Meet Our Executive Director
Claire Nyce has been with the ETC since 1990 when she started on the help desk. Claire became the Student Services Manager in 1996, where in addition to supervising the school services support team, she was also the network administrator for a number of school-based local area networks. With the implementation of SAIS reporting by the Arizona Department of Education, Claire was instrumental in working with our software vendors and the ADE MIS staff to ensure accurate reporting and funding for our members.
Claire was named assistant director in 2005 with primary responsibility for the student services and networking groups in addition to administration and marketing responsibilities. In 2006 with the retirement of Richard McKay, the long time director, Claire was named ETC’s executive director. Claire brings a commitment to the organization and to providing outstanding customer service to the position.
Education Technology Consortium (ETC) is a cooperative that consists of public school districts, charter schools, county school superintendents, and Northern Arizona University. We were established in 1974, originating from directives from the Arizona Department of Education and have evolved into the efficient organization we are today.
The Consortium, authorized by a Cooperative Purchasing Agreement, employs an Executive Director and over a dozen highly skilled technical support staff members who provide you with training, customer support, and assistance wherever necessary. Our executive board consists of member schools and districts, and we encourage each member of ETC to provide input and ideas, participate in setting our goals and objectives, and assist in determining costs. The outcome is a shared pool of knowledge, expertise, and resources from which every member benefits.
When founded in 1974, we were known as APSCC (Arizona Public Schools’ Computer Consortium), but we changed our name to ETC in 2005 to better reflect our rapidly expanding geographic services. Districts in every state require what ETC provides—from network support, ASP services, internet, and email to technology support.