Pavloff, Technology Department
Kathy is another one of the Technology Department's
best-kept secrets. Officially called the Technology Departmental
Secretary, Kathy is far from being a secretary. On any given day, she's
handling a principal's smashed pagers, auditing district cell phone bills,
inputting vast numbers of department, STLP, and KETS purchase orders, monitoring deliveries, verifying
auditing expenditure accounts, and managing historical purchase order
data by vendor for future reference. Her knowledge of technology means
that she's capable of providing tech support, manages much of the Central
Office phone system (including cell phones and pagers), and provides
knowledgeable advice on hardware acquisition. Despite this mass of
responsibilities, she still finds time to help plan
departmental gatherings, and to recognize those who are ill or have lost
A native of Lexington, Kathy graduated from Bryan
Station High School. She has worked for Fayette County Schools since 1985,
and is approaching 18 years with the district. She's served the Technology
Department for many years, watching it grow from a few folks and a
mini-computer operation into a department with 65 employees and a
multimillion dollar budget. Kathy's three daughters are all Fayette County
School products, and one is teaching at Henry Clay High School. An active member in her
church, she participates in a Sunday night Bible
study, as well as contributing to the women's ministry. She enjoys
volunteer opportunities to visit older citizens, and makes meals for new
moms. With the remaining time, Kathy reads several books a month, and
Family is a top priority for Kathy. She loves to spend
time with her three married daughters, Jennifer, Janeen, and Jinger. She
is proud of her son-in-laws Mike, Casey and Sam. Her two granddaughters,
Madison and Lauren Elizabeth, consume almost all her thoughts and many of
her conversations. As an involved and dedicated "memom", Kathy
spends time reading to them and taking them to the library. Many Saturdays
are spent working puzzles or making cookies. Madison and Lauren love to go
to memom's house for movies, popcorn, ice cream and suckers. Whenever
possible Kathy visits with her youngest daughter, Jinger, who lives in
Murray, Kentucky. Kathy is happiest when all her children, their spouses,
and grandchildren are together visiting in one place.
Adam Brewer, Tech Resource Teacher
Adam has a well-earned reputation for skill with digital
images, and is responsible for most of the better graphics appearing on
the instructional side of the Fayette County Web presence (including the
web, and the STLP
presences). His "partner in crimes," Mike Johnson, and he are
also the new brains and brawn behind TALK and Literary Book Club (see Literacy
On Line) since the departure of Cathy Brandt, and they are completely
transformed. Adam has taught classes in MacroMedia Flash, Adobe PhotoShop,
MacroMedia Fireworks, and other image and Web associated professional
development classes, and is often at the Ambrose Lab teacher's workstation
for classes in Microsoft Access.
Mr. Brewer originally hails from Marion, Ohio where most
of his family still lives. He came to Kentucky to attend Centre College
where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. While in
college Adam met his wife Cindy. After teaching in Boyle County for two
years, Adam came to Mary Todd Elementary where he taught 4th grade before
becoming a Technology Resource Teacher (Cindy still teaches at Mary Todd).
Adam's school responsibilities include Russell Cave, Russell and Ashland
Cindy and Adam live with their 4-legged children (two
dogs and three cats) in what is often referred to as the Lexington Zoo.
Besides the pets, Adam interests also include hiking and camping,
woodworking, and video games. He and his wife spend many weekends hiking
with the dogs.
Dana Hendrickson is a Lexington native and Lexington
Christian School graduate, with a year of computer science work at
Lexington Community College. She lives with her husband Sean and two year
old son Dawson in Mortonsville, just south of Versailles.
Dana has been with Fayette County Schools since 1994,
starting as an administrative secretary for the Maintenance Department.
She first joined the Office of Technology in 1998 as a computer operator
in the Office of Financial Management under Garry Hoover, becoming a
microcomputer specialist with the Office of Student/School Management
Systems with Doug Gibson the following year. Dana's responsibilities
include manipulating data, reports, calculations and totals, and creating
databases with some Visual Basic code. She thoroughly enjoys her job:
"...the people here in technology have made this department, by far,
the best place I have ever worked!"
When not working Dana enjoys the great outdoors,
including hiking, skiing, swimming, white water rafting and playing
softball. She is very involved with her church, Kings Way Assembly of God
in Versailles, where she and her sister teach kindergarten through 3rd
grade Junior Bible Quiz, and she and Sean have joined the deacon/deaconess
visitation team. When not so occupied, she spends time with her son.
"It has always been my dream to stay at home and have children.
Someday God will open that door."