About Us

Our Story

Our story started when classroom teachers discovered an amazing technology and went for it!

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Meet the Team

Meet the awesome ET Team members and find out a little about each of them, as well as 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? Get in touch!

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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 graduated 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.

2012

Dustin and Cathy finally moved their business out of their basement, and Engaging Technologies celebrated the opening of their new office and training center with a ribbon cutting and football-themed kickoff party.

2018

Engaging Technologies was acquired by KCAV, a family-owned audio-visual company located in Kansas City, Missouri. With a 65-year track record of serving the educational and business communities in Kansas and Missouri, KCAV not only shares our ideals and mission, but we are so excited about how much more we will be able to offer our customers - a larger product offering and even more competitive pricing in addition to an experienced design team ready to design, install, and support audio and video systems in your larger spaces, such as auditoriums, multi-purpose rooms, conference rooms and gymnasiums. We are so excited about this new venture!

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

Dustin Frank

President, Educational Consultant

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 almost 20 years of experience implementing interactive classroom technologies.

cathy frank

Cathy Frank

Marketing, Educational Consultant

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.

kate piland

Kate Piland

Trainer, GradeCam Specialist

A former technology integration coach, Kate is our technology trainer on a variety of products. In addition to creating great content and coordinating our social media, she is also our GradeCam product specialist, providing support and arranging administrator webinars and details regarding GradeCam pilots. 

We can't wait to work with you!