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Zach Desjarlais

Vancouver Public Schools
Director of Instructional Technology
Vacouver Public Schools
Zach Desjarlais is the Director of Instructional Technology for Vancouver Public Schools. He is both an organizational and thought leader in his district and recipient of the CoSN NextGeneration Leader award in 2017 and the ASU+GSV Innovative Leader Award in 2018. His participation in a Learning Counsel event led to district recognition for VPS’s systemic leadership. He is currently working with Apple, Instructure, the Friday Institute, Learning Counsel and other organizations to build
authentic partnerships to support his district's work. He co-led a successful district-wide implementation of Canvas, Google Apps and cloud-based productivity by students, teachers, and educational leaders. He currently leads a Future Ready Administrators principal team to foster personalized professional learning and he is working with the director of curriculum to define a blended and personalized learning framework to help implement digital content and services. Zach was recently appointed to the advisory board for Future Ready Principals with the Alliance for Excellent Education.