Our Technology is the Best!

Our Technology is the Best!
Posted on 09/22/2022

Our Technology is Definitely Some of the Best
By Christine Harper

            September 20th is National IT Professionals Day, and we at Mexico Public Schools are so fortunate to have an incredible IT department. Dana Hunt, Melissa Holman, and Lori Kelsay are the three ladies that make up our IT department, and they do amazing things!

Over the summer, our IT gals were extremely busy installing the latest technology.  In just three short months they installed 200 Promethean panels and set up teacher profiles on each one; they set up 190 staff laptops; they removed 130 smartboards along with all the cables; they removed 150 projectors along with all the cables; they removed 190 desktop computers; they assisted with the intercom installation at MMS and HCC; they set up an extra 300 chromebooks; they set up for Summer School; they set up all student (approximately 2500) accounts for their chromebooks and Destiny; and they fixed daily tech issues almost immediately.  I’m sure I speak for people across the district when I say that these folks are outstanding and invaluable.

            In our district, our IT department is a team of three taking care of seven buildings, almost 400 staff, and approximately 2500 students.  Needless to say, this is a daunting job.  Yet, our IT gals make it look easy.  Not only do they do everything listed above, they also install and maintain the phone system district-wide, assist staff with the copiers, assist the Maintenance department with the installation and upkeep of cameras, assist the librarians with their software, and have worked over the last two years to get MMS and MHS one-to-one (meaning all students have a Chromebook to use).   Not to mention answering the 641 questions I seem to have on a daily basis.

Would MPS be able to function without our IT department? I really don’t think so.  These ladies go above and beyond in what they do and definitely deserve our thanks! I know my job is easier because of the hard work they put in on a daily basis!