Ernie Stripling, Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Ernie Stripling has been Denton Independent School District’s Chief Technology Officer for the past 20 years. He previously served as the technology director for Wylie ISD and director of network services for Richardson ISD.
With more than 15 years of experience in business and technology application development and 18 years of experience in public education, Mr. Stripling has a solid foundation in technological services that support professional and academic growth. Under his direction, Denton ISD has received numerous technological accolades including being recognized among the top technologically advanced school districts in the nation by the Center for Digital Education.
Mr. Stripling has also helped the district develop its own fiber optic cable network, limiting the need to lease from outside vendors, become the first school district in the nation to convert to an all Cisco VoIP telephony system and allowed for technology to reach the hands of more students through the use of video streaming, robotics, tablets and mobile devices.
Denton ISD Technology has also become known for its exceptional customer service in assisting students, staff and district families. Today, the department has a world-class Help Desk that provides personalized service to an average of 300 calls per day, with every port in every switch, every server and every application throughout the district monitored by a state-of-the-art Cisco Information Center through a complex series of SNMP connections.
Mr. Stripling has also worked to establish a connection with Denton ISD students, with many of the district’s graduates serving internships in the technology department and eventually joining the technology staff. Technology also works with current students in refurbishing computers for district families through the Computers 4 Kids program.
A Texas native and graduate of Arlington High School, Mr. Stripling received his bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University with an All-Level teaching certification in Art Education. He later earned his master’s degree in art from the University of Dallas.