From highly skilled network engineers to experienced instructional experts, we can solve any problem with immediacy and efficacy, so you can focus on what’s most important: teaching and learning.
We are a team of:
Technology Process Experts
5 ways we help schools resolve their tech issues
Future-looking technology solutions at a fixed, affordable monthly cost
Always-on campus wide wifi, firewalls, security, and information security plans
On-site system services and support with 24/7 monitoring and rapid response
An innovative teacher-development program that helps educators become masters of the digital space
A knowledgeable support staff offering the right expertise when and where it’s needed
I have been in technology services delivery for more than 25 years and in education technology for nearly 10. I served as Director of Technology at Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton where I built an extensive technology program from the ground up. During that time, I saw that schools were individually reinventing educational technology systems, but did not always have the resources and know-how to efficiently implement them. I formed Knowing Technologies with the idea of providing schools personalized access to the most advanced technology projects implemented by skilled and knowledgeable professionals.
I began my career as a teacher at The Lab School at UCLA and served at Echo Horizon School for 24 years with a vision of supporting all teachers through seamlessly integrating technology into curriculum. Under my leadership, the school was recognized for many years as an Apple Distinguished School for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence. I have been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher for innovation and vision in learning and teaching and I've delivered professional development locally, nationally, and internationally. My experience as Assistant Head of School: Director of Curriculum, Technology, and Innovation has given me skills in designing learning environments and experiences through the lens of administrator, curriculum designer, educational technology leader, IT manager, teacher, and, most importantly, learner.
Jeff Des Jarlais
After receiving my Masters degree from Stanford University, I served as an officer in the US Army in Iraq, providing operations support and intelligence with advanced technology. Prior to joining Knowing Technologies, I filled a variety of critical technology roles at Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton, including SIS and database management, server management, level 3 troubleshooting, and network support. I am passionate about educational technology and communicate well with our clients in order to implement the best solutions possible to complicated technology projects.
Dr. Moss Pike
After spending 8 years teaching Latin at Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, where he served as MS Dean of Faculty and helped to both launch and support the school’s 1:1 program, Dr. Moss Pike assumed the role of Director of Educational Technology at Vistamar School to build a computer science department and be a member of the school’s senior leadership team, while also implementing a BYOL program. In addition to his mentorship work with the Google Certified Innovator program and design coaching experience with Teachers Guild, Moss has also spent time as board president for the CUE Los Angeles affiliate and board secretary for the Beacon School for Boys.
Before joining Knowing Technologies, I spent eight years as a secondary level science teacher and an instructional technology leader at De La Salle High School. I received my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership at the University of San Francisco, where I created a model that teachers could use to effectively integrate technology into their classrooms. I have presented in a variety of conferences across California and have garnered both Apple and Google certifications along the way. When I teamed up with Knowing Technologies, I began building the Instructional Technology division of the company. I designed a coaching program that addresses many of the challenges associated with most traditional professional development models -- and I am proud to say that the results have been the catalyst for pedagogical transformation for all participating teachers.
Tom Wadbrook joins Knowing Technologies with over 22 years of work in the technology field including 16 as Director of Technology in independent schools: Drew School in San Francisco, and Milken School and Marlborough School in Los Angeles. Tom is passionate about providing mission-appropriate, innovative solutions that positively impact teaching and learning – one such example being the pioneering of one of the first 1:1 iPad programs in the country.