Roger grew up in Puerto Rico, went to college in Michigan, and then started a career in California as a Spanish teacher. Since then he has returned to a first love in computing and is the full-time Technology Director for Valley Christian Schools outside of Los Angeles. He is a longtime and well-known member of the PowerSchool community through his contributions to PowerDataSolutions, 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 Enterprise Reporting. When not hacking PowerSchool, Roger loves to spend time with his family, playing guitar and doing community outreach in places like Tijuana.
John is the Data Specialist for River Trails SD 26, just outside of beautiful Chicago. He has administered PowerSchool since 2001. John tries to give educators what they need to survive – and often what they want as well. He was up for Laziest Man of the Year, but didn’t send in his form.
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.
Romy has been part of the PowerSchool world since 2010. 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 conferences in Zurich, Valencia, Malta, and now Dubai, she also trains at the National PSUG conference in Las Vegas. She contributes frequently to the online PSUG Yahoo and PowerSource forums, maintains several 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.
Jason Springel is the PowerSchool Evangelist of Insider Screencast fame and has been assisting schools with their technology needs in a variety of roles for the past 22 years at Apple, Pearson, and PowerSchool, and uses that experience to provide guidance and leadership to help shape future product development. Jason delights in meeting and working with customers and educators at user group conferences and other events, where he has become a well-known speaker. Jason has been a fan and user of PowerSchool since 1999, and feels privileged to officially represent the product.
Khuloud Hajjiri & Majdi Hammad
Khuloud and Majdi are members of the Middle East PSUG and work in the technology department at the American Community School in Amman, Jordan. Having attended every Middle East PSUG event, they have years of experience and will be presenting on How to Embed Microsoft Technologies into PowerSchool.
Michael Vallosio – Marcia Brenner Associates (remote presenter)
Marcia Brenner Associates (MBA) currently provides plugins to hundreds of schools across 38 states and globally reaches 18 countries. MBA helps school districts achieve the maximum potential of PowerSchool with a variety of affordable plugins including: Report Card Creator, Fees, Custom Alerts, Adaptive Scheduler, Behavior, Device Manager, Café and Meds.
Chris Walberg – intellimedia (remote presenter)
A longtime sponsor of PSUG conferences, intellimedia is a Canadian 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. Their close relationship with PowerSchool LLC as a trusted partner integration consultant positions them to help schools and PowerSchool partners improve efficiency, enhance data driven decision-making, as well as achieve more seamless system integration. Chris Walberg will be presenting remotely on the PowerSchool API.
intellimedia is the primary sponsor for this conference and we are very grateful for their support and contributions!