If you support technology in schools, then you know that the beginning of the year is a chaotic and stressful time of year. Our experienced crew of onsite technicians, engineers, trainers, and directors take great pride in the work we do to partner with school districts to calm the storm, train on the new tools/devices, and place the focus on what matters most - creating awesome learning experiences for kids. For this blog entry, we humbly share some of the comments that warmed our hearts at the beginning of this school year.
"We have been expected to use technology in our day to day teaching for years, but this is the first time I've ever been offered any professional development on how to do it effectively! I finally have some tools and ways to integrate technology to actually benefit my students."
“I greatly appreciate your time and efforts in researching this and working with me to find the right solution. Very excited to know that I have access to a tech person that ‘gets it’ when we have to think outside the box for Special Education students!”
"I learned so much and felt inspired each time I left. I liked that it was more about teaching than technology, using the technology to enhance teaching. Small group also made it possible to have good conversations and help."
“Thank you for you and your staff's excellent service to our building's needs. You guys rock!!!”
“You and your team have made such a significant difference in our technology; your attentiveness, dedication, and joyous personalities have been something that we’ve needed for quite awhile! Thanks to all of you!”
"[...] has been a thought leader from day one, well before we actually opened the school. He helped us organize our thoughts around the basic design of the school and then brought his technology expertise to bear on how we would support the school with infrastructure and student systems. He is probably the most passionate person I know when it comes to education and integrating technology into the classroom.”
“Thank you so much to your team. It has been a wonderful year having your team head of our technology department. You guys are amazing and so quick to respond to any problems we have. Thank you for your kindness.”
“I am continually astonished and delighted by the cheerfulness, kindness, and speed demonstrated by your staff. This type of assistance has not always been our experience, prior to our full time Five-Star relationship, and I just had to reach out and let all of our stakeholders know how MUCH Five Star is appreciated! You make my job infinitely easier...Thank you, thank you, thank you for all you do for our schools, the vision you provide, and the service that is continually demonstrated by your fantastic staff!!”
"[...] is friendly to the staff, responsive to their technology requests, and knowledgeable in his skills. He is always willing to help, and when he doesn't know the answer or is working on another task, he is always courteous in letting the staff member know that he will address the problem when he is able. He has become a valuable member of our work family."
And then there is this...
While we appreciate the remarks about our talented staff, the comments that mean the most are the ones referring to our vision, dedication, and kindness. At Five-Star, working with schools is much more than our job - it is our passion. Thank you to everyone who partners with us to make sure the technology makes a difference when it comes to student engagement and learning.
Not currently a Five-Star partner? Erik Mosier, our Director of School Engagement, would love the chance to chat about how we can work together.