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Dr. John Alawneh

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Chief Information Officer

Katy Independent School District
6301 S Stadium Ln
Katy, Texas 77494
United States

Company Description: Katy ISD ( is a flourishing suburban school district that encompasses 181 square miles within three counties of east Texas. Its eastern boundaries...   more

Employment History

  • Executive Director of Technology
    Austin Independent School District
  • Executive Director of Technology
    Austin ISD
  • Executive Director of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
    Austin ISD
  • Chief Technology Officer
    Austin ISD
  • Executive Director of Technology Operations
    Plano Independent School District
  • Executive Director of Technology Operations
    Plano ISD
  • Executive Director of Information Technology


  • Ph.D.
  • M.B.A.
  • PhD , Computer Engineering
  • MBA , Operations Management
  • Doctorate , computer engineering
  • Bachelor of Science degree , electrical engineering
  • Master of Science degree , computer engineering
  • Master of Business Administration ( MBA , operation management
    New Mexico State University
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Executive_Leadership, 16 Sept 2013 [cached]
John Alawneh, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Chief Information Officer
John Alawneh serves as the Chief Information Officer for Katy ISD. John oversees the Technology Division which is comprised of the following major areas: Customer Support Services, Technology Innovations, Business Intelligence, Enterprise Systems, Infrastructure Services, Print Shop and Project Management. With over 20 years of experience managing information systems in education and healthcare, John brings a wealth of experience and a new perspective on the use of technology for mission critical environments such as education. His vision is to support learning and excellence in teaching through effective technology solutions.
John has an MBA in Operations Management and a PhD in Computer Engineering. He believes that access to technology can empower learners and educators to realize their full potential and do what they do best. He always encourages his team to find new and innovative ways to improve the learning experience of KISD's students.
Leader Directory | Forefront Austin, 15 July 2012 [cached]
John Alawneh Executive Director of Technology
Austin Independent School District
Dr. Alawneh named as featured ..., 16 Sept 2013 [cached]
Dr. Alawneh named as featured Scholastic leader Dr. Alawneh named as featured Scholastic leader 2013-09-06T01:43:15Z

Scholastic recently released an article featuring five school district leaders who overcame change in their districts to create success stories. Katy ISD's Chief Information Officer, Dr. John Alawneh, was one of the five leaders featured in the article. The article highlights Alawneh's work in Austin ISD, as well as his current work in Katy ISD. While working as the executive director of technology at Austin ISD, he focused on innovation by getting the community, teachers, students and administrators plugged in to technology. His priorities were to update the data warehouse and develop tools for principals to use in analyzing student data. In the article, Keith Krueger, CEO of the Consortium for School Networking (CosN) says of Alawneh, "He is able to work with others, understand the education environment, and understand what emerging technologies and standards mean and how to apply them to education."?

Dr. John Alawneh
Chief Information Officer
Ph: 281-396-2364   Fax: 281-644-1801
(Feb. 21, 2013) - The Katy ... [cached]
(Feb. 21, 2013) - The Katy ISD Board of Trustees approved the hiring of John Alawneh as the new chief information officer for Katy ISD. s CIO, Alawneh will oversee the district's technology programs and services to equip campuses with skills that lead to student success.
Alawneh comes to Katy ISD after serving as executive director of information technology/CIO for Austin ISD. Prior to joining Austin ISD in 2010, he served in a number of leadership positions, including executive director of technology operations (CTO) for Plano ISD, and administrative director of information technology and services for the Hospital Corporation of America, North Texas Division in Irving. Having held a variety of leadership positions in the technology field, his experience includes long-term strategic planning, and data management and analytics.
Alawneh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, a Master of Science degree in computer engineering, as well as a Doctorate in computer engineering - all from the University of Texas at El Paso. Additionally, Alawneh holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in operation management from New Mexico State University.
Austin ISD Introduces "Innovation Station" to Deliver Technology and Immersive Classroom Experience, 8 Feb 2011 [cached]
"We had technology in our classrooms, but nothing was connected or integrated as part of a larger educational technology plan," said John Alawneh, executive director of information technology (IT) at AISD. "We needed a strong, consistent and standardized technology solution to support and enhance student learning."
The IT and educational technology (ET) departments at AISD, with help from CDW-G, designed the Innovation Station - a central podium with a touch-screen pad that enables teachers to control best-of-breed technology, including a mounted projector, screen, document camera and classroom audio system with microphones, amplifiers and speakers. The technology is supported with ongoing professional development for faculty. "In just a few minutes, AISD students can go from looking at organisms on the document camera, to a Skype session with a guest speaker anywhere in the world. The technology works together to give students the opportunity to learn about their world from the microscopic to the universal level," Alawneh noted.
"Professional development is one of the keys to the program's success," Alawneh explained.
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