The 2021 Legislature appropriated $13,475,248.00 in ESSER II and III funds to modernize data systems at the OPI. In partnership with schools and other stakeholders, the OPI will simplify and improve data systems to make all things data easier for schools.

Watch the video to learn more about the first stage of this project: modernizing the Educator Licensing system to make it more user-friendly and efficient. 

Questions? Contact Chief Information Officer, Chris Sinrud, 406-447-4451.

Learn about the New Educator Licensing System


Project Manager Bio

The OPI is working with DatamanUSA to execute this project. 

  • Zam Alidina, a Project Manager with DatamanUSA is working with the OPI's Licensure team to update and rebuild the current educator licensing system. Zam has extensive experience in rewriting systems similar to the OPI's educator licensing system, having already done this work in Colorado, South Carolina, and Tennessee. 

I am a dynamic and intuitive Project Management Professional (PMP®), Amazon Web Services Certified Cloud Practitioner (AWS® CCP), SAP Cloud Implementation Professional, Salesforce Certified Administrator (SFA®), ITIL4®, Scrum Foundation Certified (SFC™) & Lean Six Sigma certified executive program/project management professional. My leadership across both public and private sectors include delivery within strategy, execution, management/implementation, deploying ERP solutions, SaaS, software applications, systems integration and modernization. My credentials and 22 years of professional experience have exposed me to challenges and excitement of both the private and public sector. I am a recipient of the State of Hawai’i Governors award for the consultant of the year (2013) for business transformation leading the ACA implementation. Prior to leading Federal and State programs, I was a senior consultant with KPMG within the finance delivery practice working with investment banking clients on Wall Street. I am a devoted husband and father to 2 wonderful kids (4 year-old boy and 3 year-old daughter) and love our family outdoor adventure time which provides decompression time and creating memories as a balance to my professional life.    

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