chief information officer
school district of philadelphia (pa)
Melanie S. Harris is the Chief Information Officer for the School District of Philadelphia. As the CIO, she oversees the team responsible for all aspects of technology delivery and support for schools and administrative offices. Ms. Harris believes that that her primary role and the role of her office is to improve the lives and futures of students in Philadelphia, and seeks to create a technology infrastructure that fosters technology-rich learning environments in classrooms, and improves administrative systems for the optimal management of the School District. Collectively, these actions show a District-wide commitment that Philadelphia’s public school students gain the technical, digital citizenship, and Internet safety skills necessary to compete and innovate in a constantly changing and technology immersed global world.