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.


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.


Carla Dancz

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Carla has approximately 20 years of experience implementing, training and supporting the PowerSchool SIS. She has been trainer at numerous PowerSchool University venues over the years and has presented at many individual State PSUG Conferences as well as the Midwest, Southeast, Northeast and National PSUG Conferences. With a passion for data, Carla specializes in exporting/importing information and using Excel to manipulate and analyze data.  Carla currently works for Marcia Brenner Associates (MBA) as the VP of Operations.


Eric Schaitel

Eric has been working with PowerSchool at Marcia Brenner Associates since 2009 focusing on PowerSchool customization, state reporting, and plugin development.  He is the developer responsible for popular plugins such as Customization Documentation, Report Card Creator, Fees Plugin, and Adaptive Scheduler.  Eric has participated in over 30 PowerSchoool users’ group events as an instructor over the last 6 years.


Jason Springel

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.


Sam Eilert & Maulik Datanwala

Sam Eilert is the Senior International Account Executive for Middle East, Africa, Asia at PowerSchool, and Maulik Datanwala is PowerSchool’s Chief Operating Officer. They will be onsite for some of the conference time to present on the future roadmap and connect with attendees and schools.


intellimedia (remote presenter)

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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.

intellimedia is a primary sponsor for this conference and we are very grateful for their support and contributions!


Adam Larsen (remote presenter)

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Adam Larsen is a well-known PowerSchool administrator, speaker, developer, analyst, and trainer.  He has blended a background as a web developer and school psychologist 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. He is also the owner and principal developer at Aurora Educational Technology, which provides PowerSchool consulting services as well as many wonderful free plugins to the PowerSchool community.