Melissa Tebbenkamp has served as the Director of Instructional Technology for Raytown Quality Schools in Missouri since 2006. Melissa is a founding member and current chair-elect of the Missouri state chapter of CoSN (METL) and has served on the CoSN national board since 2014. She was one of the first 50 in the nation to earn the Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) designation. She has provided leadership on the CoSN national board, several CoSN committees as well as state, local and national committees focusing on the changing role of technology in education. In August 2016, Melissa led the Raytown School District to becoming one of the first seven to earn the Trusted Learning Environment Seal.
Melissa has developed partnerships with many industry leaders and serves as a member of several national advisory boards. She has also advised on several whitepapers and national best practice publications focusing on Title 1 funding, Student Data Privacy and Multimedia Grade Wireless. Under her leadership, Raytown Quality Schools was among the first nationwide to move to large-scale server virtualization and was published internationally for the progressive approach to data center resource management.
Melissa holds a master’s degree in Educational Technology, with a concentration in networking and systems management and was named an Outstanding Recent Alumni for the University of Central Missouri. She currently serves as co-chair of CoSN’s Student Data Privacy working group and Advocacy Auction committee as well as a member on the CoSN Cybersecurity committee. Recently, she has consulted with the FTC and Department of Education on the impact of FERPA and COPPA on schools and online instructional tools and has led several workshops aimed at helping schools and districts improve their data governance programs.