Florida Technology Manager Named President of Statewide Group

Matt Frey, an education manager in Brevard Public Schools, was recently inducted as the president of the Florida Council of Instructional Technology Leaders. The council promotes cooperation and communication among district and state leaders who impact technology use in Florida.

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Senior Network Specialist

Mesa Public Schools

Mesa, Ariz.

Director of Education Technology

Department of Education

Indianapolis, Ind.

Network Technician Level I

Meridian School District 2

Meridian, Idaho

Philadelphia Digital Access Coordinator Appointed to School Reform Commission

Sylvia P. Simms, a community advocate and broadband adoption outreach coordinator for Comcast and the Urban Affairs Coalition, was appointed to the School Reform Commission (SRC), the Mayor announced yesterday. Simms will fill the vacancy left by SRC member Lorene Cary who, after a leave of absence due to health reasons, will not seek reappointment.

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Jen Baker Appointed Hunterdon County's (N.J.) Tech Coordinator

Jen Baker, a seasoned teacher at Frenchtown School (N.J.) for the last 10 years, has always embraced technology to enhance learning for her students and to make her classroom more engaging. She now can share her expertise and enthusiasm with a broader audience in her new role as Tech Coordinator for Hunterdon County Education Association.

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Desert Hills (Utah) Students Learn about Computer Programming

Desert Hills High School computer programming students are experimenting with new ways of incorporating the programming theory they have learned in class. Students explore computer science in the class and usually spend most of their time learning to code simple business applications.

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Chardon (Ohio) Schools Unveils Three Finalists for Superintendent Position

The next Chardon (Ohio) Schools superintendent will be chosen from a pool of three finalists, all of whom currently serve as area school district administrators. The three finalists to replace retiring Joseph Bergant are Painesville City Schools Superintendent Michael P. Hanlon, Willoughby South High School Principal Paul Lombardo and Brunswick Schools Assistant Superintendent Joelle Magyar.

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Augusta (Maine) Schools Look to Promote Tech Director

Two proposed promotions from within could fill out top Augusta school administrative staff positions, bringing the central office back to full staffing following departures earlier this school year.

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Mass. School Committee Sees Need for New District Technology Director

Westford, Mass. schools will more than likely have to face another year of difficult decisions during this spring’s discussions on the next fiscal year’s budget, including the question of whether to hire a districtwide technology coordinator.

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