Kenowa Hills Public Schools is pleased to name Michael Roland as the new Director of Instructional Technology at Kenowa Hills Public Schools. He comes to the district with 16 years of experience in the fields of educational technology, instructional design, and secondary education.
Roland earned a Master of Arts degree in Education Technology from Western Michigan University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Northern Michigan University.
His career began as a computer science teacher at Calumet High School in Calumet, Michigan in 2002. He later took on district technology responsibilities in 2007, leading the Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw School District through a number of major technology adoptions, including Learning Management Software and a large-scale, district-wide 1:1 technology initiative.
Roland was recognized as the 2014 Technology Coordinator of the Year by the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) and currently serves as a liaison for the Eastern Michigan University/National Science Foundation GRACE Project, a program that prepares youth in economically disadvantaged communities for the prospect of careers in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM).
“Michael will be a tremendous addition to our team,” stated Dr. Mike Burde, Assistant Superintendent of Kenowa Hills Public Schools. “His experience in instructional technology and commitment to equipping both students and staff with innovative learning tools is impressive. We can’t wait for him to get started.”