Brighton Area School’s new technology director Chris Turner is determined to make his goals for this year’s technology visible in the schools’ classrooms. With the bond, Brighton Area Schools has been able to provide updated technology, such as new computer labs, interactive projectors, and flat-screen LCD displays for students.
“He’s a very intelligent guy,” Superintendent Dr. Gregory Gray said.
Turner was the most equipped applicant for this position. Gray has known Turner for twenty years and is positive he will do more than what is needed to succeed. The job opened up when previous director Elson Liu switched districts; although many others also applied for the technology director position, one month later there was the new director. Turner certainly fits the criteria needed to be successful.
“I am honored that Brighton chose me and excited to help guide this process through,” Turner said.
With as large as Brighton is, Turner predicts a few small hiccups here and there with all the new computers and interactive boards, but he is also hopeful that minimal severe issues will happen.
Both Turner and Gray said that the new technology is “cutting edge stuff” and also a very nice change. In the high school changes from slow computers to interactive boards are an incredible upgrade.
“Also, each district had or is targeting essential upgrades that people don’t see, including new and faster wiring and a more modern phone system,” Turner said.
People in the Brighton community and also in the schools are welcoming to the new director.
The Brighton district is new to Turner, but he claims it is what he expected it to be; it will be a large challenge. When a district is able to upgrade all of their technology, it is challenging to make sure everything goes smoothly. With the way things are wired and the setup of each device, the new director has many different things to think about when on the job.