Meet the ET TeamAs part of the ET Team, we are thrilled to work with such a committed and dynamic group of professionals, not only within our Engaging Technologies team, but in various schools that we work with on a daily basis.
We welcome you to meet the ET team by checking out the team member bios below...
Dustin Frank, PresidentEmail Dustin
Phone: (800) 705-4049 x501
Founder of Engaging Technologies, Dustin oversees the operations of Engaging Technologies while actively consulting, supporting, and training educators of schools in Central and Eastern Nebraska. With almost 10 years of experience with eInstruction products, Dustin has a wealth of information to share that comes from product and classroom experience.
A graduate of Caney Valley High School, Dustin attended Coffeyville Community College and Emporia State University. Dustin taught high school math at Larned High School in Larned, Kansas, before moving to Liberal, Kansas. While spreading the word about eInstruction part-time, Dustin taught two years at Liberal High School and two years at Southwestern Heights Jr/Sr. High in Plains, Kansas, before taking the leap to become an educational consultant full-time in 2004.
- AGS, Coffeyville Community College
- BSE in Math, Emporia State University
Dustin resides in Omaha, Nebraska with his wife, Cathy, and their two children, Caden and Kenna. He can still bring it in his "age-that-won't-be-named" soccer league and can't keep track of all of his fantasy sports teams on two hands.
Cathy Frank, Educational ConsultantEmail Cathy
Phone: (800) 705-4049 x502
In addition to working as a consultant with schools on the Livescribe smartpen, Cathy works behind the scenes producing marketing materials, the monthly newsletter, and as webmaster. Passionate about accommodating all kinds of learners in the classroom, Cathy is always on the search for new technologies that teachers can make use of in the classroom to engage students.
A graduate of Ulysses High School, Cathy attended Emporia State University. Cathy taught a variety of junior high and high school science classes at both Stafford Jr./Sr. High and Larned High School. She also spent several summers both assisting and teaching field zoology at the OUBS Field Studies Academy at the University of Oklahoma Biological Station before leaving teaching to stay home with her young children.
- BSE in Science, Emporia State University
Cathy resides in Omaha, Nebraska, with her husband, Dustin, and their two children, Caden and Kenna. She loves playing volleyball (indoor and out), can't help but give her kids impromptu science lessons, and is still learning to cope with Omaha winters.
Linda Peters, Educational Consultant
Phone: (800) 705-4049 x507
Linda provides consulting and training services for our full line of engaging technologies in the Northeastern part of Kansas.
After growing up and graduating from college in Montana, Linda gained classroom experience from shore to shore. Before taking time off to be home with her young children, Linda taught high school business and computer classes in California, Kansas, and Pennsylvania for a total of 9 years.
After moving to Nebraska, Linda joined ESU 3, based in Omaha, as an instructional technologist. There she gained a breadth of knowledge about the latest classroom technologies, while assisting teachers with the use and implementation of Microsoft Office products, iPods, iPads, iWork, Web 2.0 tools, Google tools, interactive whiteboard technology, multiple learning management systems, and more.
- BSE in Business, Montana State University
- MS in Computers in Education, DeSales University
Linda and her husband, Dan, now reside in Lenexa, Kansas (but Montana will always be home!). They enjoy hitting the golf course and spending time with their two grown sons, Bob and Tom.
Kerry Kimple, Educational ConsultantEmail Kerry
Phone: (800) 705.4049 x510
Kerry provides consulting and training services on our full range of engaging technologies for school districts in Eastern and Northeastern Nebraska, specifically Omaha Public Schools and ESUs 1, 2, 7, 8, and 17.
Since 1985, Kerry has worked exclusively with schools in central Nebraska in areas that include Apple Education sales, curriculum software, video editing, and interactive technologies.
Kerry's focus is being involved in the total sales process as well as keeping abreast of the latest in technology.
- BSE in Social Studies, Kearney State College
A long-time resident of Kearney, Nebraska and an avid sports enthusiast, Kerry now resides in Omaha with his wife, Shari, a recently-retired educator of 35 years.
Nancy Nydam, Educational ConsultantEmail Nancy
Phone: (800) 705.4049 x512
Nancy provides consulting and training services for our full range of engaging technologies for school districts in Kansas, specifically in the western, central, and southern areas of the state.
Nancy has spent over twenty years in education including working as IT director for a K-12 public school district and teaching college courses at several colleges. As the winner of the 2007-2008 New Mexico IT Director of the Year, she was sited with “her vision for the 21st century student”. She wrote many grants and campaigned for moneys within the school budget to transform her school district with no technology into one of the top three school districts for technology in New Mexico.
With her additional background of many years of accounting and even more years of technology experience, Nancy is a good source for assistance in finding funding to purchase what is really needed to help educate our future leaders.
- BSE in Computer Information Systems, Eastern New Mexico University
- BSE in Business Administration, Eastern New Mexico University
- MS in Business Administration, Eastern New Mexico University
After moving from New Mexico, Nancy - a proud grandma - now resides in Pretty Prairie, Kansas with her husband, Larry, and their three very energetic Jack Russell terriers.