Communication and trust are critical in the relationship between a school district's chief technology officer (CTO) and superintendent, said panelists at a Nov. 19 webinar that focused on what superintendents need from their CTOs for districts to integrate technology successfully into all facets of education.

School districts with successful educational technology programs have a strong superintendent, a strong CTO, and a strong relationship between the two, said Chip Kimball, superintendent of the Lake Washington School District in Redmond, Wash.

A former CTO himself, Kimball brought unique experience to the webinar, which was hosted by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN).

Most superintendents are


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