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Smita Kolhatkar

Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School
Director of Technology & Innovation
Palo Alto
Smita is the Director of Technology & Innovation at Gideon Hausner Jewish Day school after a decade with Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) where she pioneered many programs as the first Educational Technology TOSA in the district, including the PAUSD Code Fest, 1:1 iPads, the Maker Movement, K-5 Computer Science & Robotics, integration of several Ed Tech products and programs. Smita served on the California Department of Education's first Computer Science Standards Advisory Committee during 2017-18. She is the co-founder for EdCampSV, EdCampSVMake, serves on the SV CUE Board, is on the Teacher Advisory Board for the Computer History Museum, is Raspberry Pi Certified, member of the SV CSTA and enjoys running, hiking, traveling and photography.

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