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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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Chris Schnepp promoted to director of e-learning in Indiana

Chris Schnepp moved from his position as principal of Alexandria-Monroe Intermediate School and is now the director of e-learning and is leading all professional development for Alexandria-Monroe Community Schools. He will also work closely with school technology directors.

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IT Director Karen Veilleux takes new Connecticut position

Karen Veilleux, the information technology director for Southington schools, will take the same position in the Wallingford school system. Veilleux fills a vacancy left by Randall Backus, who left Wallingford to become the chief technology officer for Newington schools.

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New tech supervisor named for New Jersey regional district

The West Essex Regional School District in North Caldwell has hired Charles Young, an informational technology manager for the Somerset Hills School District, as its new supervisor of technology for the 2014-2015 school year.

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Prescott USD introduces new IT director

The Arizona district recently appointed a new director of information technology, Fred Maupin, who has been working in educational technology since 2001. His experience is both as a K12-certified teacher in computer technology and a network administrator.

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