The Information Technology Department supports and enhances teaching and learning in all subject areas to prepare students for college and career success in the global community. We encourage transformative uses of technology that promote best teaching practices in accordance with the SVSD Instructional Framework and Common Core State Standards. Ultimately, we believe the effective use of technology will increase student engagement, inspire student learning and facilitate parental involvement. We endeavor to promote a culture of lifelong learning where students and staff use digital tools for communicating, collaborating, thinking critically, and creating.
Strategies for Success…
To reach the goals outlined in our vision, we will:• Promote and support online learning.
• Provide access to high quality digital content.
• Maintain safe online environments.
• Strive for equity in digital access.
• Offer ongoing professional development.
• Facilitate access to student data.
• Deploy relevant, innovative technologies.
• Refresh infrastructure and communication systems.
• Deliver timely tech support.
The Use of Technology in our Schools….
Technology is no longer just about computer labs and interactive whiteboards. Those are still important, but technology now permeates nearly every aspect of our schools and the pace of change has accelerated dramatically the last few years for adults and students alike. Whether it be purchasing lunch, writing an Individualized Education Plan, checking out a library or textbook, working on an assignment, applying for a job, collaborating on a project, taking an online class, checking grades or attendance, signing up for classes, taking state assessments, filling out a work order, checking a calendar for a sporting event, scheduling a substitute: one thing is certain in our district - it will include the use of a computer or mobile device!
Facts about the Information Technology Department in 2014. We support…The Information Technology Department is responsible for planning, support, deployment and implementation of computers, software, network infrastructure, voice communications, and a myriad of other systems that support these areas.
• Over 6,500 users (staff and students)
• 2,700 desktop computers
• 615 netbooks and laptops
• 2,000 iPads and other tablet devices
• 300 printers
• 450 wireless access points
• And delivered 9,160 clock hours of professional development to teachers last year
Department StaffJeff Hogan
Fax: (425)831-8035Lee Kirschner
Data Support Manager
Telephone: (425)831-8421Carol Nelson
Telephone: (425)831-4248Fletcher Lacroix
Tech Support Manager
Telephone: (425)831-4247Ryan Vannatta
Telephone: (425)831-4216Bart Durbin
Computer Tech II
Telephone: (425)831-4219Dennis Lee
FCES, CKMS, CVES
Telephone: (425)831-4218Brett Schmitt
MSFC, TRES, SES
Telephone: (425)831-4227Eric Hogan
Telephone: (425)831-8183Snezhinka Kehayova
NBES, OES, TFMS, TRS