Our Staff

Certified Education Technology Leader

Dennis Roche, CISA, CISM, CETL
Director of Technology
Mr. Roche draws on more than twenty years experience from the private sector building solid technology teams, designing multi-platform infrastructures and making customer service a top priority. Mr. Roche's technology background ranges from industry experience in financial services, health care, travel and power generation prior to joining the Natick Public Schools in July of 2005. Mr. Roche is a graduate of Boston College, a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and, a Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL).


Jason Thistle, ACSA, CSSA
Network Manager
Mr. Thistle most recently worked for Apple Inc. and brings a wide array of experience in supporting computer technologies within Microsoft, Apple, and Linux environments. Mr. Thistle is a graduate of Community College of Rhode Island with an Associate's degree in Micro Computer Networking. He has also earned various certifications from Apple; Apple Certified Desktop Technician (ACDT), Apple Certified Portable Technician (ACPT) and Apple Certified System Administrator (ACSA).

Rae Becerra
Network Engineer
Ms. Becerra brings over 9 years of experience with a multitude of technologies,the main focus supporting infrastructures based on Windows and Mac operating systems architectures. Ms. Becerra's experience ranges from small business start-ups to campus-wide support in a large university setting which makes her an excellent addition to the Natick Public Schools Technology Services Team.

Dan Warren, ACMT
Deployment Specialist
Mr. Warren joined our team back in January of 2007. Mr. Warren has many years experience troubleshooting and supporting numerous hardware and software applications packages in Windows, Macintosh and Unix environments and is a graduate of Bennington College.


Caroline Emanuel
Manager of Data, Quality & Controls  

Ms. Emanuel was most recently an elementary teacher prior to joining the Natick Public Schools in December of 2006. She has a B.A. in Mathematics with a concentration in Elementary Education from Regis College and a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instructional Technology from Framingham State University.

Pam Marascia
Data, Budget & Control Analyst

Ms. Marascia previously worked as a Project Analyst at Northeastern University prior to joining the Natick Public Schools in September of 2011.  Ms. Marascia brings with her a wealth of experience in various aspects of IT support, project management and providing superior customer service.


LaKisha Wilson, ACMT
Help Desk Manager

Ms. Wilson brings many years of experience troubleshooting and supporting computer systems in mixed Windows, Macintosh and Unix shops. Ms. Wilson joined the Technology Services Team in August 2006 and best known for providing service with a smile. Ms. Wilson is currently enrolled in the Computer Applications Specialist degree program at Massasoit Community College and earned her ACMT certification from Apple in November of 2010.

Ryan Boland, ACMT
Technician (High School) 

Mr. Boland is a graduate of Natick High Class of 2013. Mr. Boland earned his ACMT certification as a student and also was an intern for the Technology Services Department during the spring of his senior year. Mr. Boland is a quick learner with a lot of potential and is based at Natick High.

Todd Beckwith
Senior Technician

Mr. Beckwith is 2001 graduate of Keefe Tech of Framingham Mass. and the veteran within the department. He joined the technology team in Natick in September of 2001. Mr. Beckwith has enjoyed many years in the role of a first responder and coming to aide those in need.

Chris Cruz, ACMT 
Senior Technician 

Mr. Cruz previously worked in the advertising industry and brings over 16 years experience troubleshooting and solving a wide range of technologies. Mr. Cruz is well versed supporting both Mac OSX and iOS devices and also completed his certification on becoming an Apple Certified Macintosh Technician Certification (ACMT) in March of 2015.

Chris Gollnick, ACMT 
Senior Technician (Wilson) 

Mr. Gollnick is a former Apple employee and holds various certifications from Apple including Apple Certified Macintosh Technician Certification (ACMT) , Apple Certified iLife Trainer and being an Apple Genius to name a few. Mr. Gollnick is a graduate of Westfield State University and has a BA in Theater Arts and Music Composition.

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