EU PSUG 2015 Presenters
A consulting and software development company specializing in education services and solutions with a proven track record of helping schools optimize the value of technology investments, including PowerSchool. Intellimedia has extensive knowledge and experience with education solutions and PowerSchool customizations as well as our close relationship with Pearson as a trusted Pearson partner integration consultant positions us to help schools and Powerschool partners improve efficiency, enhance data driven decision-making as well as achieve more seamless system integration. Intellimedia will cover conference sessions among the following areas: Advanced Customization, Extended Schema, PowerQueries.
Adam has a background as a web developer and school psychologist. He has blended these interests and skillsets into a single position where he manages the collection and analysis of data, coaches principals in the use of student information, and develops tools for tracking and reporting student progress for a medium-sized rural school district in the United States, about 160km from Chicago. Adam managed the PowerSchool implementation for this district in 2010 and continues as the chief administrator of the system today. Adam will cover conference sessions among the following: HTML/CSS for PowerSchool Customisation SQL Powerful Queries, Automating Data Tasks, Visualising Data in HTML Pages with Fusion Charts and “Putting it all Together” Customization Labs.
Greg is the president and principal consultant at PSTechGroup, Inc. A former tech support manager and trainer at PowerSchool with 14 years of PowerSchool experience, he goes back to the days in the late 90’s when what is now PowerScheduler was being developed and later integrated into the PowerSchool SIS. He has presented at numerous PSUG conferences over the years. Working with schools all over the world, Greg specializes in Scheduling, Standards, training and implementations.
Jason is a Senior Global PowerSchool Specialist for PowerSchool Group LLC and works with schools around the world providing technical and solutions-oriented product demonstrations for PowerSchool. Jason has been assisting schools with their technology needs in a variety of roles for the past 21 years. Prior to PowerSchool becoming an independent company in August 2015, Jason spent 10 years at Pearson. While at Pearson Jason spent 2 years as a sales consultant on K-8 digital curriculum products before joining the School Systems division where he become a well-known speaker and trainer at user group conferences and PowerSchool University. Prior to his work at Pearson, Jason spent 11 years at Apple in a variety of technical and consultative roles within Apple’s education division. Jason has been a fan and user of PowerSchool since 1999, and feels privileged to officially represent the product. Jason will show us what’s new In PowerSchool 9.0 and 9.1 and teach other topics as well (TBA soon – based on the registered participants’ needs).
Bob’s background included science teacher, television production and finally technology director before retiring in 2010 from Shrewsbury Public Schools in Massachusetts. He’s been consulting with districts for nearly 10 years and all of his resources and PowerPoint presentations are available from his website www.derotechnical.com. He specializes on elementary scheduling with excel, implementing standards and designing printed report cards with ParkBench Visual Object Report Writer.
Bob had already committed to teaching at PSUG-MI so he will not be able to attend, but once again has agreed to offer a virtual session and Q&A on Design Considerations for Building Your (Printable) Standard Based Report Card.
Martina Mencer Salluzzo
Martina is a very experienced K-12 teacher at the American International School of Zagreb, Croatia, and she has been using PowerTeacher since 2008. She teaches French and is a Gradebook guru to her colleagues form the World Languages Department, as well as form the rest of the school. Martina is certainly a PowerTeacher power user and will be giving out a hands on session on daily effective usage of PowerTeacher and the Gradebook.
Kristina Ana Sprljan
Kristina is the IB Coordinator at the American International School of Zagreb, Croatia. She is an experienced Middle and High School teacher who teaches Spanish, ELL, Critical Thinking and Croatian Culture. Kristina will be leading the IB Round Table session.
Sanja is the PowerSchool Coordinator at the American International School of Zagreb, Croatia. She administrates PowerSchool at AISZ since 2012. Sanja attended PSU Orlando in 2012, EU PSUG 2013 in Valencia and EU PSUG 2014 in Malta. She taught the “Painless Object Reporting by the help pf VisualPST” at EU PSUG Malta. Among other sessions, this year she might be leading sessions on End-of-Year process, Start-of-Year, DDA and DDE, as well as Importing and Exporting.