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Technology

Technology in the ClassroomThe integration of technology in classrooms, offices, and meeting spaces has become commonplace in educational institutions, and Germantown Academy is no different. Students, teachers, and staff all have access to PCs and Macs, 2D and 3D printers, iPads and SMART Boards. But what good is all that hardware if it doesn't serve the curriculum?

GA's Technology Office not only provides training on how to use the latest app or software program, they also strive to answer why a certain piece of technology might be useful in a given course. Whether it's introducing coding into a Lower School Math class or laser-cutting a wood engraving in Art, technology is incorporated into the curriculum in thoughtful and purposeful ways.

Meet the Technology Team

Grace Judge

Grace Judge

Titles: Director of Technology
Email:
Biography:


I Love GA because…
"I believe in the mission"

When you visit my classroom/office/work space, you will see…
"A friendly group of people whose primary role is to provide customer support to the GA community with their technical needs."

My hobbies and interests include…
"I love to play and coach tennis. I'm also an avid reader and use reading as my way of escaping the challenges of every day life."

Engaging with students is important because…
"Students are the reason we are all all here! Engaging with them through coaching or working on technical makes me feel as though I have made a positive difference in the students life both personally and educationally."

Matthew Frank

Matthew Frank

Titles: Systems Administrator
Email:
Biography:


I Love GA because…
"It's like a big crazy family. There is always something new I can learn or share with others."

When you visit my classroom/office/work space, you will see…
"Organized chaos!"

My hobbies and interests include…
"Home theater, movies, music, coffee!"

The book that has meant the most to me:
Strength to Love, Martin Luther King Jr.

Steven Herman

Steven Herman

Titles: Systems Administrator, Computer Science Teacher
Email:
Biography:


I Love GA because…
"It's a family."

When you visit my classroom/office/work space, you will see…
"Everything you need to make anything you want!"

My hobbies and interests include…
"Spending time with my family, and disc golf."

Bruce Payne

Bruce Payne

Titles: IT Asset Management Administrator, System Support Technician
Email:
Biography:


I Love GA because…
"Of the extensive time and forethought that is put into every decision that is made."

When you visit my classroom/office/work space, you will see…
"Something that you wouldn’t expect in a typical Tech Office. Thankfully, you won’t see a mess of computer hardware laying around. You will see and be greeted by people that are all ready to answer your question or, at least, point you in the right direction. You will see student and faculty/staff members working with members of technology and those technicians working with each other for solutions."

My hobbies and interests include…
"My family, sports, and cooking."

Engaging with students is important because…
"As a member of the Technology department, I typically see faculty and staff more often than students. When students do stop in for help, it’s satisfying to help them with their tech questions. It’s even more fulfilling to use that time as an opportunity to acquaint and educate them on tools and resources available to them, that they may not be too familiar with."

The book that has meant the most to me:
"Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler. One of the main concepts of the book focused on the inevitability of change. Everyone knows that change is inevitable. From the second law of thermodynamics to Darwinian evolution, from Buddhism’s insistence that nothing is permanent and all suffering results from our delusions of permanence to the third chapter of Ecclesiastes (“To everything there is a season”), change is part of life, of existence, of the common wisdom. Coincidentally, I was reading this book around the same time I proposed to my wife and relocated to the Philadelphia area from the DC Metro area."

Responsible Use Policy

The school's information technology resources, including email and internet access, are provided for educational purposes. Adherence to the Responsible Use Policy is necessary for continued access to the school's technological resources.

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