November 17, 2015
A Note from Dr. Melissa Williams-Scott
Owning the latest and greatest technology device is exciting…for the moment. But what happens when the new wears off? What was the plan for long term use? As we continue to move into a more mobile environment via web-based curriculum for our students and staff, it is important to find the best devices to meet the needs of our learners and instructors. We also need to realize that we cannot trade in district devices every two years. And how do we all ensure the safety of our students while connected to the world wide web on these devices? What are your plans for using mobile devices? How will you sustain instructional engagement and put students in charge of their own learning? And how will you keep devices fresh and exciting when a newer model is available? Please fill out this survey to help us design the future of mobile learning in Dickinson ISD.
Our Device Survey can be completed at https://goo.gl/YuHxT4.
Meet Your Technology Department
Dr. Melissa Williams-Scott
I came to Dickinson ISD from Pasadena ISD in September 2011 as a secretary in Educational Services. In September 2012 I joined the Technology Department as the Helpdesk Specialist. In January 2015 I became the PC Support Specialist assigned to Calder, Hughes, Silbernagel, and the DCC/DALC complex.
My name is Travis Hazzard and I came to Dickinson ISD from La Porte ISD in January 2010. I am a PC Support Specialist for the district and am assigned to McAdams, K. E. Little, Dunbar, and San Leon. My wife and I are high school sweethearts and married in December of 2009. We have a son who was born September 2012.
My name is Jonathan Hysquierdo, I came to Dickinson ISD from Pasadena ISD in October 2012. I am a PC Support Specialist for the district and am assigned to Bay Colony, Esmond and CAP. I chose to work in education because just like our students, technology is the future. It gives me great pride to provide the necessary learning equipment and support to our future leaders here at D.I.S.D.
My name is Caroline Lightfoot, and I am so excited to be able to spend more time on campuses this year working with teachers on Instructional Technology. My experience in Education began as a Junior High and High School English Teacher. I also worked as an Instructional Specialist for an Educational Software Company, and I joined the Dickinson ISD Technology Department in 2011. If you need help with lesson ideas, how to use a digital tool, or want some assistance trying something new, please schedule me. I will be on campuses weekly starting September 21st. While I know a lot about technology, I am a teacher first and can share ideas from all of the digital resources available in Dickinson ISD. I'd like to attend planning meetings when possible so that I can support your classrooms digitally!
My calendar is located at https://clightfoot.youcanbook.me/, and you can make an appointment directly from here.
This is my first year here in Dickinson ISD, and I am super excited about joining the technology department and becoming a Gator! I have been in education for 11 years. I taught Special Education, 4th grade regular education, and the last two years, I was a technology apps teacher for K-4th grades. I have a love for teaching and molding young minds as well as a passion for technology. I believe by blending the two we can accomplish great things here in Dickinson ISD. I am assigned to all elementary campuses and Barber Middle school to help integrate technology into your curriculum and classroom activities. If you have ever been afraid to try a new digital tool or implement a piece of technology into your curriculum now is the time to try. You can schedule a time with the link below for me to come and assist you with the many digital tools that Dickinson ISD has to offer or just to try something new. My number one job is to support you and your classroom digitally and spread all my techie love!
Book me at https://jrushing.youcanbook.me.
Michael Sanchez is currently the Network Engineer for the district. He is responsible for campus network connectivity, district server infrastructure, and internet traffic. Michael has 11 years of experience working in the technology field. He has worked in education for 7 years in local school districts. Michael graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor's in Organizational Leadership and Supervision.