Chief Technology Officer, Judson ISD
Steve Young is the Chief Technology Officer at Judson ISD in San Antonio, Texas, where he has served in that capacity since 2006.
Steve has had several positions in Instructional Technology at North East ISD and at Northside ISD, where he started teaching in 1992. Prior to launching his educational career, he earned his Masters in Teaching and Bachelors in Economics from Trinity University, in San Antonio, Texas.
Steve founded the San Antonio Area Technology Directors group, which has met quarterly since its inception in 2007. The group continues to serve as a vendor agnostic informal community of technology leaders who share project ideas, concerns, and solutions to common problems.
In 2011-2012 Steve was selected as the Chair of the Texas K-12 CTO Council, the first state chapter of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), which serves as the premier professional association for school district technology leaders. In 2013 under Steve’s leadership, Judson ISD was awarded a coveted Digital Education Achievement Award from the Center for Digital Education for its Judson ISD Connect mobile app. Also in 2013, HP and Intel featured Steve in their Profiles in Leadership series. In 2014 Steve was the recipient of the Texas K-12 CTO Council Grace Hopper CTO of the Year Award for Texas. In 2015 the Center for Digital Government awarded Judson ISD a Best of Texas Award for its Parent Center web application in the best locally developed application category.
Many of the projects and initiatives that Steve has led at Judson ISD have been featured in several national publications, including: Tech & Learning, T.H.E. Journal, EDTECH, and eSchoolNews. In addition to his roles at Judson ISD and the Texas K-12 CTO Council, Steve is also serving as an advisor to SchoolCIO and Technology & Learning magazine, which features insight from school technology leaders around the country. Steve is an active advisor and member of several CoSN committees, helping to shape CoSN policies and advisory documents.