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New Director of ITG Announced

At the May 23 board meeting, it was announced that Joe Ayala will be taking over the role of ITG director on July 1 when Joe Zeligs retires.

Joe Ayala joins us from Union School District where he has been the director of operations for the last two years and prior to that was their director of information and instructional technology for two years.

Joe Ayala attended the University of Phoenix where he received his Bachelor of Arts in business management. Joe is a certified chief technology officer through California Educational Technology Professionals Association, has been a board member for Monterey Bay Computer Users Group, Central Valley Computer Users Group, and a chairperson for Silicon Valley Regional Group.

Some of Joe’s past responsibilities have included:

  • Being responsible for the district’s bond measure ($125 million), construction projects and the maintenance and operations department
  • Rolling out paperless work order system
  • Developing new procedures and systems to incorporate digital and quicker response times
  • Deploying Chromebook 1:1 Program for all middle school students.
  • Coordinating installs of large screen monitors for 250 classrooms
  • Completing website migration from School Wires to Edlio for all district websites
  • Administering an 8 million dollar budget for award-winning CSBA Golden Bell Tech Program
  • Upgrading the wireless system of over 250 access points for all district sites
  • Migrating phone system providers over the cloud without disruption to users
  • Migrating student information system from on-site to the cloud

Congratulations, Joe, and welcome to Santa Clara Unified School District!