Director of Technology
Teacher/Educational Technologist and Director of Technology, working in schools for 43 years. Educational Technologist/ Technology Director, teaching, training, and maintaining the technology: giving staff and students opportunities to learn and grow.
Teaching is to forge a tool;
A mind to learn,
A heart to love and
A soul to live.
Technology in the Northridge Local Schools
Northridge Local School District started a 1 to 1 technology initiative in 2018 and is designed to prepare students for the jobs and opportunities of tomorrow. We are excited to provide technology for each student in the school so that education can be changed to meet the needs of all students.
Students in Grades 6-12 will be assigned a Chromebook at the beginning of the school year. With parental approval Grades 6-12 they will be able to take the Chromebooks home and use them. It is our expectation that each student will have access to technology in the daily classroom and at home. By providing the device at no cost, each student can have access. The District will provide a self-insurance program that will help cover potential damage costs. This is a voluntary program that will be available for $25. per year.
These devices are purchased by reducing the number of textbooks, grants and reducing the Total Cost of Ownership on all devices. Technology is the an essential part of your child’s future. Many of our jobs now require technology skills to be successful; their jobs will require even more skills and use of technology to get a good job. We want all students to be successful with their skills so that it can help them be successful in school. They are really closely tied together and any costs that equip out students with skills, success and their future must be made. We have crafted a finely controlled budget so that we can continue to do this for students.
Cyber Security is an escalating issue for homes, businesses and schools. No login information or password information should be requested or given in emails. No company will request that information from you in that form, even if the email looks real, simple delete it. Giving your information or clicking on unknown links can cause you to lose your privacy and lose money and data. This problem will continue and we will have to use our common sense to not follow the wrong process. We are looking at the latest technology and engaging the Administration and Principals in making sure that it meets the needs of our curriculum and also is a “best fit” for our students. Quality learning does not happen by accident; it must be planned and focused on the learning targets to get the right results.
Learning should not be limited to a location, schedule or finances.