Sorry if this sounds a little like ranting, but I think previous
conversations about the overload school technology staff face will
second the following thoughts...
For what I am paid as the "technology coordinator" (read everything
involving network admin, PC repair, training, classroom technology
integration, not to mention grant writing) I think testing that would be
required for me to keep my job would be ridiculous. Basically, for what
this school pays me and considering other options I could have to make a
lot more money, the school needs me a lot more than I need them! Now,
if passing the test, or doing exceptionally well on the test, or even
completing any additional training, would grant me a higher salary, that
would a great incentive. Does that sound familiar - (think teacher
Is it too much to expect for technology staff to be paid commensurate
with their experience and to reward them for learning how to do their
jobs better? Teachers receive this (and don't get me wrong, I believe
they absolutely should) - why should technology staff be treated to any
Finally, if other technology staff feel that they get a much better deal
than I, or if you think my school is the exception rather than the rule,
please clue me in (my contract expires in May).
Lisa Wright Garcia
West Rutland School
West Rutland, Vermont
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What are some good qualifications for an IT Coordinator?
Do most look for a degree or an industry standard certification
Are there any state certifications for this Title? Are there any plans
I'm pushing for MS technology proficient support staff. I would like to
have techies take an MCP test every 18 months. Is this asking to much?