Meet Jennifer McCartney

Learning Technology Support Specialist
Years with St. Vrain: 4
What does your average day look like? 
Every day is a new adventure! Most days I’m fortunate to spend at least part of my time in schools, working with teachers, our ITCs and LTCs, and school administrators to make sure that we at DTS are doing all we can to support our schools in the implementation of the district’s Learning Technology Plan. I get to work with so many teams across the district – from the networking team in DTS to the Curriculum Department to our amazing Learning Technology Coaches in Professional Development and many more.

We always have big projects in the works. Right now, for example, we’re working with schools making Techoices for upcoming lab refreshes, planning teacher laptop distribution, and working with Devorah Heitner, author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in their Digital World, to facilitate a parent engagement workshop in March.

What are your favorite things about working for St. Vrain?
The deep commitment our leadership, teachers, and staff have for student success inspires me to bring my best self to work every day. And I am deeply grateful for the DTS team, which I believe is truly the finest IT team anywhere! Their professionalism, dedication, and commitment to serving each other, our schools, and our students is truly awesome.

What are your interests or activities outside of St. Vrain?
We love the mountains and spend as much time as we can hiking and camping (in the summer)and skiing and snowshoeing (in the winter).  Recently we adopted a new puppy – a rescue named Aspen – and she pretty much consumes all our free time right now!

What is an interesting or quirky interest or fact about yourself?
My daughter and I were extras in the children’s movie, How to Eat Fried Worms, which was filmed in Austin where we are from originally. My big role was “Mom in Minivan Picking up Kids after School.” The final movie isn’t great, but the experience of filming it was fun!