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Palo Alto school district appoints new chief technology officer

Derek Moore, the San Jose USD's director of technology services, is coming to Palo Alto to serve as the district's new chief technology officer.

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Michael Derry named as tech director in Portland, Maine

Portland Public Schools hired Michael Derry as the district's technology services director. He replaces Trey Bachner, who resigned this year to go into the private sector. Derry, a retired Navy chief, was the city's deputy IT director.

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South Carolina career and technology center names new director

The Aiken County Career and Technology Center appointed Will Hudson, a former North Augusta High School assistant principal, as the center's new director. He will work with instructors from a range of programs, including electricity, machine tools, CADD, health science and automotive technology.

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Aaron Hyre brought in as Massachusetts district's new IT director

Foxboro Public Schools named Aaron Hyre as its new information technology director. His mission for the upcoming year will be to design a joint town-school data center, finish wireless service installations and upgrade content filtering and firewalls.

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Connecticut district chooses new director of technology

The board of Prospect's Region 16 hired Matthew Brennan as the district's new director of technology. He was previously the technology coordinator for Litchfield's public schools. Brennan will replace Bruce Bartmess, who has officially retired.

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Robert Berkowitz named to lead Minnesota district's technology efforts

Robert Berkowitz was picked as the new director of technology for South Washington County Schools. He’s worked in the technology department since 2012 and was manager of systems and networks during the rollout of the district’s new technology initiative.

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Loveland schools welcome technology director David Knapp

The Loveland City School District in Ohio announced the addition of David Knapp to its administrative team as the new technology director. He most recently served as a technology instructional coach with the Hamilton City School District.

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Nebraska school, city, hospital to hire tech officer

District 20 board members passed an interlocal agreement to hire a shared technology director for the benefit of the district, Gothenburg Memorial Hospital and the city of Gothenburg. Former school media specialist and librarian Angie Richeson has been hired to fill the position.

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Michigan district names new director of technology

The Troy School District appointed Kristie Young as its new director of technology. Young comes to Troy with a combined nine years of experience as a director of technology within Fraser Public Schools and Lake Shore Public Schools.

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Stamford Public Schools brings in Christina Hefele as CIO

In Connecticut, Stamford has replaced its schools' chief information officer after hiring Christina Hefele from the neighboring Darien school system. Hefele's hiring comes nearly a year after Phillip Dunn resigned as Stamford Public Schools' top technology administrator.

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