Harrisonburg City Public Schools

Instructional Technology

Our mission is to increase access to learning by all students by providing technology-rich environments, professional development for staff on effective integration, and to provide both administrative and instructional support. Technology empowers teachers to engage students and provide opportunities for communication and collaboration that can maximize the instructional process and thereby supports the mission of Harrisonburg City Public Schools - where learning has no limits and together we work for success of all.

Meet Our Department:

Technical Support

Elementary Technology Specialists and Site Coordinators

Is your computer not working? These Technology Specialists at the elementary schools and site coordinators at the middle schools are your first line of defense against computer problems, and if they can't take care of the problem, they'll know know who to call! They can help you with both hardware and software problems.

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Rachel West

Bluestone Elementary

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Gerry Comer

Keister Elementary

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Derek Smiley

Smithland Elementary

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Jackie Zito

Spotswood Elementary

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Tricia McPherson

Stone Spring Elementary

Sharon Barrix

Waterman Elementary

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Sandy Parks

Skyline Middle

Sheri Smucker

Thomas Harrison Middle

Computer Technicians

Our technicians repair computer hardware and software, and troubleshoot computer problems from network connectivity problems to printer issues. Our Technicians generally cover several schools, so the best way to ask for their help is to use the Technology Service Request

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Dwayne Hottinger

Network Administrator

Telephone systems for SKMS, SMES, ERELC, and BES

Staff WiFi Network information

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Rick Sayers

Audio Visual Technician

Telephone Systems at CO, HHS, THMS, KES, SES, SSES, and WES

Projector Bulb replacement

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Beth Clatterbuck

Harrisonburg High School

Smithland Elementary

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Jen Edwards

Harrisonburg High School

Keister Elementary

Stone Spring Elementary

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Charles Getz

Harrisonburg High School

Spotswood Elementary

Waterman Elementary

Central Office

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Ed Saylor

Skyline Middle School

Thomas Harrison Middle School

Division-Wide Printing

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Craig Shoemaker

Harrisonburg High School


Data

The Data department handles all of the Power School and PowerTeacher Pro, Access to EIMS (Pearson Access) SOL Testing, and PowerSchool Assessment and Analytics (formerly known as Interactive Achievement). They also handle data uploads with Reflex Math, Welnet, ThinkCentral, iReady, myON, IEP online, Strawbridge, Lifetouch and Destiny. Most of the support is given directly to administrators and tech support personnel. In general if you have a question about students data management, contact your building tech staff, and they will determine the most appropriate person for the request.

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Michael Cox

Manager of Data and Reporting

Call for: PowerSchool support, Access to EIMS, State and federal reporting

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Lora Stader

Data Processing Specialist

Call for: SOL testing, PowerSchool, PowerTeacher Pro support, IEP online, data uploads for software & photos

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Shannon Davis

Data Processing Specialist

Call for: PowerSchool Assessment & Analytics (IA), Blackboard Connect, Registration (InfoSnap) & EL data

Instructional Technology

The Instructional Technology Resource Teachers, or ITRTs, can help you learn how to use technology like Google Apps for Education or your PowerTeacher Pro Gradebook, and they can also help you use technology with your students. Your ITRT can plan a lesson, co-teach or model a lesson, locate resources or just help advise you about best practices of technology integration.

ITRTs can help with all of the follow:

Using Google Apps for Education

- Including Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs, and Google Classroom

Using Microsoft Office

Designing Webpages

Using Discovery streaming

Using GPS units

Digital Citizenship

iPads

Digital Cameras

Digital Video Recorders

Photo Editing

Personal Response Units

Creating Movies & Videos

Creating Audio files

Using YouTube videos

Blogging

Interactive Whiteboards

Document Cameras

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Diana Flick

Harrisonburg High School

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Nate Hissong

Harrisonburg High School

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Kim Hook

Harrisonburg High School

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Alan Quimby

Skyline Middle School

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Cherie Roadcap

Thomas Harrison Middle School

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Kim Brantley

Smithland Elementary School

Elon Rhodes Early Learning Center

Ian Linden

Bluestone Elementary School

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Stacey Penrod

Stone Spring Elementary School

Waterman Elementary School

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Tara Walters

Keister Elementary School

Spotswood Elementary School

Division Staff

Toni Sheets

Executive Director of Technology

Regina Breeden

Administrative Assistant for Finance and Technology

Call for: New Google Accounts