GDS Expands K-12 Technology Team in South Texas

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Global Data Systems expands ability to deliver leading-edge technology solutions to the K-12 education market in the South Texas market.

12 technology experts in the South Texas market.

Diana Berger has joined GDS as Director for Education Market Segment, a newly defined position that fully leverages her wealth of experience in K-12 technology. Ms. Berger holds a masters degree in Educational Technology and has 19 years of experience in the field, including nine years as a District Technology Director and three years as Director of Technology Integration for the Region One Education Service Center in Edinburg. Ms. Berger has served on numerous statewide committees and has implemented more than $50 million in technology-related grants and initiatives.

Teresa Cheney has joined GDS as Education Market Manager for the Western Region. Teresa comes to GDS from a competitor and has more than 15 years experience in the technology industry. Her focus for the Western Region will be on building the education marketplace through the acquisition of new clients.

Stewart Burleigh has joined GDS as an Account Manager focusing on the Corpus Christi and Victoria, Texas markets. Mr. Burleigh brings more than 12 years of K-12 education sales and marketing experience and has specialized in E-Rate for the past two years. In addition, Stewart has outside volunteer activities with the Boy Scouts and the Third Coast Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force.

Ms. Berger and her team are focusing on how networks, IP telephony and other technologies can be used to improve teaching and learning. Under Ms. Berger’s leadership, GDS now provides a wide range of solutions to the K-12 education market, including grant writing and evaluation, technology assessment and audits including a comprehensive STAR chart assessment, technology integration professional development for teachers and staff, and overall expertise in TARGET, E-Rate, Technology Application TEKS and other services.

About GDS

Global Data Systems is a provider of Business Integrity Solutions based upon client requirements for infrastructure, disaster recovery, management and security. Within its management and security practices, the company has developed eight core services designed to help clients protect the integrity of their critical data and applications. GDS has made significant investments in its own infrastructure and 24x7 Network Operations Center (NOC) to best support clients' managed services needs. GDS also has strong IP telephony, storage and server-based computing practices. Founded in 1987, GDS has evolved with the technology industry and the needs of its clients. GDS' maintains its corporate offices and NOC in Lafayette, La., and has seven regional offices throughout the Southeast and in Texas.


Contact: Alice Burke

Global Data Systems


Phone: 800-299-3294 x 6572

After hours: 225.938.0097

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