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Technology Staff

I am honored to welcome you to the dynamic world of technology and innovation at Penn Hills School District. As the Director of Technology and Innovation, my commitment is to harness the power of technology to enhance education, foster creativity, and prepare our students for a future filled with possibilities.

In today's fast-paced world, technology is not just a tool but a gateway to a world of knowledge and opportunities. Our mission is to ensure that every student has access to cutting-edge technology and a supportive learning environment that encourages exploration, critical thinking, and collaboration.

Brian Brown, M.S.Ed.
Director of Technology and Innovation

Leadership

Brian Brown

Brian Brown

Assistant to the Superintendent for Technology, Innovation, Safe
  • Overall department leadership and strategic planning
  • Liaison between the IT department and the school district administration
  • Responsible for budget management and allocation of resources
Russell Seibert

Russell Seibert

Network Engineer
  • Oversee the district's network infrastructure and security
  • Design, implement and maintain network solutions
  • Collaborate with the Director to set network strategy and standards

Technical Experts

Samuel Davidow

Samuel Davidow

PIMS / Systems Administrator
  • Manage servers, databases, and system infrastructure.
  • Ensure data backup, recovery, and system reliability.
  • Implement and support software solutions for district-wide use.
  • Commonwealth of PA State Reporting (PIMS)
Travis Reynolds

Travis Reynolds

Help Desk Coordinator, Help Desk Coordinator
  • Coordinate help desk operations and support staff.
  • Act as a senior-level technical resource, handling complex issues.
  • Assist in project management and staff training.

Frontline Support

Brandon McClendon

Brandon McClendon

Computer Technician
Jonathan Moisey

Jonathan Moisey

Computer Technician
Karen Schmitt

Karen Schmitt

Computer Technician
  • Provide immediate on-site and remote technical support.
  • Troubleshoot hardware, software, and network issues.
  • Assist teachers, students, and staff with technology needs.

Administrative Support

Kammi Barbarino

Kammi Barbarino

Data Technology Secretary
  • Manage administrative tasks, including scheduling, communication, and documentation.
  • Assist with meeting organization, maintaining records, and departmental clerical duties.
  • Support the IT team with various administrative responsibilities.

Recent News

Penn Hills School District Exits Financial Recovery Status

We are thrilled to announce that the Penn Hills School District has officially exited Financial Recovery status. This monumental achievement was announced on May 23, 2024, by Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Education, Dr. Khalid Mumin, at Penn Hills Middle School.

Linton Middle School's Heartfelt Mentor Appreciation

Over the past two days, Dr. Robinson and YESS Team member Miss Nia guided over 30 eighth-grade students in delivering a special gift to someone of their choosing. About a month ago, an idea was hatched to create t-shirts that allow our kids to give thanks to someone in the building who has truly been a mentor to them during their time at Linton.

Spotlight on: A Pre-Apprenticeship Opportunity

Educators and students, we're excited to share a fantastic summer opportunity that's gaining recognition across the state! Sigma Resources’ subsidiary, Simcoach Games, is partnering with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and regional schools to offer the Junior Game Developer Pre-Apprenticeship in video game development.

Free After-school Meal Program Launches in Penn Hills School District

The Penn Hills School District, in collaboration with The Nutrition Group, is excited to announce the launch of a new initiative aimed at providing free afterschool meals to school-age children within the community. This program is part of a broader effort to support the nutritional needs of children and ensure they have access to healthy meals outside of regular school hours.

PA FAFSA Submission Deadline Extended

In an important update for students and families across Pennsylvania, the Board of Directors at the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) has extended the submission deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) to June 1, 2024.

Upcoming Events

Contact Information

Brian Brown
Director of Technology and Innovation
(412) 793-7000, Ext. 1245

Kammi Barbarino
Secretary
(412) 793-7000, Ex. 1415