In an effort to bridge the gap between IT and educators, Shawnee Heights School District made a thoughtful and purposeful point to involve teachers in their decision making process. In today’s session, Blair Anderson, the district’s technology director, discussed how everyone benefitted from open, collaborative communication.
Anderson started by reviewing their hiring process, mentioning credentials aren’t necessarily what’s most important for their IT staff. Instead, he recommended getting staff that’s coachable. This leads to a cohesive group that’s willing to make students or educators their number one priority. “Without students and educators, we don’t have a job,” he said.