As the staff and families of the Fern Ridge School District work towards creating a learning environment for students, through the Comprehensive Distance Learning, Hybrid, or Options Program, one of the core components will be technology. Even in years when our community was not grappling with a pandemic, our school district has integrated technology into the classroom more and more each year with Chromebooks, classroom document cameras, online curriculum, and educational software. Our technology department, and director of technology, Michael Bateman helps to make all of this possible for us!
Michael has worked in different capacities within our tech department since 2005 and was just given his 15 year pin! He often works long nights and weekends behind the scenes to make sure that our staff and students have the technology resources they need to succeed.
When he isn’t working, Michael enjoys outdoor adventures on a bike or hiking. He is known to play a mean guitar and wins the prize for the most recognizable sci-fi ring tone ever.
Congratulations Michael and thank you for the time and energy you have dedicated to our district staff, students, and community.