The Hoover City Schools' Tech Team holds responsibility for all technology across the school system. It spreads through several aspects of our daily operation. We have seven certified teachers who serve as Instructional Technology Coaches working through the Curriculum and Instruction department. Team members work directly with the faculty and staff members of each school to provide professional development and guide our school system toward a shared vision.
On the technical side of our department, we have a staff consisting of several individuals extremely strong in both network and desktop support. They close an average of 15,000 workorders each school year. Their responsibilities include the installation, maintenance and support of all computers and data systems - software and hardware. Additionally, the tech staff manages operations for the district voicemail, television and telephone systems.
Hoover City Schools uses instructional technology as one way of enhancing the mission to prepare and inspire all students for lifelong success by teaching the skills, knowledge and behaviors students will need as responsible citizens in the global community. Excellence in education requires that technology is seamlessly integrated throughout the education program. In an effort to increase access to those 21st century skills, HCS has made it a goal to offer students a 24/7 accessibility to their learning through this “Engaged Learning Initiative” (ELI). The individual use of technology is a way to empower students to maximize their full potential and to prepare them for college and the workplace.