Today we feature an Information System specialist developing technology-based solutions for the Dekalb County School District in Georgia; using technology solutions to make school management easy and improving learning.
As a member of the underrepresented communities within the tech space, he shares with us the unique challenges the communities are facing, and what can be done to see more people of color take up STEM education and careers.
Tell us about yourself
My name is Gary Brantley, and I am the Chief Information Officer for DeKalb County School District. I’ve been employed by the school district for a 4 – 1/2 years. We currently support 137 buildings 16,000 employees and 103,000 students.
Projects include a switch and wireless upgrade for all schools, ERP project replacing the financial and HR system, learning management system to facilitate online learning, Data analytics tools to facilitate more robust reporting needs to help make both education and operating decisions.
Based on a challenge by Michael Thurmond, superintendent of the DeKalb County School District in 2014, you launched a mobile app for parents to bridge the gap between their highest- and lowest-performing schools. Can you …read more
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