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Technology Department
The Dickinson ISD Technology Department is comprised of a team who provides a range of services that include Instructional Technology, Computer/Network Support, Student Record Information Support, and Administrative Support.

In addition, staff development to enhance the educational curriculum is provided. The instructional team is dedicated to work with teachers to provide our students with the opportunities to use technology resources to reach their full potential and add quality throughout their lives.

Dr. Melissa Williams-Scott
Executive Director of Information Systems

Dr. Melissa Williams-Scott has been in education for 25 years, more than 15 of those in Dickinson ISD. Her career has included time as a paraprofessional in a classroom for students with disabilities, 6 years as a classroom teacher and more than 10 years as a campus administrator before moving to the Technology Department. While technology is critical to the day-to day-functioning of the district and can be highly effective in increasing engagement during instruction; Melissa believes disconnecting from technology is just as important. At the end of the day our job is to ensure that students leave Dickinson ISD as critical thinkers, lifelong learners, and citizens of good character.

Minerva Medina
Secretary to the Executive Director of Information Systems

  • Minerva Medina joined DISD in 2015. She worked at BMS and DHS before joining the Technology team. She is excited to begin this new journey and learn new things in the process.  In her spare time, she loves spending time with my family, camping and riding her bike.

Charlotte Barkmann
IP Phone Specialist & Instructional Technology Support

  • Charlotte Barkmann is the IP Phone Specialist and Instructional Technology Support Person. She is a lifetime resident of Dickinson, member of DHS Class ’82.  She started out her career as a PC Technician for 11 years at Johnson Space Center, and then moved to Education with a 2 years at CCISD, and then on to DISD Technology Department in 2001. She raised all of her children in Dickinson: John (Class ’04), Katy (Class ’09), Charles (Class ’12). She is always quick to tell you that it takes a Village to Raise a Child and that DISD provided many angels that helped her raise her own into successful adults. Never hesitate to contact her and you will find that she is always glad to help you with your Technology need.
Chuck Morris
Senior Systems Manager
  • Chuck Morris has been working with the district now for over 10 years, having started as a contractor in 2007 he is now a permanent member of the Dickinson ISD staff as the Sr. Systems Manager. His responsibilities include working with all of the database systems within the district as well as Skyward, Finance Plus, Transportation and FNS systems. Chuck graduated from Loyola College of Baltimore, Maryland in 1987 with a BS in Computer Science and worked for almost 20 years as a computer programmer and designer in the commercial industries of document imaging and oil & gas modeling.

Matthew McCarthy

Junior Systems Analyst


  • Matthew McCarthy joined Dickinson ISD in July of 2020 as the Junior Systems Analyst. Some of his responsibilities include providing support for various software applications as well as working with the database systems within the district. He graduated from the University of Houston in 2012 with a BS in Computer Science and worked for an Oil and Gas company as a software developer for 6 years. Matthew chose to move into education because he has a passion for technology and enjoys providing help for anyone who needs it

Stacey Sciba

Help Desk Specialist

  • I came to Dickinson ISD from Pasadena ISD in September 2011 as a secretary in Educational Services.   In September 2012 I joined the Technology Department and have worked in roles ranging from inventory to PC Support Specialist to Help Desk Specialist.

Educational Technology Team

Caroline Lightfoot
Technology Integration Coordinator
  • Caroline Lightfoot joined Dickinson ISD's Technology Department in 2011. She began her career in Education as a Junior High and High School English Teacher and also worked as an Instructional Specialist for an Educational Software Company. She supports teachers' instructional needs through innovative classroom practices. Caroline holds B. A. degrees in Humanities and Literature and a M. Ed. with a focus in Instructional Technology and Leadership. 

Jennifer Rushing

Technology Integration Specialist (Elementary Campuses)

  • Jennifer Rushing has been in education for over 15 years. She taught Special Education,  4th grade  regular education, and technology applications. She has a love for teaching and molding young minds as well as a passion for technology. She believes that by blending the two, we can accomplish great things here in Dickinson ISD. Jennifer is assigned to all elementary campuses. Jennifer's number one job is to support you and your classroom digitally.

