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Meet the Team
Steve Bevilacqua has served as Editor, Managing Editor, Editorial Director and now Director of Strategic Partnerships. In his current role, Steve cultivates partnerships with leading K12 companies, linking Superintendents, Chief Academic Officers and Chief Information Officers with relevant solutions providers that can assist them.
He also manages exhibit sales for the national Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), which has grown under LRP Media Group to over 450 exhibitors and attracts a community of over 11,000.
Reporting for the flagship Special Ed Connection® and Education Daily® websites early in his career, Steve was promoted in 2005 to manage reporters within LRP’s Education Group. In 2006, he was promoted to manage multi-media projects and was named to the National Institute Program Committee.
Named Editorial Director of EdTech in 2016 when LRP acquired FETC from 1105 Media, Steve oversaw development of FETC’s first full-scale ‘Future of IT’ and Special Ed program tracks.
In 2017, he began managing event sponsorship sales, and now manages exhibitor accounts as well — initiating strategic partnerships with global EdTech companies.
Steve is a graduate of the University of Florida, with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, as well as of Leadership Palm Beach County’s Class of 2016. He also has served on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast.
Vice President of Sales and Partnerships
Vice President of Sales and Partnerships
Experienced Senior Vice President with a demonstrated history of working in the publishing industry. Skilled in Digital Strategy, Advertising Sales, Audience Development, Integrated Marketing, and Advertising. Strong professional with a Bachelor of Science (BS) focused in Business Administration and Management, General from Rowan University.
National Sales Manager
National Sales Manager
Stephanie Chiavaras serves as the National Sales Manager for LRP’s District Administration Leadership Summits and the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC).
For more than 20 years, Stephanie’s expertise has remained in her consultative and collaborative approach to finding optimal solutions to serve her clients company goals and objectives. She has served as a strategic partner for companies including Softbank, Ziff-Davis, Gartner, and most recently 1105 Media, prior to its acquisition by LRP in 2015.
Ms. Chiavaras graduated with a BS in Human Resource Management from Plymouth State University and resides in Boston, Ma.
Amy Dujon brings over 20 years of leadership and instructional expertise to District Administration. Originally from Texas, Amy moved to south Florida for college and has lived there for the past 24 years. Previously, her leadership focus has been helping schools and districts throughout the United States to implement research-based systems to foster school improvement and increase student achievement. Amy spent the first 18 years of her career in the 10th largest public-school system where she served in a variety of instructional positions including Director of Leadership Development, Principal, and teacher. She is the author of “ The Gritty Truth of School Transformation: 8 phases to instructional rigor” and speaks nationally on the topics of leading instructional transformation, standards based planning and pedagogy, feedback to change practice, and effective instructional leadership.
Amy oversees content development for our DA Leadership Institute programing and serves as lead for CAO summits. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children.
Superintendent in Residence
Dr. Peter Gorman brings more than 30 years of experience in education to his role as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Peter Gorman Leadership Associates LLC. He is the contributing editor for Board and Administrator, and the Superintendent in Residence for District Administration® Leadership Institute, the National Superintendents Academy, and Chiefs For Change. Prior starting his own firm, he worked four years for NewsCorp and their education subsidiary Amplify.
Dr. Gorman began his career as a second-grade teacher in Orlando, Fla. He worked as a teacher, principal, and district-level administrator in Orange, Seminole, and Osceola counties in Florida before becoming superintendent of schools in Tustin, Calif. In 2006, he became superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in, Charlotte, N.C. Under his leadership, the district won the 2011 Broad Prize in Urban Education for its increases in student achievement and closing of achievement gaps. Nineteen members of the Charlotte team have gone on to become superintendents.
Kathy Hurley Senior Advisor
Member Success Coordinator
Deanna Mirra works with member success and marketing for District Administration. She earned her undergraduate degree from Florida State University in Editing, Writing, and Media as well as a minor in General Business. In her current role, Deanna manages different media projects and works to streamline processes within the company creating more efficient systems.
Chief Information Officer in Residence
Lenny Schad is the chief information and innovation officer for District Administration. Schad has been working in the technology field for 28 years where his career has taken him into many business sectors, and he has established a very successful leadership and management track record. His range of business-sector experience includes hospitality, government, oil and gas, investment banking, and education. Highlights of his career include managing and leading technology departments for the 1991 Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations and the 1992 Republican National Convention, and creating and managing technology departments for joint ventures and global organizations. Schad has worked in K12 education since 2003, and has successfully led implementations of BYOD and 1-to-1 in Katy ISD and Houston ISD, respectively. He is a board member for CoSN and IMS Global, and is a recognized leader whose innovative and process-oriented management styles have led to highly effective information technology departments.