Eric Butash

Director of Operations
Highlander Institute


Eric Butash is Director of Operations at the Highlander Institute, an innovation “hub” for K-12 schools in Rhode Island. He is responsible for the design, creation, and operations of various information technology systems as they relate to implementing Highlander’s nationally recognized FUSE model for blended learning. Prior to joining the Highlander team, Eric spent 15 years in various technology leadership roles across K-12. He has served as the president of the RI ISTE Affiliate, as well as the CommonSense Media Ambassador. He also has worked with Rhode Island Department of Education on various statewide initiatives, including Erate, Statewide Wireless Classroom Initiative, Ed-Fi, and many others.


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