The Tri-City Technology Education Collaborative (TRITEC) is an innovative approach for three urban-rim school districts (Everett, Malden, and Medford, Massachusetts) to collaborate around the issue of preparing information workers and citizens for the 21st century. Faced with the common issues of training a seasoned teaching force to use technology in the classroom to enhance student learning, the three school districts decided to pool their monetary and intellectual resources to design systemic models for effective K-12 curriculum/technology integration.

To provide access to technology in the classroom, all three school districts have replaced their school infrastructures with state-of-the-art, technology-infused buildings, the construction of which began in 1999 and ended in 2007. Fourteen new schools are now operational within the seventeen square miles that comprise the three cities. With the technology in place, teachers must be trained to utilize it effectively to support student learning, and to ensure that students acquire the "new" basic skills for the 21st century-the ability to analyze, access, and communicate information. Students who have access to technology in schools that are employing the power of these tools to heighten student learning will become the technology literate citizenry demanded by a global economy.

In 1999, the three school superintendents of these cities created TRITEC as a vehicle for collaboration around common issues affecting the integration of technology into the curriculum. TRITEC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


Molly Laden, Executive Director

TRITEC Board of Directors

Mr. Roy Belson, Superintendent of Medford Public Schools
Dr. David DeRuosi, Jr., Superintendent of Malden Public Schools
Mr. Frederick Foresteire, Superintendent of Everett Public Schools
Dr. Linda Grisham, Community Representative, MassBay Community College
Mayor Richard C. Howard, Mystic Valley Development Commission Representative