Magazine Honors Technology Adoption at Haverhill Schools

DOD_color1_5Haverhill Public Schools has been named a District of Distinction by District Administration magazine.

Haverhill is among 62 districts that were honored in the March, 2015, round of Districts of Distinction, the magazine’s national recognition program for K-12 school districts.

“We are pleased to honor Haverhill as a District of Distinction,” said J.D. Solomon, editorial director at District Administration magazine. “Like all our honorees, Haverhill Public Schools serves as a model for school leaders across the country.”

Superintendent James F. Scully is credited with bringing district-wide technology to Haverhill beginning in 2011. The magazine points out that the district’s iSchool, located in Haverhill High School, is the centerpiece of the technological innovations, a school department spokesperson said.

“Located at Haverhill High School, iSchool offers training to district staff on any district-provided software and hardware, including Google Apps, smartboards/projectors, document cameras, iPads and media creation. Devices are inventoried and deployed from the iSchool. Haverhill’s LaunchPad website contains links to all district resources, including a web-based issue ticketing system and a training and resource website with overview tutorials and help guides,” District Administration magazine reported.

Tim DiFalco, director of technology, told the magazine, “We believe our model of customer service, with a solid networking infrastructure to support future growth, and consistent on-site training provides a refreshing and unique culture shift to the public school system that is innovative, efficient, and customer-focused for our schools and the entire Haverhill community.”