Steven RattendiChris SwerlingCarol StockdaleDirector of Informational Technology &Library and Media Services(617) 559-6190Interim K-12 CoordinatorLibrary and Media Services(617) 559-6190Executive Assistant of Information Technology & Library Services(617) 559-6190
Information Technology & Library Services
The Newton Public Schools’ Information Technology Department supports the digital foundation of our system. Staff act as coaches and guides in digital literacy and proficiency for both our educators and learners. The department consists of three complementary teams that work in conjunction with each other to meet the instructional and administrative needs of Teaching and Learning district-wide. It is as a cohesive team that our department systematically supports the adoption, implementation, and access to digital resources and processes.The Instructional Technology Team guides and supports the use of all of the district’s technology resources both in and out of the classroom. Their primary role is to support teachers in the integration of technology into the teaching and learning process. They also provide technical help for all staff in their learning communities. They provide professional development through workshops and on-site consultation and assist in the research and development of new methods and technologies that advance our program. They are guides, coaches, and facilitators helping teachers and administrators master new challenges.The Library Media Team supports and guides all K- grade 12 learners as they build reading, research, and digital literacy skills, providing direct instruction, modeling and co-teaching. Their role has grown beyond the walls of the traditional library and they have become global curators for the learning community. They also support technology in the schools, which is pivotal for just-in-time learning among teaching staff.The Technology Solutions and Services Team (TSS) is responsible for the delivery and support of information technology services to students, faculty, administrators and the rest of the Newton Public Schools community. TSS designs, implements and supports the network architecture, server framework, student, administrative and other information systems, media and end-user device deployment, as well as day-to-day network, systems and device support. TSS works closely with the Instructional Technology and Library Media Teams from all the schools to insure that the information technology services of the district can adequately support the technologies used in our learning communities.