Empowering Women in Tech: A Program for Directors, Coordinators, and Aspiring Leaders in Independent Schools

Oct 08, 2024 3:30PM—Apr 15, 2025 5:30PM



Cost Early Bird Pricing for Members (Available until Sept 10) $1,120 members; $945 group-rate 3+; $ 1,755 non-members

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Empowering Women in Tech: A Program for Directors, Coordinators, and Aspiring Leaders in Independent Schools

SESSION 1: October 8, 2024 | 3:30pm - 5:30pm

SESSION 2: November 13, 2024 | 3:30pm - 5:30pm

SESSION 3: February 11, 2025 | 3:30pm - 5:30pm

SESSION 4: April 15, 2025 | 3:30pm - 5:30pm



Led by two seasoned leaders in the field of technology, engineering, and design within independent schools, our program aims to foster a supportive community for women* tech leaders as they navigate the unique challenges and opportunities inherent in their roles. Our facilitators will guide sessions to address the multifaceted aspects of the work and provide a platform for participants to share experiences, discuss dynamics, and offer mutual support. This program is open to both current and aspiring women-identified leaders in the field.

This program will consist of online sessions with optional regional in-person gatherings.

Participants will:

  • Establish connections and gain insights from women-identified leaders in technology roles across independent schools in California
  • Develop strategies for self-advocacy tailored to the tech leadership landscape
  • Collaboratively enhance their skill sets to navigate the evolving demands of their profession, with a focus on leveraging technology to drive innovation and excellence


Join us for this empowering program designed to support your growth and success as a woman leader in technology within the independent school community.

*This group’s intention is to be an affinity space that is welcoming and respectful of women of all backgrounds, including trans women, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming individuals who are comfortable in a space that centers the experiences of women.

Do you work at an independent school outside of California? Click here for a discount on our non-member registration!


Stacie Munoz, CATDC Facilitator

Stacie Muñoz (she/her) is a distinguished educational technology leader with over a decade of dedicated service in independent schools. Her career began as a Digital Learning Specialist at Garrison Forest School, an all-girls institution in Baltimore County, MD. She later advanced to the role of Director of Educational Technology at Urban School in San Francisco, contributing five years of transformative leadership. Presently, she serves as the Director of Educational Innovation and Technology Services at Oakwood School, where she plays a crucial role in fostering the integration of cutting-edge technologies in educational settings.

As a passionate advocate for the utilization of emerging technologies, Stacie regularly speaks at various conferences, discussing critical topics such as medial literacy, social media and activism, and algorithmic bias. Her commitment to these subjects is deeply rooted in her dedication to promoting diversity and empowering women, particularly women of color, to take on leadership roles in independent schools.

Stacie’s academic achievements include a Bachelor's degree in Cinematic Arts Production from the University of Southern California and a Master's degree in International and Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco School of Education. This distinctive blend of cinematic arts and multicultural education informs her innovative approaches to educational technology, establishing her as a unique and influential leader in her field.

Bethany Hellerich, CATDC Facilitator

Bethany Hellerich (she/her) is an accomplished educator who has worked in independent schools for fourteen years. Her journey began and continues at The Urban School of San Francisco, where she made significant contributions to the advancement of the school's technological infrastructure as both a support lead and interim tech director. In her current role as the Director of UrbanX Programs, Bethany pioneered the development of Urban’s maker space, and skillfully oversees, develops, and teaches inventive, project-based courses that emphasize creativity and technology integration.

Her enthusiasm for educational technology transcends her professional responsibilities. She is a fervent proponent of incorporating cutting-edge technologies in educational settings and has dedicated her spare time to helping other Bay Area schools create design labs and maker spaces of their own. Her unwavering commitment to cultivating innovation and creativity is firmly grounded in her rich tapestry of experiences and academic pursuits. She serves as the curriculum director and education consultant for BotTango, an innovative robotics software and animatronics company that is bringing artistic, creative robotics directly to consumers and classrooms.

Bethany holds undergraduate degrees in English and International Relations from Augsburg University, and has further enhanced her expertise by completing a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania this year.

Cancellation Policy

Life happens. We understand that there will be times when you cannot attend a workshop that you have registered and paid for. We strive to be as helpful and flexible as possible when things out of your control happen. Please visit our FAQ page for detailed information about our cancellation policy and answers to frequently asked questions about enrollment and membership.