Bud Hunt is Poudre Faculty District’s new main engineering officer (formerly titled government director of Facts Technology). He starts off in the part on July 18.
He will oversee the district’s Info Know-how Department, which offers IT support to personnel and college students manages the district’s digital infrastructure coordinates getting and servicing of district gadgets manages cybersecurity and much additional.
A currently certified teacher, Hunt has experience functioning at the state and nationwide amounts and believes in creating the ideal studying ordeals for learners. It is some thing he has carried out as a teacher, facilitator, manager, “IT guy” and educational coach.
“The pandemic has proven us that faculty is not just the buildings – it’s the people today and the equipment,” he claimed. “IT must be there to connect people to wherever the studying practical experience may be,” no matter of a university or student’s site.
In addition to valuing excellent stewardship of revenue and sources, Hunt is supportive of the Electronic Equity Act of 2021 that supports state-led attempts for the adoption of broadband. With digital fairness, he mentioned, “The ground is connecting men and women to the net. The ceiling is producing sure that absolutely everyone can be a whole participant in group lifetime,” whether that’s by means of accessibility to facts about work opportunities and well being or exploration and discovery of passions and passions.
Coming into the occupation, Hunt’s best priorities are cybersecurity and how PSD’s IT infrastructure retains persons harmless protecting district knowledge and the overall health of PSD’s restoration methods and ensuring “highest up time for products and services and tools that family members and schools count on.” He believes in earning troubles and alternatives obvious and discussable open and frank dialogue and approaching almost everything as a teacher because “teachers aid people have an understanding of how matters operate and support folks do things they didn’t consider they could do.”
Many others see that among Hunt’s strengths.
“Bud is an instructionally minded leader who will further more amplify PSD’s use of technology to improve teaching and studying,” claimed Superintendent Brian Kingsley. “Access to technologies is just one issue, but it is a different matter totally to aid team and pupils as they understand how to use technology with intent. That operate has been carried out in PSD and can proceed to be strengthened, finally main to improved student outcomes.”
Hunt served most not long ago as the director of Projects and Initiatives at the Point out Academic Engineering Administrators Association, wherever he worked with critical associates to advocate for further state and local means for K-12 cybersecurity wants. He has also worked as the IT and complex solutions manager for the Clearview Library District an educational technologist in St. Vrain Valley University District and a Language Arts trainer at Olde Columbine High Faculty.
He retains a bachelor’s diploma in English Literature and master’s in English Schooling from Colorado Point out University. Hunt and his spouse Tiffany, a Poudre Significant Faculty teacher, have 3 daughters who show up at PSD educational facilities. The self-proclaimed comic book nerd enjoys being outdoors and grilling or cigarette smoking. “I’m a huge supporter of a fantastic brisket,” he claimed.
Hunt has “always admired what PSD is trying to do for kids” and reported the time is right to be part of the household workforce to “build a little something wonderful that is prolonged-time period.”
“I’ve worn a ton of hats in instruction, and I’m glad to provide all those activities into wondering about infrastructure for learners, lecturers, and team,” he said.