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Stephen Hunt – Queen’s University

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Several years ago, Stephen Hunt fielded a complaint from someone who needed to access a building with some engineering labs at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He told them to call someone on his IT staff. That’s because getting such passcodes is part of the services Hunt and his team provide as he leads IT […]

Scott Morrow – York Catholic District School Board

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Talk to straight A students and they’ll tell you that acing last semester’s report card won’t mean much if their next is marked with C’s.  The same principle applies with Scott Morrow’s new oversight of the infotech infrastructure at the York Catholic District School Board in central Ontario. Morrow having sustained some of his predecessor’s […]

Sarah Trimble-Oliver – Cincinnati Public Schools

Est. reading time: 3 mins

For eight consecutive years, enrollment at Cincinnati Public Schools had been increasing. Then the COVID-19 pandemic happened. Some students transferred to schools with different safety protocols, some started home schooling and others moved. And, as districts nationwide experienced, many parents have delayed kindergarten for their kids. But, despite a 4  , Sarah Trimble-Oliver is confident […]

Sherri Yerk-Zwickl – Campbell University

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Every time CIO Sherri Yerk-Zwickl looks at the recently completed student union at Campbell University, it reminds her of the progress being made in the school’s IT Department. That includes many things, from 74 upgraded classrooms to a new phone system to the new Information Technology Advisory Committee that oversees tech across the three campuses. […]

Steve Camacho – Toronto Catholic District School Board

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Talk about an accelerated timeline. In early 2020, Steve Camacho and his team had just been approved to modernize communications and  IT at the Toronto Catholic District School Board. The aim: to build the foundation for a digitally enabled school by 2022. This, he explains, by focusing on five “pillars”: increasing digital communication with both […]

Steven Burrell – Northern Arizona University

Est. reading time: 5 mins

One college student from the Hopi Indian Reservation walked eight miles one way to get a Wi-Fi signal to do her homework. A Navajo resident could only call 911 when she got in range of a signal. When she alerted an Arizona hospital of the injured person, the ambulance came from the other direction and […]

Sanjeev Sah – Medical University of South Carolina

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Given the choice, no parent would ever want to have their child hospitalized. But if it happens in the Charleston, South Carolina area, Sanjeev Sah is certain the soon-to-open MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital will offer the best care a patient and family could ask for. Sah is not a pediatrician or health care specialist, […]

Shawntee Cowan – Duncanville ISD

Est. reading time: 4 mins

How enlightening it is to understand public education from the level of teacher to administrator. So says Shawntee Cowan, a former music teacher at the Duncanville, Texas, Independent School District for the past five years and, since May 2018, chief technology officer. “So often our technology was outdated and, as a teacher, I would get […]

Scott Pierce – Kingsport City Schools

Est. reading time: 4 mins

He may not get out of the data center as much as he’d like, but when seeing firsthand the effects of his role during occasional classroom visits, Scott Pierce can further vindicate his long-ago decision to shift careers from teaching to technology. “It’s very rewarding to see an economically disadvantaged child who has never traveled […]

Serena Sacks – Fulton County School District

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As her teacher conducts the day’s lesson, a student sits in rapt attention, brand new tablet in hand. Hearing a question she knows the answer to, the student’s hand darts up, eliciting the teacher’s go-ahead. When the hour runs out, it’s on to the next class. Only, she won’t be walking down the high school […]

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