PPS Tech Town Hall
There are lots of changes going on in the world, especially when it comes to technology. Join the Portland Public Schools Tech Town Hall to find out more about the projects that are coming up. This is a great opportunity to ask your tech questions!
Thank you to those that joined us for the monthly PPS Tech Town Halls since December 2021. We will now be moving our new PPS Tech Town Hall presentations to the PPS YouTube page starting January 2023 and on this page going forward. In those videos, we will cover a variety of technology topics. We will also be presenting departmental-wide Q&A sessions for the PPS Central Office on an ongoing basis and they are also upon request, to schedule please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark your calendars for the last PPS Tech Town Hall on November 16th or 17th! You are invited to join virtually for the 30 minute Q&A session.
Are you curious about how to add additional software to your computer once the admin rights on your PPS computer are removed?
Or are you curious about the new wifi and guest wifi?
This is a fantastic opportunity for all PPS Principals, Teachers and Support Staff to find out from Portland Public Schools Office of Technology and Information Services Leadership what projects are coming up at your school.
Please note, for those unable to attend the November session it will be available for on-demand viewing starting November 22nd at www.pps.net/TechTownHall
Don Wolff, PPS Chief Technology Officer
Don Wolff came to Portland Public Schools (PPS) from the Hillsboro School District, where he served as Chief Information Officer. He oversees all PPS technology functions, including application maintenance, our data centers, help desk and hardware support, voice and data communication, and computer systems operations. Don earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Teacher from Southern Oregon University, and a Master of Educational Technology from Pepperdine University.
Hailie Roark, PPS Manager of Security Operations
Hailie Roark came to Portland Public Schools (PPS) as a contractor with the Infrastructure team in 2021 as a Security System Administrator with a focus on security remediations in support of the district's 2020 technology bond. In 2022 she became the Manager of Security Operations. In that role, she helps protect the district’s systems and data. Previously, Hailie spent eight years serving at Reed College in multiple roles including infrastructure and telecommunications administration, IT project management, and user support management.