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About Us

VISION
The vision of the district information technology services is to prepare our students and staff with the skills and knowledge necessary to adapt to an ever-changing information and technology-based world.


Meet the Team

Dennis Gonzales

Dennis Gonzales
IT Director

Dennis Gonzales has been serving as Technology Director for USD 214 for the past 7 years. He brings 18 years of experience in the classroom teaching Business Apps/Communications Technology and 3 years in administration as a principal and 7 years as a Technology Director. 

He was born and raised in Liberal, KS and taught Communications Technology for 15 years at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School. He holds a master's degree in Educational Leadership from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma and a Bachelor's degree in Technical Education from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas.

Dennis served in the U.S. Navy for six years onboard two nuclear submarines, the USS George C. Marshall (SSBN 654) and USS Andrew Jackson (SSBN 619) stationed out of Holy Loch, Scotland. He is the proud father of two daughters, Maddisen and Hillary and two grandkids Liam and Lennon.

Contact Information:
Office: 620-356-3655 Ext. 1313
Email: dgonzales@usd214.org

 

Mauri Steimel

Mauri Steimel
IT Coordinator

Mauri joined the USD 214 Tech Department in July of 2017. Mauri graduated from Stanton County High School in Johnson City in 2013 and went to Emporia State University in Emporia, KS where she obtained her Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems. 

Contact Information:
Office: 620-356-3655 Ext. 1213
Email: msteimel@usd214.org

 

Jacob Smith

Jacob Smith
IT Support Technician

Jacob joined the USD 214 Tech Department in June of 2017. Jacob graduated from Ulysses High School in 2013 and went to Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Okla.

Contact Information:
Office: 620-356-3655 Ext. 1113
Email: jsmith
jsmith@usd214.org

 

Cameron Branch

Cameron Branch
IT Support Technician

Cameron joined the USD 214 Tech Department in June of 2020. Cameron graduated from Ulysses High School in 2017 and went to Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Okla.

Contact Information:
Office: 620-356-3655 Ext. 1013
Email: cbranch
@usd214.org

 

Cameron Branch

Tony Franco
IT Support Technician

Tony joined the USD 214 Tech Department in October 2021. Tony graduated from Ulysses High School in 2017 and attended Wichita State University in Wichita, KS.

Contact Information:
Office: 620-356-3655 Ext. 1413
Email: tfranco@usd214.org