Currently we have seven people on staff. Our key staff Steve and Brian have well over a decade of experience specifically in the development of customized IEP and Student Reporting software.
Steve is founder and President of Siras Systems formally Educational Paperwork Solutions (EPS). He brings 10 years of experience as a special education teacher prior to starting Siras Systems. He has a Masters in Educational Technology; BA in Educational Science; and a BS in clinical Psychology. Steve has been the president and founder of Siras Systems established in 1997. Siras Systems is a company that develops customized database systems and paperwork solutions that focuses on special education. Steve also comes to SIRAS Systems with a very unique perspective as a special education teacher and as a parent of a special needs child.
Brian is the co-founder and Vice President of Siras Systems. He comes to Siras Systems/EPS with a BS in Computer Science from UCSB. He was employed as a computer technician for the Santa Barbara schools for three years, then retained a position as Director of Technology Services for Pacific Graduate Institute for three years and is currently head of Application Development for Siras Systems/EPS for the past 10 years.
Joe is Siras System's primary web developer and software engineer. He has been working in web development professionally since 2005. He has been employed by Siras Systems since 2008. He has extensive experience working with enterprise Java frameworks, relational databases, advanced web interfaces, and Internet systems administration. Joe graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a BS and also is an active musician.
Michael is the Support Manager for SIRAS Systems. He is a well-rounded individual with an extensive background in Customer Service. Michael has earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management (BSBM), and Master of Education (M.A.ED). Michael has more than 10 years of experience in the educational field. He worked for a Charter School in Kern County as the Blended Learning and Testing Manager where he was first introduced to SIRAS. His 5 years of experience, as a user of SIRAS, brings a different perspective to the SIRAS Team.
Dr. Geri Murphy
Geri is co-founder and Secretary/Treasurer for Siras Systems and VP of marketing. She was a key associate of EPS for over 8 years. Geri Murphy, Ph.D. has an extensive background in the areas of special education/student services administration, training and organizational systems development. She holds a doctorate in organizational psychology and a masters degree in educational psychology. She also holds an administrative credential, a life teaching credential (English), a pupil personnel services credential, and is a licensed educational psychologist. She has over thirty years of experience in working with children, youth, families, schools, school districts, city, state, and federal agencies to establish exemplary programs and service delivery models.
Dr. John O'Donovan
John is a co-founder and architect of the first web based iteration of Siras Systems. John also leads a research group (MS and PhD students) at the Department of Computer science, University of California, Santa Barbara, specializing in Data Mining. John has extensive experience in web-based application development, and with large scale identity management frameworks. John has a background in IDM, SIF and other relevant interoperability standards.
Melanie is Siras Systems administrative assistant and bookkeeper. She has been with SIRAS Systems for the past 7 year. Melanie is qualified in Excel, QuickBooks and FileMaker. She also assists in the development of agreements with our clients.