:

Kenny Pinkerton

Technology Integration Specialist
(682) 867-7550

Twitter: @knypink

Kenny joined TI² (then named ITD) in November of 2011 after teaching business at Martin High School for 13 years. During his time at Martin, he also served as a campus technology liaison. Kenny has a BBA and an MEd. from the University of North Texas. When he is not at work, he enjoys reading, the outdoors and playing soccer. Kenny also enjoys spending time with his wife, Pam and his daughter, Nicole.

Supported Schools:

  • Arlington HS
  • Bailey JH
  • Gunn JH
  • Lamar HS
  • Nichols JH
  • Shackelford JH

Department Contact:

Steve Simpson

(682) 867-7728

Twitter: @AISDblended

Steve arrived in TI² (then named ITD) from the Social Studies Department in May 2014. As Director, his work involves guiding varied efforts to ensure the learner experience in Arlington ISD includes meaningful opportunities for technology integration, technology usage, and the use of relevant resources. Prior to working in the Social Studies Department as an instructional specialist, Steve taught 7th and 8th grade history at Ferguson Junior High School.  He holds B.A.s in History and Political Science from TCU, a M.Ed. (Curriculum & Instruction) from UTA, a principal certification, and an online instruction certification.  More significantly, he is married to a wonderful woman and has two amazing, middle school-aged children. Steve’s interests include: music, sports, guitar, food and water, both sitting and standing, dry humor, and critical thinking.

Department Contact:

Deann Thompson

Technology Integration Specialist
(682) 867-7549


Deann joined TI² (then named ITD) in July of 2004 after teaching 4th grade for 7 years at Swift Elementary. Deann enjoys spending time with her husband, Tommy, and their two boys, Camden and Cullen. In her spare time, she enjoys reading novels, listening to music, and going to see the latest blockbusters.

Supported Schools:

  • Anderson ES
  • Berry ES
  • Corey Academy
  • Crouch ES
  • Ditto ES
  • Dunn ES
  • Johns ES
  • Little ES
  • Miller ES
  • Moore ES
  • Patrick ES
  • Thornton ES
  • Wood ES