Phone: (210) 648-7861


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Interdisciplinary Studies Master's, Educational Technology Leadership

Mary Ray, District Instructional Technology Specialist

A long-time resident of the district, Mary and her husband have raised six children - all of whom have attended East Central schools (Sinclair, Pecan Valley, Salado, Oak Crest, Heritage, and ECHS). She now has eleven grandchildren, seven of whom are attending school in East Central (three at Pecan Valley, three at Tradition, and one at Legacy). Mary earned a Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a Master's degree in Educational Technology Leadership from Lamar University. 

Prior to her employment with the district, Mary served as a parent volunteer, substitute teacher, PTA officer, and Site-Based Committee member. She began her career with ECISD in 2006 and moved into her current position as Instructional Technology Specialist in 2009.

Mary's responsibilities include supporting technology integration in the classroom, managing the district's online grading program and parent portal, facilitating digital citizenship compliance within the district, as well as assisting campuses and departments with a variety of digital/cloud-based needs.

  • Digital Learning Philosophy
    East Central ISD believes that there are three core components at the heart of good teaching with technology: content, pedagogy, and technology. The content is "what" will be taught. The pedagogy is "how" the content will be delivered. Technology is a partner to both content and pedagogy, and should be used to enrich the "what" and the "how". There is no "one best way" to integrate technology into curriculum. Rather, integration efforts should be creatively designed or structured for particular subject matter in specific classroom contexts.
    The integration of technology throughout the content areas will help East Central ISD students acquire the skills they need to survive in a complex, inter-connected, highly technological knowledge-based economy. We value creating learning opportunities where students are motivated, interested, and engaged in high quality, relevant work. The integration of digital tools and resources will not only provide classrooms with more interesting, diverse, and current learning materials, but will also help to engage students in the learning process. East Central ISD realizes that teachers are the most important influence on the quality of learning. Digital tools and resources offer teachers a myriad of ways in which to reach different types of learners and to assess student understanding through multiple means.