Department Staff

Department Staff

Department Contact:

Susan Anderson

Technology Integration Specialist

(682) 867-7551
sanderson@aisd.net

Susan joined 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:

  • Arlington HS
  • Career Tech Center
  • 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
lheaton@aisd.net

Lori joined 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
jholland@aisd.net

After teaching science at Nichols Junior High since 1994, Jim joined 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 strategy board games, woodworking, reading, writing and spending time with his wife, Becky, and their two children, Jaylee and Jayden. Much of his time is spent serving at his church as both a life group leader and youth ministry leader.

Supported Schools:

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

Department Contact:

Gaby Krumm

Technology Integration Specialist

(682) 867-7546
gkrumm@aisd.net

Gaby joined the IT Department April 1st, 1996 (and that's no April Fools!). Before teaching fourth grade at Ditto Elementary for ten years, she taught Kindergarten in Dallas. In addition to spending time with her grandchildren, Joseph, Tommy Joe, Andres, Nicholas and Sadie, she enjoys traveling with her husband, Milt, to various NASCAR events as well as flying back to her roots in Germany where she was born and graduated from Mannheim American High School.

Supported Schools:

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

Department Contact:

Levianne Mirabelli

Technology Integration Specialist

(682) 867-7556
lmirabel@aisd.net

Supported Schools:

  • Bebensee ES
  • Berry 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
kpinkert@aisd.net

Kenny joined 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

Director (interim),
Blended Learning Coordinator

(682) 867-7728
ssimpso4@aisd.net

Steve arrived in ITD from the Social Studies Department in May 2014.  As Interim Director and Blended Learning Coordinator, his work involves the adoption and implementation of Canvas as Arlington’s learning management system and the early development of an online course program.  Additionally, he supports efforts to develop online professional learning opportunities for teachers and staff.  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, elementary-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
dthompson@aisd.net

Deann joined 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
  • Corey Academy
  • Crouch ES
  • Ditto ES
  • Dunn ES
  • Knox ES
  • Little ES
  • Miller ES
  • Moore ES
  • Patrick ES
  • Roark ES
  • Thornton ES
  • Wood ES
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