Please Introduce Yourself!

jbidk
Community Manager
Community Manager

Please Introduce Yourself!

Our Community is a great place to connect with other PowerSchool users and exchange ideas.

 

Please share a bit about yourself such as your role, where you are from, which PowerSchool solutions you are currently using, and any additional areas of interest you'd like to include. 

 

Our Community would love to hear from you!

 

JbidK
PowerSchool Community Manager
651 Replies
RGrigsby
Hobbyist

Good Morning!  I manage INow for the Autauga County Schools in Prattville, Alabama.   I am excited about the PowerSchool Community opportunity to connect, find answers, and help others.  

lcox
Hobbyist

Hello all,

 

I work in Ohio at an Instructional Technology Center that hosts and provides PowerSchool SIS support for over 50 School Districts.   I look forward to learning many new things from you on the many PowerSchool packages.

 

Lora

JulieM
PowerSchool Team
PowerSchool Team

Welcome Lora!

 

I hope you find this site very beneficial and look forward to seeing you in the community forums!

 

JulieM

PowerSchool Community Moderator

JulieM
PowerSchool Team
PowerSchool Team

Welcome RGrigsby!

 

Thank you for the introduction! That is the excitement we like to see about this community site!

 

JulieM

PowerSchool Community Moderator

missmissSophia221
Journeyman

Hi! I am a 6th grade teacher. I am from Canada, and I currently live in British Columbia. I am a very new teacher, since the previous teacher moved away. If you have any suggestions for me, please share! I felt like the first day went fine, but I'd like some more information. Thank you!

MichelleB
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

Hi @missmissSophia221,

 

Welcome to the Community!   It's nice to meet someone new to the Teaching profession, as well as a fellow British Columbian.   

 

Please feel free to explore the Knowledge Base articles and forums within Community.  We encourage you to post questions and feedback as you take on your new role; the Community will be happy to assist you along the way!

 

 


Michelle B
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MrLibrary
Hobbyist

Hi,

I am the District Librarian and Technology Director for Rich Hill R-IV, a rural district in southwest Missouri. We currently use STI / InformationNOW / Chalkable which was purchased last year by PowerSchool.

 

Can you share any roadmaps for product integration and unification from Chalkable to PowerSchool?  

 

Thanks fo reading,

-D

dr478
Intellectual

Hi @MrLibrary,That’s a great question. Chalkable InformationNOW can integrate with several of the PowerSchool products and modules, such as PowerSchool Registration.  Currently, we are working on future integration with additional modules, such as Unified Classroom.  There are no plans to ‘end-of-Life’ InformationNOW for our Missouri customers.  However, if an InformationNOW customer in Missouri would like to look at PowerSchool SIS as an option for their district, we can put you in touch with the appropriate person that can answer any questions concerning the PowerSchool SIS offering.

Thank you for participating in the PowerSchool Community!

dougr

MrLibrary
Hobbyist

Thanks so much for the info!

cawtry
Journeyman

Hi,

 

I am Cathy Awtry and I am a Tech Coach and teacher.  I am the trainer in my school for Learning.  We are going implement Unified next school year.  I am looking for a place to get my questions that come up.

 

 

Jaclynp
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

Hi Cathy

 

Welcome to the PowerSchool Community, we are excited for you to be here.

 

Implementing Unified, that's exciting news! 

 

This will be a great place to connect with other users on questions you may have.

 

Thanks for participating.

 

Jaclynp

PowerSchool Community Moderator

AndrewJP
Journeyman

I am currently Assistant Director of Technology Services for Indian Prairie School District 204 (~28,000 students) in Aurora, IL.  Before joining the District tech departmen, I was a middle school (6-8) teacher of gifted students for math and science. 

 

IPSD 204 has been using the eSchool (SIS, TAC, HAC & IEP+) since 2012. We are transitioning away from IEP+. As for HAC, TAC & eSchool SIS, we cannot imagine using anything else at this point this system is so imbedded into our everyday functioning.

Jaclynp
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

Hello @AndrewJP

 

Welcome to the PowerSchool Community!

 

I am excited to hear you happy with the products and are finding them useful.

 

We hope this will be a great place for you to connect with other like minded users.

 

If you have any questions please feel free to post.

 

Have a great day

 

Jaclynp

PowerSchool Community Moderator

pcarolan
Journeyman

Hello – I am Phil Carolan, Director of Technology for the Lenawee/Monroe Technology Consortium which serves the 2 counties of Lenawee and Monroe here in southeast Michigan. The Consortium consists of 22 school districts with approximately 106 buildings and around 40,000 students. We offer both eSchool and eFinance to our districts as well as Internet and a number of related technology services. I am also currently a Director at Large for our SunGard National Users Group.

JulieM
PowerSchool Team
PowerSchool Team

Welcome to the Community Phil!

 

Thank you for introducing yourself and for the impressive details on your school districts! I am originally from Northern Michigan (Traverse City) so can vouge it is a great state.

 

I hope you will find the articles and forums useful and enjoy the community!

 

JulieM

PowerSchool Community Moderator

mscisafunteacher
Journeyman

Hello everyone!~Hello everyone!~

My ultimate mission as a teacher is to develop an all-inclusive, unified, classroom environment where my students feel safe to learn. My students are fourth and fifth-grade students from Richmond, California. Their demographics being mostly Hispanic, African-American and Asian students from Title One schools in an urban community. My goal is to keep meaningful student relationships while building teamwork and leadership skills in a creative setting. My belief is a positive classroom culture promotes student engagement and my teaching methods include the use of many forms of art integration: visual arts, drama, music, writing, project-based learning, technology, and cooperative learning in the classroom. A framework I model lessons after is the Studio Habits of mind. Studio habits place the student in control to manage their goals, learning, risks, innovation, thinking, creativity, and problem-solving. My role as the teacher is to model these, "habits" or skills to the student and create meaningful learning experiences in the classroom where the students can make connections to self, class, community, world... I don't see myself as, "the instructor of all learning" but more a coach and facilitator of all things knowledge related. My teaching mantra is students must be involved in the learning process to learn best and that we all learn from each other, and we need each other's feedback to reach different levels understanding and make connections across the subjects.  

MichelleB
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

Hi @mscisafunteacher

 

Welcome to the Community and thank you for sharing your great mission statement and teaching philisophy.  We hope that you find the tools useful here as you build your inclusive, unified learning environment. 


Michelle B
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ABAlfano87
Achiever

Hi All!

 

My name is Andrew Alfano and I teach IB Chemistry HL at the American School of The Hague in The Netherlands.  I am a full time classroom teacher, but I served as the administrator for our LMS when I was at the International School of Panama.  I am now a leader in a pilot group working to implement PSLearning here at the American School.

 

I love looking at workflow on both the teacher and student side and thinking about how design and interface support the learning outcomes I'm trying to support.  I'm excited to be a part of this community!

 

Andrew 

MichelleB
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

Welcome, @ABAlfano87

 

Thank for taking the time to introduce yourself. I love your enthusiam for PSLearning and the Community; we are happy to have you here!


Michelle B
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jgates
Practitioner

Good morning.  My name is John Gates, CISSP and I am Manager of Information Systems at Lake Park High School, Roselle, IL  we use eSchoolPLUS here in our district.  Have a great day!

 

 

MichelleB
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

Hi @jgates

 

Welcome to the Community!  

 

 


Michelle B
Remember to give Kudos to suggestions that help you! If a suggestion solves your issue, please select Accept As Solution on the post so others can see the solution, too!