Here at Foundations, we want to highlight our amazing staff across the district. Every employee group is impacted by local funding on a daily basis. Highlighting our hard-working staff and getting to know them is a priority.
Tejveer Deol is a KSD graduate and a returning intern for our IT department. In addition to being the main tech at Canyon Ridge Middle School, he works with his team every summer to reimage all laptops and supports the continued success of our student 1:1 laptop program.
How long have you worked in IT for the Kent School District, and what has the experience working with students been like so far?
I have worked in IT for the Kent School District for about a year now. Working as a summer intern two years ago, and a full-time intern now, it has been a great experience working with students. I enjoy successfully preparing all students for their futures and love the equity and diverse environment here at KSD. This year I have the opportunity to contribute to the launch of the new middle school called Canyon Ridge. I am responsible for the tech room and am the main tech at the school.
When in your life did you realize you wanted to work with technology in a professional capacity?
I realized I wanted to work with technology during COVID after building my own personal computer (PC). My interest in technology came from watching YouTube videos about PC components and how they work, to coding videos and data analytics. Technology will only continue to grow and having the opportunity to work within this capacity brings lots of learning and new challenges that I enjoy taking on.
Can you explain KSD's 1:1 student laptop program?
Every student that is enrolled in the district will receive a device. KSD values equity and diversity, and everyone here has a seat at the table.
How big of an undertaking is this program for your department? In other words, what all goes into facilitating this program for students?
Each summer, the entire team is actively working to get devices ready and up to date; going from school to school each week and ensuring each student is prepared for the start of school year.
In your opinion, how does access to technology, including the student 1:1 laptop/tablet program, affect or impact student learning in schools?
I think it gives students an opportunity to grow and stay connected with educational platforms.
What are you most looking forward to this school year?
I am looking forward to all the exciting upcoming projects. Furthermore, getting to help launch and support the technology set for our new middle school Canyon Ridge.