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Information & Instructional Technology
Information & Instructional Technology
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As the IIT department of the Val Verde Unified School District it is our passion to support the district vision and mission through the use of technology.

Preparing students to become responsible, knowledgeable and contributing citizens of the 21st century is the reason why we exist.

As our students embark on an ever changing world they are no longer simply expected to have an understanding of computers, standard office programs and the Internet. Technology is ever accelerating in ability and complexity, bringing with it a world without traditional boarders or barriers to what can be accomplished. Graduates today are expected to not only operate in a global society but thrive, contributing their own wisdom and ingenuity through seamless communications and the ability to collaborate on a variety of devices and platforms.

As a district we do not simply train our students in how to operate technology, but we teach them to use it as an integral resource to further their education in a responsible manner, as a platform on which to build whatever future they can dream of. In a world where social media is as commonplace as a billboard, it is our goal that our students would leave a digital footprint representing their best character, passion, creativity and value.

“It’s not about the technology.”

Even though the love of technology flows within our souls we are not a technology department. We are a people department that happens to use technology.

We are passionate about supporting our students, parents and staff and we strive to do this with excellence. With every phone call we take, ever server we build, every website we design, every program we develop, every device we deliver and every person we train what brings the most satisfaction to our job is seeing the students and staff we support taking what we provide and doing something amazing with it. We may create the magic, but they make it perform.

Now let’s show the world what our kids can do!

Matt Penner
Director of Information and Instructional Technology, CCTO

Matt's Super Techs!

5 months ago

Teacher TechElementary School Site
Dana McJunkin-SmithAvalon
Wendy NumataAvalon
Courtney BostockMary McLeod Bethune
Kevin HoMary McLeod Bethune
Maricela GomezColumbia
Chris ParsonColumbia
Brian PawlowskiLasselle
Amy ClaytonManuel L. Real
Rachel McIntoshMay Ranch
Jeff FanningMead Valley
Lyle BrayRainbow Ridge
Wendy MaravillaRainbow Ridge
Chris ApplegateSierra Vista
Samantha SayersSierra Vista
Rob PreddyTriple Crown
Henry CampbellVal Verde Elementary
Jeremy BatemanVictoriano
Teacher TechMiddle School Site
William Winters
Lakeside
Amber DiscrollMarch
Greg McWhorterTomas Rivera
Dan TemplinTomas Rivera
Linda AndersonVista Verde
Steve BrockmanVista Verde
Teacher TechHigh School Site
Steve WilliamsCitrus Hill
Gina RyeRancho Verde
Harris VlastosVal Verde High
Instructional Technology
The Val Verde Unified Instructional Technology Department is all about:
Supporting Innovation in classroom technology use.
Providing district and campus based technology staff development.
Working with content area staff to integrate technology in instruction.
Exploring and evaluating emerging educational technologies.
Coordinating classroom technology rollouts and the site Teacher Tech program.
Contact
Matt Penner
Director of Information and Instructional Technology, CCTO
mpenner@valverde.edu
Office: (951) 940-6108
Fax: (951) 940-8599
Application Services
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The Application Services group is responsible for the administration and maintenance of Aeries, Val Verde’s Student Information System (SIS), and its related components (e.g., the Aeries Browser Interface (ABI), the Parent Account Management System (PAMS), etc.). Application Services is also responsible for providing technical support to teachers, staff, site administration and district office personnel in the use of these applications, and supports and maintains all the data applications used by the district.

Other applications that fall under the purview of the Application Services group include Multiple Measures (a standards based report card system), Destiny (VVUSD’s library system), the Val Verde USD district website, and VVUSD’s Geographical Information System (GIS).

Team Member Position

Jim Ernst - Application Services Manager
Doug Schell - Database Engineer II
Tony Williams - Database Engineer II
Vacant - Database Engineer II
Cindy Dearing- I.T. Data Specialist - State Reporting
Sidra Cleary - I.T. Data Specialist - Analysis
Gayle Herring - I.T. Technician I - SIS
Instructional Technology
The Val Verde Unified Instructional Technology Department is all about:

• Supporting Innovation in classroom technology use.
• Providing district and campus based technology staff development.
• Working with content area staff to integrate technology in instruction.
• Exploring and evaluating emerging educational technologies.
• Coordinating classroom technology rollouts and the site Teacher Tech program.

Help Line: (951) 940-6123
Network Services
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Team Member - Position

Jake Miller - Network Services Manager
Jeff McKaughan - Network Engineer II
Charles Widman - I.T. Technician II - Help Desk
Fritz Templin - I.T. Technician II - Help Desk
Miguel Hurtado - I.T. Technician I - Field Technician
Angel "David" Rodriguez - I.T. Technician I - Field Technician
Dijuen Harvey - I.T. Technician I
Eric Magallan - I.T. Technician I
Zeeshan Rahman - I.T. Technician I
Teacher Techs
Elementary School Site Dana McJunkin-Smith Avalon Wendy Numata Avalon Courtney Bostock Mary McLeod Bethune Kevin Ho Mary McLeod Bethune Maricela Gomez Columbia Chris Parson Columbia Brian Pawlowski Lasselle Amy Clayton Manuel L. Real Rachel McIntosh May Ranch Jeff Fanning Mead Valley Lyle Bray Rainbow Ridge Wendy Maravilla Rainbow Ridge Chris Applegate Sierra Vista Samantha Sayers Sierra Vista Rob Preddy Triple Crown Henry Campbell Val Verde Elementary Jeremy Bateman Victoriano Teacher Tech Middle School Site William Winters Lakeside Amber Discroll March Greg McWhorter Tomas Rivera Dan Templin Tomas Rivera Linda Anderson Vista Verde Steve Brockman Vista Verde Teacher Tech High School Site Steve Williams Citrus Hill Gina Rye Rancho Verde Harris Vlastos Val Verde High