Welcome to Technology

The Coeur d'Alene School District recognizes that technology is a catalyst for teaching and learning. As stated in the District technology vision, "Technology is integral to teaching, learning, and ensuring student success in the 21st century." Our district technology plan drives our current initiatives. The district continually strives to improve access to technology for staff and students.

Technical support is ongoing and includes hardware and software installation, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair. The district also maintains both local area networks and wide area networks.
Serving our customers (the staff and students of SD271) well is a high priority, and recently we have identified our Customer Service Goals

In order to prepare their students, educators must be proficient with technology. Consequently, technology staff development continues to be a high priority in the district. The district has also undertaken an ongoing process to adapt the district curriculum to incorporate technology.

Staff Contact Information

First Name Last Name Title Email Phone
Seth Deniston Director of Technology sdeniston@cdaschools.org (208) 664-8241
Tom Hobson Systems Analyst thobson@cdaschools.org (208) 664-8241
Kamy Cade Network Supervisor - Servers & Accounts kcade@cdaschools.org (208) 664-8241
Travis Christensen Network Supervisor - Infrastructure tchristensen@cdaschools.org (208) 664-8241
Pam Hannem Administrative Assistant phannem@cdaschools.org (208) 664-8241
John Vanarsdell Lead Technician jvanarsdell@cdaschools.org (208) 664-8241
Brandin Logsdon Field Technician blogsdon@cdaschools.org (208) 664-8241
DeeAnne Mason Field Technician dmason@cdaschools.org (208) 664-8241
Rolf Meier Field Technician rfmeier@cdaschools.org (208) 664-8241
Jake Nelke Field Technician jnelke@cdaschools.org (208) 664-8241
Jay Prickett Field Technician - Mobile Devices JPrickett@cdaschools.org (208) 664-8241
Dan Kirkbride Instructional Coach dkirkbride@cdaschools.org (208) 664-8241

About Our Staff

Seth Deniston, Director of Technology
Responsible for supervision of technical support services, oversees development and implementation of the technology plan and provides leadership in the planning and implementation of professional development related to technology, manages technology budgets and advocates for social, legal ethical practices related to technology.

Tom Hobson, Systems Analyst
Responsible for implementation and daily management of administrative systems, maintains current knowledge of standard networking, administrative software and operational requirements and is responsible for professional development related to administrative systems.

Travis Christensen, Network Supervisor - Infrastructure

Responsible for design, implementation, maintenance, security, documentation, and inventory of School and District LAN/WAN backbones to include routers, switches, hubs, data cabling infrastructure, and internet connectivity; serves as Project Manager for all Network Infrastructure and cabling projects; installing, maintaining, and emergency troubleshooting of network equipment; creating and maintaining all user computer drive images for distribution; creation and maintenance of software packages: general technical support to District Office personnel and other District staff as needed; and monitors, guides, assists, and supervises all Computer Technicians by providing technical expertise.

Kamy Cade, Network Supervisor - Servers and Accounts
Administers the district-wide computer network by providing Active Directory user account maintenance; administration of district servers, remote access, district email system; providing back-up support to the Systems Analyst; general technical support to District Office personnel and other District staff as needed; and monitors, guides, assists, and supervises all Computer Technicians by providing technical expertise.

John Vanarsdell, Computer Technician II/Network Assistant
Provides support for computer technicians; provides support for network supervisors.

DeeAnne Mason, Computer Support Technician
Rolf Meier, Computer Support Technician
Brandin Logston, Computer Support Technician
Jake Nelke, Computer Support Technician
Jay Prickett, Computer Support Technician
Duties include:
  • Maintaining computer hardware/software at district locations.
  • Performing system maintenance; Installing and configuring application software.
  • Installing computer and network peripherals.
  • Diagnosing and repairing hardware/software.
  • Submitting regular documentation regarding repairs and communicating repair status with customers.
  • Supporting distance learning equipment operations and other video technologies, as applicable.
Pam Hannem, Technology Secretary
Assists end users with technology related issues, assists with purchasing and record keeping.

Dan Kirkbride, Instructional Technology Specialist
Provides support and professional development to staff regarding the use of technology and related tools to support teaching and learning; communicates technology initiatives and materials to staff;  Coaches teachers on instructional technology strategies and lessons.