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Our Mission

To lead, develop, and support technologists and education organizations to foster student success.

California IT in Education is a not-for-profit, professional membership association supporting the IT Professionals working in schools. Our members are the dedicated individuals supporting hardware, software, help desk, data, WiFi, providing training, and installing and maintaining the infrastructure as technology used in schools in now part of the Internet of Things (IoT).

We are dedicated to providing high quality resources, professional learning, and a strong support community to our members. CITE was established in 1960 as as the California Educational Data Processing Association (CEDPA). In 2003, the name was changed to California Educational Technology Professionals Association (CETPA).

Educational Technology has become an outdated term as technology is now ubiquitous in education and is simply a tool to be used in best teaching and learning practices. So, in 2019 the Board of Directors made the bold decision to change the name again to keep the organization relevant and prepare us for the next 60 years. As technologists who are used to change, we hope the newest name will clearly identify who we are, what our goals are, and instills even more pride in our members.

Review the President's presentation on the research.

Read More about the 2019 name change.


 Core Values

Leadership – We believe that technology leadership is essential.

Advocacy – We believe Advocacy facilitates and accelerates change.

Learning – We believe technology can enhance learning. Learning is ongoing and lasts a lifetime.

Community – We believe a strong community enables the abilities of all of its members. There exists in our community the talent to solve any problem.


CITE is a California non-profit 501(c)6 organization as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Our Board of Directors are elected by ballot at the association's Annual Conference.

CITE is governed by a 12-member Board of Directors consisting of officers including President, President-elect, Past President, Secretary and Treasurer, along with seven other Directors At-Large.


Read our 2019 Annual Report 


Please watch this informative video, made during our 50th year, to learn more about CITE's history. 

Created by the Santa Clara County Office of Education for CITE (formerly CETPA). Featuring Kelly Calhoun, CITE 2010 President, and a number of CITE leaders from its history.