Illinois Computing Educators

ICE's Mission

To inspire, connect and provide the  educational community with opportunities  that transform teaching and learning through technology

ICE's Vision

Connected and empowered educators inspire today’s learners to become tomorrow’s leaders

ICE's Goals

  • Professional Learning: Support and provide opportunities in teaching and learning through technology and collaborative communities
  • Advocacy: Be a leading voice for teaching and learning through technology in Illinois 
  • Membership / Chapter Development: Strengthen and enhance chapter participation through increased member engagement
  • Outreach: Become the recognized resource in education tech practices 
  • Finance: Increase funding sources to maintain financial stability in order to support member benefits
  • Collaboration: Encourage collaboration and connectivity within the membership

ICE Office

Welcome to the Illinois Computing Educators organization (ICE). ICE is an organizational affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). If you would like more information about ICE, please contact:

Amber Heffner
Executive Director
777 Army Trail Blvd.
Addison, Illinois 60101
Phone: 630-628-1088
Fax: 630-628-5388

Mark Dohn
Professional Learning Coordinator
777 Army Trail Blvd.
Addison, Illinois 60101
Phone: 630-628-1088
Fax: 630-628-5388 

Jenna Hnilo
Marketing & Events Program Coordinator
777 Army Trail Blvd.
Addison, Illinois 60101
Phone: 630-628-1088
Fax: 630-628-5388

Rod McQuality
Finance & Resource Manager
777 Army Trail Blvd.
Addison, Illinois 60101
Phone: 630-628-1088
Fax: 630-628-5388

Vanessa Nelson
Administrative Assistant
777 Army Trail Blvd.
Addison, Illinois 60101
Phone: 630-628-1088
Fax: 630-628-5388

ICE Executive Board Members
John Closen President
Mike McGowan President-Elect
Briana Allen Past President
Deb Balayti Secretary
Tim McIlvain  Treasurer

 

ICE Governing Board Members
David Chan  Conference Co-Chair 
Mike McGowan Conference Co-Chair
Rhonda Jenkins AISLE Representative
Maureen Chertow Miller IETL Representative
Angie Sutherland Awards Co-Chair
Eric Hansen Awards Co-Chair
Joanna Carroll TECH 2019 Co-Chair
Mike Saracini TECH 2019 Co-Chair
   
Chapter Representatives
Heather Giles DeICE (Joliet and surrounding areas)
Matt Jacobson  entICE (West Central IL area)
Carolyn Skybba  ICE-CAP (Chicago area)
Toni Hotzfield  ICE-CHIP (South Suburban area)
Catherine Neumann ICE-COLD (West Suburban area)
Jason Carr ICE-HOI (Illinois River Counties / Peoria area)
Chris Holt IllinICE (Bloomington/Normal area)
Mindy Fiscus ICE-SI (Southern Illinois)
Brian Reid  MICE (Champaign/Rantoul area)
Bo Warmbold  NICE (Northern suburban area)
Darcy O'Connor SpICE (Springfield area)
Dallas Turner SLICE (Rockford area)
Michael Smith WICE (West Districts of IL) 

 

ICE: A Brief History

In 1986, a group of approximately 30 educators met to discuss the possibility of forming a statewide organization for computer-using educators. Since its inception, ICE has steadily grown. The organization has continually expanded its membership and has shown leadership in encouraging the development, growth and use of technology in all facets of the educational process. ICE has come a long way in a short time. It will continue to grow and change based on the needs of its members. The dedication and energy that has characterized ICE in the past will continue to make it the viable, important organization that it is today.

Past Presidents of the Illinois Computing Educators
2017-2018

2016-2017
Briana Allen

Nicole Zumpano
2015-2016
Jerry Swedberg
2014-2015
Charlene Chausis
2013-2014
Randy Hansen
2012-2013
Anne Truger
2011-2012
Nadine Norris
2010-2011
Phil Lacey
2009-2010
Lorie Ferguson
2008-2009
Ginger Long
2007-2008
Kathleen Molloy
2006-2007
Judith Satkiewicz
2005-2006
Penny Swartz
2004-2005
Patricia Haughney
2003-2004
Sharnell Jackson
2002-2003
Phyllis Rieman
2001-2002
Connie Hodson
2000-2001
Kathy Bjelland
1999-2000
Guy Ballard
1998-1999
Andy Glowaty
1997-1998
Penny Kelly
1996-1997
Bonnie Thurber
1995-1996
Gerry Zeller
1994-1995
Frada Boxer
1993-1994
Tom Bookler
1992-1993
Jim Flanagan
1991-1992
Faith Caron
1990-1991
Mike Warner
1989-1990
Penny Ellsworth
1988-1989
Sam Ritchie
1987-1988 
Sharon Pikul