Roaring Fork School District hires new technology director
Roaring Fork School District’s new technology director is Jeff Gatlin. He previously served as technology director as well as director of operations for the Woodland Park School District, which is located just north of Pikes Peak in Woodland Park. Prior to taking an administrative position, he taught career and technical education for five years at Woodland Park High School.
His goal at RFSD is to work to integrate technology and information literacy skills into all aspects of students’ education. He has a long track record of using technology literacy to make learning an active, enjoyable and rewarding experience.
“I want to prepare students to succeed in our global, high-tech information rich society and ensure that all students and staff are effective users of tools, ideas, and information,” he said. “I also want to use technology to enhance and improve communications with the district’s stakeholders.”
He is charged with revamping the district’s current website and developing new websites for each of the schools with the goal to create a unified look across the district and school websites. The new websites are scheduled to begin launching this August, with many new features and a platform that will allow for easy updating to maintain fresh content.
The technology department is working on adding bandwidth at schools for better Internet connectivity to access instructional curriculum and support new testing procedures. “By doubling our Internet bandwidth and connecting our schools via fiber connections, we are building a robust and flexible infrastructure that will allow us to grow into many of our future needs, some of which are unknown at this time.”
Gatlin has relocated to the Roaring Fork Valley and his wife and two elementary school-aged children will join him for the next school year. He has a master’s degree in educational leadership and policy and is in the process of obtaining an administrative license.
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