About Us

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    Our Vision

    Our team is dedicated to empowering educators and transforming classrooms through digital learning. We collaborate with teachers across the district to integrate digital tools and innovative strategies to engage students. 

     


    What We Do

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

    • Blended and Online Learning
    • Digital Citizenship and Literacy
    • Library Services and Media Literacy
    • 1:1 Chromebooks
    • District Instructional Priorities

    How We Do It

    Technology Integration, Digital Learning Support, and Professional Development

    • Denton ISD teachers are supported by four Digital Learning Specialists and one Learning Management Systems Specialist who help teachers maximize the effective use of technology in various learning environments. Our department provides support in numerous ways, such as: 
      • Serving as instructional partners, co-teachers, troubleshooters, or thinking partners 
      • Developing district-wide, systematic, engaging learning opportunities 
      • Creating user-friendly digital resources, guides, and videos that are organized and accessible on the Digital Learning Hub
      • Partnering to implement digital tools
      • Observing and listening to understand teachers' instructional goals and ways in which digital tools can support them 
    • Click here to read more about our DLS Team

    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

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


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

    Lisa Stultz
    Library Services Coordinator
    Phone: 940-369-0088

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

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