Claudia Valastro 

Technology Integration Specialist (Middle School & Junior High Campuses)

  • Claudia Valastro joined DISD in 2016 and has been in education for more than 30 years with 19 in the classroom teaching technology and business courses at the college, high school, middle school, and elementary school levels. In addition, she has been an instructional technologist for the last 13 years, as well as a district-level Instructional Technology Coordinator. She has worked at various school districts in technology education and has done consulting for independent school districts and Education Service Center V. Prior to working in education, Claudia was an administrative assistant. She holds a MBA, and has a CAP designation.

Support Team

Coy Powers
Technology Services Manager

  • Coy Powers started with DISD in 2002 as one of 2 PC Technicians. As the district grew, it became necessary to expand the department as well. So he was promoted to Help Desk Manager and then Project Lead. Coy's position has since evolved into Technology Services Manager. His position is primarily oversight of the daily operations of the Help Desk and the Campus Technicians, which now number 5. He continues to manage many other aspects of technology including  VBrick and the marquee signs throughout the district. Coy plans to continue to work at this great district until retirement.
Brent Alleyn
PC Support Specialist
Campuses: KJH, LES & LMS
  • Brent Alleyn came to DISD from Clear Creek ISD in 2016.  He has been in the IT field for over 15 years.  Brent covers the Lobit Education Village.  He enjoys working in education, providing support for the staff and students.
Travis Hazzard
PC Support Specialist
Campuses: MJH, KEL, DMS, SLE
  • Travis Hazzard started working in Dickinson ISD in January 2010.  He is a PC Support Specialist and is assigned to McAdams, K. E. Little, Dunbar, and San Leon. Travis and his wife are high school sweethearts and married in December of 2009. They have a son who was born September 2012. When he is not helping our staff, teachers and students with technology, Travis enjoys spending time on the golf course, serving in his church and spending time with his family.
Brandon Peel
PC Support Specialist
Campuses: DHS, BMS
  • Brandon Peel joined Dickinson ISD in 2019. He has been in the IT field since 2005. His passion is helping people and to make their day better through IT. Prior to Dickinson ISD Brandon was a technician for Clear Creek ISD for 6 years where he worked on the campuses and in a leadership/mentor role. His wife is a teacher for Pearland ISD so he see first-hand how important a role working technology plays in the education field. Brandon says, "I love working for Dickinson ISD and could not be more thrilled to be a part of the team."

Rogers Orebeaux

PC Support Specialist

Campuses: CRE,  HRE, JSE, BCE, ESC, GTA

Networking Team

Charles Quilter
Network Manager
Chad Castille
Network Specialist
  • Chad Castille joined DISD in 2019.  He came from CCISD where the past 7 years involved in helpdesk, desktop support, and leadership roles.  Has been in the IT field for the past 13 years.  Education is a passion because I get to work with students and staff supporting their technological needs and see the successes in play every day.   I also get to work with my wife who is a choir teacher at BMS so that is an added bonus.

Infrastructure & Security Team

Jonathan Hysquierdo
Infrastructure Manager
  • Jonathan Hysquierdo came to Dickinson ISD from Pasadena ISD in October 2012.  He is the district's Infrastructure Manager. Jonathan chose to work in education because just like our students, technology is the future. It gives him great pride to provide the necessary learning equipment and support to our future leaders here at D.I.S.D.

Shaun Crouse

Infrastructure Specialist

  • Shaun Crouse came to Dickinson ISD in December of 2019.  He is the district's Infrastructure Specialist.  He was a local Army recruiter and recently retired with 20 years of service.  During his time in the Army, Shaun attained a degree in IT and is glad to be working in the technology industry.  He has lived in Dickinson for over five years and really loves this community and enjoys giving back to the students of DISD.  His wife also works with the district as the Attendance Clerk at the High School and his two children attend Lobbit Elementary.

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