About Ernie Delgado
Ernie Delgado, Founder / Co-CEO
Ernie Delgado, BEYOND Technology Education Co-CEO and Co-Founder, has been in the educational technology arena for over 20 years. Ernie began as a computer teacher in the Chino Valley Futurekids Computer Learning Center in California and went on to manage school computer labs. He then became the Western Region Sales Director for Futurekids. As Sales Director, Ernie helped numerous schools and school districts develop meaningful technology plans that went beyond “stuff” and focused on “staff”. In 2002 with partner Rick Harrell, former President of Futurekids Inc., Ernie founded BEYOND Technology Education. Their innovative technology planning and implementation method called SWIMGrid (School Wide Integration Model) provides a framework for school leaders to create technology plans that address teachers, students, curriculum and infrastructure.
Ernie has been involved in the development of educational projects and a featured speaker with ACSI, CUE, CAPSO, Lutheran Schools, Catholic Diocese of Orange, Catholic Diocese of Los Angeles, Catholic Diocese of San Francisco, USC, UCLA, Point Loma University, Singapore Ministry of Education, California DOE, and other state universities and DOE’s. Ernie has traveled all over the country and has worked with numerous superintendents, principals, board members, church pastors, and parents to spread the message of the unique benefits of technology in schools. In December, 2012, Ernie spearheaded a group of educators that gathered at the Athenaeum “Library” at CalTech in Pasadena to hear a presentation by Steve Hargadon on Hacking Your Education. More recently Ernie participated in Startup Weekend Riverside where he took an active role in fine tuning his skills in business development and team building. Although Ernie’s team did not win the competition, the process was very valuable in staying up to date with current business development methods.
On a personal note, Ernie has been involved with Pasadena CUE (Computer Using Educators). He was a member of the Parish Council at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Chino Hills for 3 years where he formed the 20+ Connection Young Adult Ministry and procured the building for the Damien Center Youth Ministry. Ernie served 1 ½ years as the President of the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce where he also chaired the Cultural Education Committee. He currently serves on the Titan Advocates Association and volunteers to work with students each year at the “Professor for a Day” Program at CSUF. Ernie is a graduate of Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Business Administration and is the proud father of a 1 year old son.