Information Technology

 

Keith Segalla

Executive Director of Career Education and Instructional Technology

Mission Statement:

It is the mission of Quincy Public Schools Information and Technology Department to communicate effectively with staff, students and parents as well as provide technological training, guidance, information and services to school administrators and
personnel that supports state and local learning standards and contributes to the academic performance and development of all students.

We continue to provide a comprehensive technology plan, which will better serve parents, students, and educators. We seek to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to compete in the 21st Century and strive to provide staff with state-of the-art equipment and technical support and training, enhancing classroom learning.

Through efficient and effective communications between QPS staff, students, parents, and the community, incorporating state-of-the-art network services, including email, the QPS Website, Channel 22, and Instant Alert Telecommunications, our mission will be achieved.

Director’s Statement:

“The challenge facing America’s schools is the empowerment of all children to function effectively in their future, a future marked increasingly with change, information growth, and evolving technologies.”

Quincy Public Schools embraces technology and recognizes the impact that is has in our society. We understand the need to prepare students to become productive members of our society by providing the tools necessary to integrate technology into all instructional and learning experiences.

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education issued the following Information and Technology benchmarks to each school district:

  • Clear Vision and Mission
  • Assessment of Current Technology in the District
  • Technology and Curriculum Integration
  • Technology Professional Development
  • Equitable Access to Technology
  • Infrastructure and Connectivity
  • Access to the Internet Beyond the School Day<

In response to those benchmarks, our District Improvement Plan, Professional Development Plan and District Technology Plan include a series of goals and action steps assuring attainment.

A major emphasis will continue to be placed on expanded professional development for staff to effectively enhance student learning through the integration of technology into the curriculum.

Educators in the Quincy Public Schools continue to address twenty-first century issues through teaching, learning and management tools designed for industrial age schools. The “basic skills” for the next century will require students to have the ability to access, analyze and communicate information effectively. These skills will enable our students to assume a productive role that is integral to our global economy.

Improvement Plan:

Technology Planning and Training Improvement Plan

Additional Resources and Links:

Technology Plan 2014-2016

Internet Acceptable Use Policy

Student Bring Your Own Device Policy (BYOD)

Staff and Guest Bring Your Own Device Policy (BYOD)

Information Technology Staff Members:

Ellen Garofalo

IT Data Coordinator
617-984-8758

Ellen Hunter

Data Support and Technical Supervisor
617-984-8785

Robert Cavallo

IT Systems Administrator
617-984-8921