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I am currently a Technology Learning and Innovation Coach for the Sheboygan Area School District (~10,000 students) in Sheboygan, WI. Before joining this team, I was a Secondary Science teacher (AP Biology, Integrated Chemistry and Physics, etc.) in both Kansas and Missouri.
Sheboygan Area School District has been using PowerSchool Learning for approximately 4 years. We started using it when it was still Haiku Learning and absolutely love the product. Our teachers cannot imagine life now without it.
My name is Todd Giesige and I'm the eSchoolPlus (eSP) System Administrator at Toledo Public Schools in Toledo, Ohio. I have been with the school district for almost 4 years now so I'm still a bit of a novice in regards to eSP. Before coming to Toledo Public Schools I worked at a local company for 22 years as a programmer/database administrator.
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My name is Janet Russeau, and I am a Technology Applications Specialist for the Monroe County Intermediate School District in Monroe, Michigan.
I am the Cognos report writer for both eSchoolPLUS (eSP) and eFinancePLUS (eFP) for all of the schools in both Monroe and Lenawee counties in Southeastern Michigan. This consists of 22 public school districts and two Intermediate School Districts.
We have been on eSP and eFP for the past 10 years, and started out with Cognos 7.4. In September of 2016, we upgraded to Cognos 10. It has been quite a learning curve as the two versions are VERY different.
There are numerous other roles and software that I support in addition to eSP and eFP. I guess you could say I am a 'Jack of all trades'.
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Not sure if you know me or not. Rod Russeau. Son of Don Russeau, grandson of Ernest and Jeanette Russeau - LaSalle. Yikes, small world!
My husband (Doug) is the Russeau. He is the son of Herman and Rosalyn Russeau, and grandson of Flaggett and Ada Mary Russeau. Doug is the youngest of 8, and his dad was the youngest of 13 children. There are a lot of Russeau's in Monroe, so there is probably a family connection at some point.
It really is a small world. 🙂
That's awesome, Janet! When I used to visit my grandparents as a kid, I loved looking in the phone book and seeing 30-40 Russeau's 🙂
Double small world that we are both SunGard/PS/eSP/eFP users!
Glad to connect with you!
I'm Jonathan and I'm a 5th Grade ELA and Social Studies teacher in Wilmette, IL. I'm teaching all remote students, and this year has been quite the adventure!!
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Interesting to see Sheboygan! My great Aunt Adela Derfus was a very well loved school teacher there for her career. But she has been gone for about 20 years - so I'm sure it was a lifetime ago. Just cool to read. Thanks for the share!🙂
Hi everyone. I currently work for the School District of North Fond du Lac as the IM-IT Coordinator. I run the libraries and manage all the District's educational technology.
I started using Haiku many moons ago, when they were first getting off the ground. I've used the LMS in the classroom for many years, eventually getting my entire high school to use it when we implemented Chromebooks into our building.
I brought Haiku with me to North Fond du Lac, where our adoption rates by teachers has increased dramatically over the last three years. The utility of the product and year to year saving of materials has staff quite happy.
Thanks much, it's been fun watching Haiku grow through the years and all the great updates that have come down the line.