Christine Olmstead, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Services
Randy Kolset is an Educational Technology Coordinator for the Orange County Department of Education. Currently, his responsibilities include overseeing the development of OCOnline, OCDE's online educational programs, Professional Development, Custom Trainings, and providing ongoing education for all educational professionals in the Orange County Education community. Randy joined OCDE in August of 2009. He had been teaching in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District for 10 years. In that time, he had developed afterschool programs that were designed to help kids create effective digital video messages, provided ongoing professional development for the school and district, worked as a technology coordinator, became a Discovery Star Educator, and presented on emerging technologies at a county state and national level. He provided projects that were featured in OCDE's Student Technology Showcase in 2006 and 2008 while being recognized as an Outstanding Teacher in Technology by OCCUE in 2009. He also participated in the OCCUE Board and the Leadership Council for Discovery Educators Network in order to further the development of technology throughout Orange County. Randy believes that technology is a tool that can help teachers increase efficiency in the classroom and engage students as the educational community begins to guide our classrooms into the 22nd century.
Laura Dellisanti is an Educational Technology Specialist with the Orange County Department of Education. Currently, she manages video and web conferencing, and virtual learning projects, She coordinates the California Young Reader Medal Award "Meet the Author Series," which brings today's most important authors of fiction directly into the classroom. On an annual basis she coordinates OCDE's Technology Festival, which is a county wide technology purchase program for all Orange County educators to receive special pricing and loan offers.. Laura joined OCDE in 1993 and has held numerous positions in the Instructional Services Division.
Gerardo is an Educational Technology Coordinator for the Orange County Department of Education. Currently, his responsibilities include overseeing the development of OCDE's Professional Development, Custom Trainings, Technology Plan Consulting, Designing the 21st Century Classroom and providing ongoing education for all educational professionals in the Orange County Education community. Gerardo joined OCDE in August of 2013. Gerardo comes from the Norwalk La Mirada Unified School District. He served 9 years as a middle school math, science, and technology education teacher and 10 years as the Career Technical Education Department Chair at John Glenn High while teaching Graphic Design, Architectural 3D modeling, and Film Production. He was the Coordinator and Director of the Film and TV Pathway as well. While at John Glenn High School, Gerardo also served as Assistant Administrator in Student Services, served on several Leadership committees, the CTE Advisory Committee, and the Common Core Implementation Team. In addition to incorporating the latest technologies into a standards-based curriculum, Gerardo Martinez has worked as a Global Studies Technology TOSA, a Reading Intervention TOSA, and a BTSA Mentor. Gerardo also taught 3 years for California Virtual Academy's online high school as well as 3 Years of Blended Learning environments in Mathematics. Gerardo developed the Los Angeles County Office of Education's highly successful CyberCamp program for Migrant Education and is an Apple Distinguished Educator. He has been one of OCDE’s Professional Development Instructors for the past 5 years.