Computer Information Systems Instructors

Terri Carson

Terri Carson

computer information systems

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Terri has a BA degree in Mathematics Education and Computer Science from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN, and a MS degree in Computer Education and Technology from Dakota State University in Madison, SD. Terri began her teaching career in South Dakota with the Todd County School District on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in Mission, SD, where she taught high school Mathematics and Computer Science for three years and then was the district Technology Coordinator for four years. She spent seven years as the Technology Coordinator for the De Smet School District. Terri was awarded the TIE Technology Leadership Award in 1997 and the South Dakota Distance Learning Local Leadership Award in 2004 for her work with the Cisco Networking Academy Blended Distance Learning Program. She currently holds the following industry certifications: Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW), A+, Network+, and iNet+. She is also a certified Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. Terri joined the CIS staff in the Fall of 2005 and is now the department supervisor.

Casey Feininger

Casey Feininger

computer information systems

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Casey comes to LATI with eight years of secondary teaching experience. He was a computer and business instructor at Watertown Senior High School. His computer expertise is in the area of media and Visual FX, where he continues to produce content. He is originally from Dickinson, ND. Casey graduated from Dickinson State University with BS Education Degrees in Business and Art as well as minors in Computer Science, Graphic Design, and Marketing. He received his Masterís Degree from Dakota State University in Technology Education. Casey is married with two daughters. He enjoys building trades, outdoors, playing music, and coaching track and field and soccer through the Watertown School District.

Mark Wayt

Mark Wayt

computer information systems

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Mark has been employed at Lake Area Tech since 1990. His background includes a BAE degree in industrial education and an MSE degree in technical education. While in the Air Force, Mark developed expertise in electronics and avionics and has earned many certifications since including a General Radiotelephone Operator's License, A+ certification, and Network + certification. He is a Cisco-certified academy instructor and a member of the International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians. Mark taught electronics at the secondary and post-secondary levels for seven years before coming to LATI. Mark teaches classes in Cisco, Network Cabling, and Microcomputer Hardware.In his free time, he enjoys movies and traveling to his home state of New Mexico. He and his wife have two children, Lindsay and Wayne.