Rod Russeau, director of technology and information services at District 99, received two national awards from the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) at its national conference last month.
Russeau, who has led technology at District 99 since 1996, received the organization’s “Impact 30” award, which identifies EdTech leaders who are making significant impact in their school districts, and who are also seen as the influencers for the next 30 years. He also received CoSN’s 2023 “Volunteer of the Year Award,” which recognizes his achievements to provide exemplary support and leadership to the organization.
“Rod gives his time and expertise to our community, especially when addressing K-12 cybersecurity,” said CoSN Chair Diane Doersch, CETL, at the awards ceremony.
“We are proud that Rod has received these prestigious national awards, and it comes as no surprise to us,” said District 99 Superintendent Dr. Hank Thiele. “Technology is integral to everything we do to educate our students, and Rod has been a tremendous leader who has made a lasting, positive impact on District 99.”
Last summer and due to Russeau’s leadership, District 99 was the first district in Illinois to receive CoSN’s Trusted Learning Environment Seal, a national distinction for demonstrating a commitment to protecting student data through rigorous policies and practices.
Russeau, who has led technology at District 99 since 1996 and worked in technology since 1977, will retire in June 2023.
CoSN is a professional association for school system technology leaders, and represents over 13 million students in school districts nationwide. Learn more at www.cosn.org.
For more information about District 99, please visit www.csd99.org.