Jim Klein

Director of Information Services
Saugus Union School District

Jim Klein is the Director of Information Services and Technology for the Saugus Union School District, a position he has held for nearly 15 years. Through over two decades of IT experience, Mr. Klein has become widely renowned as an aggressive technology leader, particularly in the areas of open source and social media. Not only does he vigorously pursue technologies that he believes will make a significant difference in the lives of students, teachers, and staff, but he also actively challenges his peers to do the same through dozens conference presentations and sharing of information, tools, and best-practices. Mr. Klein freely gives the fruit of his labor to others, and selflessly offers assistance that drives similar success in their schools and districts. He has written a number of articles for industry magazines, advocates for education technology personally within his state and on capital hill, and serves on a number of national and international committees and panels. Mr Klein has been recognized as a T.H.E. Journal Innovator, NetworkWorld All Star, and a National School Boards Association "20 to watch" educator.