Nilsson named top Tech Administrator in Texas

Feb 13, 2017 | Community Relations

Chris Nilsson, Lamar CISD's Director of Technology Integration, is the Texas Computer Education Association’s (TCEA) Technology Administrator of the Year for 2017. This award is presented to a technology administrator who exhibits exemplary vision and management of technology at the district level. Nilsson received the award at the annual TCEA Convention in Austin.

Nilsson oversees Lamar CISD’s computer technicians and the District’s Campus Instructional Technology Specialists (CITS). Two of the Technology Specialists nominated Nilsson for the award.

“Chris has vision beyond what most of us can see when it comes to the integration of technology,” said Jane Devine, a Lamar CISD Instructional Technology Specialist who nominated Nilsson. “He is methodical in his planning, but more importantly, he is persistent in communicating his goals and rallying others to fill the gaps necessary to carry out that vision.”

“He has become an integral part of all aspects of our school district’s ecosystem allowing him to speak beyond the technology and making him an even more valuable asset,” said Noreen Dooley, a Technology Specialist who co-wrote the nomination. “He stays curious and current and that serves all of us well.”

“I am very proud of and excited for Chris to be named the TCEA Technology Administrator of the Year,” said David Jacobson, the District’s Chief Technology Information Officer.” He has done an outstanding job leading and uniting two departments to impressive levels of instructional impact and customer service. He is very deserving of this recognition.”