Chad A. Stevens, Ph.D., is the Chief Strategy Officer at ParentSquare where he is charged with creating, communicating, and sustaining the company’s strategic initiatives. In addition, he advises on all aspects of company operations to expand ParentSquare’s relationships with school districts across the U.S., supplying insights and driving execution. Prior to ParentSquare Chad led the K-12 Education Vertical at Amazon Web Services, was the Chief Education Strategist for CDW-G, and a Senior K-20 Education Consultant at Dell, Inc. Before the private sector, Chad had a successful 14-year career as a Teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, Director of Instructional Technology and Chief Technology Officer. He maintains Superintendent Certification in Texas. Chad is a current member of the CoSN Board of Directors, and the Board Chair of the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation. He was recently named one of the Top 100 Influencers in EdTech by EdTech Digest. He has spoken and written extensively over the past decade on the intelligent use and adoption of technology in schools. He holds a B.S. from Tarleton State University, an M.S. in Educational Management from the University of Houston – Clear Lake, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.