Board of Education members appointed Lee Araoz as the district’s new director of technology and learning analytics at the October board meeting.
Mr. Araoz comes to the district after serving three years as district coordinator of instructional technology for Lawrence Public Schools. During his time as coordinator and classroom teacher at Lawrence, he worked to infuse cutting-edge educational technology into the New York State curriculum.
With 30 years of experience working with elementary, middle and high school students, teachers and administrators, he specializes in providing job-embedded professional development as an instructional coach, teacher trainer, and technology integrationist.
Mr. Araoz is a Google Certified Educator and has presented extensively in school districts, college campuses and educational conferences throughout the county. His dynamic presentations highlight the various ways educators can integrate technology to facilitate and enhance student-directed, passion-based learning experiences for the K-12 grade levels.
Along with his certification, Mr. Araoz earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from LIU C.W. Post. He’s also currently serving on the New York State Education Department’s Educational Technology Advisory Committee for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years.
At the meeting, Superintendent of Schools Lisa Ruiz welcomed Mr. Araoz to the district and wished him success in his new position.