Volume 2, Number 4
Into the Classroom
Through a Student's Eyes
Literacy On Line
Tips from the Pros
Training Schedule at the Ambrose Lab
"The network is down . . . "
The TIPS Archives
Editor: Jeffrey L.
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Bray, Microcomputer Specialist
Mike, a native of almost everywhere - being the son of a
Marine, he moved around a lot - was born in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina,
and got his first taste of Kentucky living in Richmond. He majored in
Political Science and Russian at the University of Missouri, Columbia,
before following dad into the Marine Corps for a 7+ year stint, where he
became a network engineer.
Mike has recently joined the Office of Technology as a
computer specialist. He counts amongst his specific responsibilities the
networks and hardware of Southside Technical School, Eastside Technical School,
Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy, Mary Todd Elementary, and Julius Marks Elementary.
When not bringing technology back to life, Mike is an avid fisherman, and
waterfowl and upland bird hunter.
Toban comes to us from three years supporting,
developing, and maintaining the Information Technology infrastructure at
Bluegrass Family Health. Before that he (as many of the tech staff have)
worked with Lexmark. Toban is a graduate of Lexington Community
College with an AAS in Computer Science. He also holds certificates in Cat
5/5e/6 data and voice Installer and Designer from the LDCCA (Low-voltage
Data Communications Contractors Association).
Toban lives with his wife, Melissa, and son, Zachary, in
Harrodsburg. Like Mike (above), his hobbies include hunting, fishing,
target shooting (both archery and firearm), and farming. When he begins
his responsibilities with Fayette County, he will be supporting the
technology of Southern Middle, Tates Creek Middle, Southern
Elementary, Millcreek Elementary, Tates Creek Elementary, and Veterans
Rosemary McFarland, Tech Resource Teacher
McFarland was born in Maryland, grew up there and in Kansas, finally
arriving in Kentucky where she graduated from McKell High School in Greenup
County. She came to her current position (as is true of so many technology
teachers) in a somewhat less than direct path. A Morehead State University
alumnus, Rosemary holds an undergraduate degree in history (specializing in colonial
America), and a masters in Russian history. She and her husband then moved
to Lexington, where she began a family and a 20-year position at the Fayette
County Central Alternative School - at roughly the same time.
Rosemary, a widow, has remarried and
currently lives on a farm in Anderson County. She joined the staff at the District
technology office two years ago. At that time, she
handled all the high schools, but her current responsibilities have been
narrowed to Lafayette, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Tates Creek Senior high
schools. She also manages to find time to care for her family (which now
includes a grandson), 46 Angus Cows, Walker the bull, Amos the goat, and a
host of deer, turkey, and other assorted wildlife. Visit
her district website at /trt3/.