EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – After an exhaustive search, the Bronxville Board of Education has appointed a former Ossining educator to head their Department of Technology as they continue its technological initiative.
Jennifer Forsberg, who has served as the Assistant Director of Technology for the Ossining School District for nearly a decade, will take her talents south to Bronxville, where she will serve as the district’s newest K-12 Director of Instruction and Technology, a position that will be introduced during the next academic year.
As the Director of Instruction and Technology, Forsberg will be tasked with “developing evaluation for criteria for classroom uses of technology, coordinating technology professional development and overseeing student information systems,” among other responsibilities.
Before ascending to her administrative position in Ossining, Forsberg spent seven years as an elementary math and science teacher at the Bank Street School for Children in Manhattan, including a stretch as the school’s coordinator of those subjects.
According to Bronxville Superintendent David Quattrone, “Forsberg built a strong track record of accomplishment (at Ossining).” She is credited with developing the district’s technology program at the middle school, and for creating summer technology academies for students that have become a popular option for northern Westchester students.
“Having planned and hosted a number of parent engagement evenings, she is well known to parents. Her references confirmed her success in motivating teachers to use technology in creative ways and her ability to advance a vision,” he said. “As an Ossining principal put it, ‘she can look five years down the road then map out how to get there along the way.”
Forsberg, who officially takes over on Monday, June 29, praised the tech initiative already in place in Bronxville, noting that she “is passionate about technology, I always have been. I look forward to building on your success.
In total, more than 100 applicants sought the Bronxville job, with district administrators eventually narrowing the field to 10, who were interviewed. After the first round, four of those were asked back to make a presentation, with Forsberg making the most convincing case, according to Quattrone and the board.
“I believe she will help us keep pace with rapid chance, improve communication with parents, add significant value to our curriculum, raise the level of faculty proficiency and expand opportunities for students.”
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