About Us


    Our Vision

    Denton ISD Digital Learning will establish an innovative and safe digital learning environment that enhances the 4 C's of 21st-century learning.


    What We Do

    As a department, we strive to support the creative endeavors of our educators through technological tools and training.  Ultimately, we help our teachers provide engaged learning that is personally challenging and inspiring for our students.  Some of the tools and initiatives we support include:

    • Blended Learning
    • Online Learning
    • Library Services
    • Media Literacy
    • 1:1 Chromebooks
    • Support for district instructional priorities through the use of digital tools and resources


    How We Do It

    Technology Integration Support

    • Our campuses are served by Digital Learning Specialists (DLS) who empower teachers to maximize the effective use of technology in various learning environments.  Our DLS's work with teachers in one-on-one, small group, and campus-wide settings. Click here to read more about our DLS Team. While the DLSs provide on-campus training, the Digital Learning department creates how-to videos, hosts webinars, and helps organize district-wide training opportunities.

    Professional Development

    • Our department will conduct numerous in-service workshops throughout the year both for individual campuses and district-wide at the Professional Development Center. Our largest PD opportunity is the TIACON conference. What began as a small 300-attendee conference in 2010 has grown massively over the years!  Hosted by Denton ISD, this conference attracts educators from Texas and beyond.  Seeing how others integrate technology in the classroom is a vital need that this conference has filled for so many.
    • Click here to learn more about TIACON.

    Library & Media Services

    • The mission of Denton ISD Library Services is to empower school communities to be enthusiastic readers, critical thinkers, skillful researchers, technology innovators, problem solvers, and ethical users of digital information.
    • Click here to learn more about Library Services.


    Digital Learning Department         

    Maggie Montler  
    Administrative Assistant to Director
    Phone: 940-369-0579

    Ross Garison
    Director of Digital Learning
    Phone: 940-369-0112

    Library Services Coordinator
    Library Services Website: www.dentonisd.org/libraryservices

    Karsyn DeMando 
    Digital Learning Coordinator
    Phone: 940-369-0107

    Patrick O'Neil
    Emerging Technologies & Pathways Coordinator
    Phone: 940-369-0173

    Taylor Johnson
    Secretary to Coordinators
    Phone: 940-369-0696  

    Megan Elizondo 
    Learning Systems Specialist
    Phone: 940-369-0565

    Joshua Tabor
    Central Digital Learning Specialist