About Us

Our Story

Our story started when classroom teachers discovered an amazing technology. Find out how ET got its start.

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Meet the Team

Meet the awesome members that make up our ET Team and find out a little about each of them and how to get in touch.

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Careers

Find out what positions are available and if a career with Engaging Technologies may be a good fit for you.

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Contact Us

Have a great idea or a new product that makes an impact in the classroom? Need assistance? We want to hear from you!

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At Engaging Technologies, our passion is obvious. 

We're a company started FOR teachers BY teachers and we are passionate about revolutionizing teaching and learning with engaging technologies and effective technology implementation.

Our Story

1994

Dustin and Cathy Frank graduate from Emporia State University in Kansas, and begin their math and science teaching careers.

1996

Dustin & Cathy started the grand adventure that is the first year of teaching and would - with some regularity - shake their heads and say, "Boy, kids have really changed since we were in high school. At that point, it had only been a few years since they themselves were out of high school!

2001

Dustin and Cathy were introduced to eInstruction classroom clickers by family members, and it took them next to no time to realize how this new technology could revolutionize the classroom.

2005

After welcoming many interested educators into his classroom to see the impact of clicker technology in his classroom, Dustin left the classroom to pursue sharing eInstruction technology with teachers on a full-time basis.

2007

Dustin and Cathy moved from the windy plains of a tiny town in Southwest Kansas (aptly named Plains) to the "big city" of Omaha, Nebraska to share the benefits of classroom technologies with an even larger audience.

Today

As our business has grown, we have continued to seek out products that will make a difference in the way that students learn and teachers teach in the classroom - products that assist teachers in involving, engaging, and motivating.

In addition, we have been blessed to find passionate team members who have taken hold of the Engaging Technologies commitment to improving education for a new generation of learners.

Thanks for stopping by our website. It is our hope that you'll join our mission of improving education one classroom at a time!

-- Dustin & Cathy Frank

Meet the Team

As 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.

Dustin Frank

Founder & CEO, Educational Consultant

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A former high school math teacher, Dustin is a dynamic trainer who oversees the operations of Engaging Technologies while actively consulting, supporting, and training educators.  Dustin has a wealth of information to share that comes from over 14 years of experience implementing interactive classroom technologies.

Cathy Frank

Vice President of Marketing, Educational Consultant

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In addition to maintaining our marketing and web presence, Cathy is also our Livescribe product specialist. A former junior high and high school science teacher, Cathy is passionate about accommodating all kinds of learners in the classroom and is always on the search for new technologies that teachers can use to engage students.

Grady Meyer

Sales Consultant - KS


Grady is our newest Educational Sales Consultant supporting schools throughout Kansas.  Centrally located in Derby, Kansas, he joined our team after gaining valuable education experience in the school fundraising world.

Kate Piland

Technology Trainer & GradeCam Specialist


A former technology integration coach, Kate is one of our awesome technology trainers! She is also our GradeCam product specialist, providing support and arranging administrator webinars and details regarding GradeCam pilots. 

Brenda Markfort

Inside Sales Support


Brenda works behind the scenes supporting our sales efforts. While you may not see her visiting your school building, she may give you a call to make sure you received your order. She's working behind the scenes to help our operations run smoothly.

Lisa Williams

Mimio Essentials Trainer


A former fourth-grade teacher, Lisa teaches our online Mimio training course, Mimio Essentials. Lisa has facilitated professional development for teachers for several years in the use and integration of Mimio interactive technologies across the country.

We can't wait to work with you!