Presenters

Romy Backus

Romy has been part of the PowerSchool world since 2010 and leads the Middle East & Africa PSUG. She’s currently the Student Information Systems Specialist at the American School of Dubai and was previously PowerSchool Coordinator at Zurich International School in Switzerland. Apart from founding the European PSUG in 2012 and organizing annual conferences since then across Europe and the Middle East, she also trains regionally and nationally in the United States. She contributes to the online forums, maintains a number of customizations on PowerSource Exchange, serves on PowerSchool’s Customer Advisory Board, and enjoys working closely with international schools around the world to represent their voice to PowerSchool product managers and create connections with the wider community.


Vance Allen

Vance has worked in all areas of computers since 1994 and has been a PowerSchool Administrator since 2012 in districts between 1,500 and 10,000 students in size. His PowerSchool expertise includes advanced customizations, building automated data extracts, leading the PowerSchool’s Idaho State Reporting Focus Group, and much more. He moderates the Idaho Education Technology Association’s PowerSchool forum and actively participates on the international PowerSchool Users Group forum. He has presented PowerSchool topics at several conferences and has consulted for districts throughout Idaho and across the United States. Vance was selected as PowerSchool’s 2020 Champion of the Year.


Adrian Carlson

Adrian has worked as a PowerSchool administrator, trainer, speaker, and customizer since 2015 and has been in the Education Technology world since 2010. Most of this time has been with the Diocese of Lincoln schools in Lincoln Nebraska, where he administers thirty schools across an area of 61,760 km2. In the past he worked as a PowerSchool customizer for Computer Logic Group. Outside of PowerSchool he is a Full-Stack web developer and Graphic Designer. When he is not developing, he is spending time with his wife and three daughters.


Greg Satterwhite

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Greg is the president and principal consultant at PSTechGroup, Inc. A former tech support manager and trainer at PowerSchool with more than a decade 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.


Roger Sprik

Roger grew up in Puerto Rico, went to college in Michigan, and then started a career in California as a Spanish teacher. Formerly at Valley Christian Schools, he is now the full-time PowerSchool Administrator for Green Dot Public Schools in Los Angeles. He is a longtime and well-known member of the PowerSchool community through his contributions to PSUGCal.org, authorship of the mobile web pages, frequent posts on community forums, and presentations at PSUGs in the United States and internationally. While Roger is incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of PowerSchool, his specialities are customization, GPAs, and SQL-based Reporting. When not hacking PowerSchool, Roger loves to spend time with his family, playing guitar, and volunteering.