Jessica Madrid

Payroll Specialist Miramar, FL

What’s your work-life philosophy?

Enjoy what you do and do it with a smile. I am a true believer that our actions can make the difference, don’t be afraid to leave your footprints for others to follow.

How does HR strive to create a great company culture?

Over the years, HR has strived to create a culture where all our employees feel they are an important part of the company, and that together we can achieve great things.

What’s your best professional advice?

Believe in yourself, there is no better reward than seeing the fruits of a job well done.

Being new to UDT and starting virtually, how would you describe the UDT culture?

I was pleasantly surprised to find myself sharing screens with my co-workers, who happened to be miles away, and still feel the person-to-person connection.

What is your favorite part of your position?

Being able to help and guide our employees with their needs.

What are some of your hobbies?

I love going on road trips, it clears my mind. I will also stay up until late at night reading a good book. And of course, going to the beach and listen to the sound of the waves.

People would be surprised if they knew you…

Love soccer.

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In the evolving landscape of Education Technology, crafting a futureproof 1:1 device strategy is crucial. This strategy should link every student, teacher, and administrator experience with specific device specifications. The integration of educational apps into the curriculum can significantly enhance the learning environment. These apps, tailored to the needs of students, can provide interactive content, fostering a dynamic learning experience.

Funding 1:1 Device Programs

Optimizing Your K12 Tech Investments: Funding 1:1 Device Programs

This blog will guide school districts grappling with the financial and resource demands of implementing a successful 1:1 device program amid ongoing challenges of budget constraints and competing priorities. Our guided workbook, created in partnership with Intel, provides further support with personalized roadmap on “Pathways to Innovation: Building a Sustainable Digital Learning Environment”.​

Secure Devices in Your School District

K12 Cybersecurity: How to Secure 1:1 Devices in Your School District

This blog post delves into the importance of security, cybersecurity, and data privacy in school districts implementing 1:1 device initiatives. It offers basic steps for evaluating, planning, and executing a security strategy. Our guided workbook, created in partnership with Intel, provides a personalized roadmap on “Pathways to Innovation: Building a Sustainable Digital Learning Environment”.

Experiencing a security breach?

Get immediate assistance from our security operations center! Take the following recommended actions NOW while we get on the case:


  1. Determine which systems were impacted and immediately isolate them. Take the network offline at the switch level or physically unplug the systems from the wired or wireless network.
  2. Immediately take backups offline to preserve them. Scan backups with anti-virus and malware tools to ensure they’re not infected
  3. Initiate an immediate password reset on affected user accounts with new passwords that are no less than 14 characters in length. Do this for Senior Management accounts as well.

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