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Austin Public Schools

401 3rd Street NW
Austin, MN  55912
507-460-1900

District Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30AM - 4:30PM

Technology Integration Program

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What is a Technology Integration Coach?

Primary Purpose

Technology Coaches will carry forward the professional learning and implementation work of the district, specifically in the areas in which technology integration is needed. This work will be directed by the District Technology Coordinator and the Executive Director of Teaching and Learning in collaboration with Principals through Site Improvement Plans.

Essential Functions

The Technology Coaches will work as a team to:

  • Coordinate efforts in alignment with the district strategic plan and develop the use of technology as a tool to support teaching and learning.
  • Provide professional development to large and small groups of teachers.
  • Serve as coaches and mentors to assist teachers in implementation and integration of technology that promotes learning and digital literacies.
  • Work with students and staff to support co-curricular programs involving the use of digital skills and resources.
  • Conduct deployment of devices and manage device inventory at sites.
  • Create and maintain a technology knowledge base.

Technology Integration Coaches

Carlene Pline
Austin High School
carlene.pline@austin.k12.mn.us

Jennifer Madsen
IJ Holton Intermediate School & Ellis Middle School
jennifer.madsen@austin.k12.mn.us

Josh McRae
Neveln & Sumner Elementary Schools, Woodson Kindergarten Center
josh.mcrae@austin.k12.mn.us

Jer Osgood
Banfield & Southgate Elementary Schools
jer.osgood@austin.k12.mn.us

Amy Thuesen
Technology Services Coordinator
507-460-1930
amy.thuesen@austin.k12.mn.us

Michael Jones
Network Administrator
507-460-1931
michael.jones@austin.k12.mn.us

Alex Cauble
Systems Administrator
507-460-1939
alex.cauble@austin.k12.mn.us

Matt Christian
IT Help Desk
507-460-1930
matthew.christian@austin.k12.mn.us

Michael Majerus
IT Support Technician
507-460-1930
michael.majerus@austin.k12.mn.us

Jean Zhou
IT Support Technician
(507)460-1930
jean.zhou@austin.k12.mn.us

Collin Peterson
IT Support Technician
(507)460-1930
collin.peterson@austin.k12.mn.us

Blake Hendrickson
IT Support Technician
(507)460-1930
blake.hendrickson@austin.k12.mn.us