Nearly nine years ago, I joined Vartek Services and was charged with leading this committed technology service team. I had a lot to learn about the K12 market space and was excited to bring my experiences in higher educational administration to the company. In early 2012, we added our first technology educational specialists to our teams and services. While our knowledge and strategic leadership in building systems, planning, and managing the infrastructure was primary, we knew we needed to support the schools and teachers in modifying and redefining the educational experience for learners. Over the past eight years, our team of educators has grown to represent over 23% of our company.

Welcome Misty Oerther, Director – Technology Integration.

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our Technology Integration division, also known as our iTeam. Our iTeam supports teachers in designing transformational learning experiences for students.

Here is a little about Misty: With both a bachelor’s and master’s in education, Misty has experience in both brick and mortar K12 classrooms and teaching in and developing content for digital classrooms. She possesses a post-graduate certification in online and blended learning. Misty has led instructional design efforts at Cedarville University, helping implement a new learning management system at the university. Her background in corporate training has prepared her to lead the design of engaging professional development for our partners.

Misty will collaborate with Vartek’s partners to enhance the engaged learning experiences for our students! Outcomes will include:

  • Strategic planning for the alignment of technology and curriculum
  • Multi-year annual professional learning and development plans
  • Leading and participating in technology committees with the academic leaders
  • Guiding and coaching Vartek’s growing team of technology integration experts

Please join me in welcoming Misty Oerther to our leadership team. Click here to meet the entire iTeam.



Darlene R. Waite, BS Education, MBA, President