At its May meeting, the Bronxville Board of Education appointed Jennifer Forsberg as its K-12 Director of Technology. Forsberg will have responsibility for curriculum design, professional development, community outreach, and planning/budgeting. She will also supervise network support services and student information systems. She will begin on June 29, 2015. Introducing herself to the school community, Forsberg said, "I am passionate about technology; I always have been . . . I look forward to building on your successes."
Forsberg comes to Bronxville from the Ossining (NY) Union Free School District, where she has served as Assistant Director of Technology since 2007. From 2001 to 2007 she was a 6th grade mathematics and science teacher at the highly regarded Bank Street School for Children, eventually becoming that school’s Coordinator of Math and Science. She earned a B.A. from the University of Nebraska (1997), an M.S. from Pace University (2001), and an Ed.M. from the Bank Street College of Education (2006).
At Ossining Forsberg built a strong track record of accomplishment. She secured a grant to establish a maker space at the high school, then “made it come alive.” At the Middle School she developed an exemplary technology program as a response to 21st century learning goals. She introduced coding to the MS and HS students. She also created summer technology academies for students that now have a waiting list. Having planned and hosted a number of parent engagement evenings, she is “well known to parents.” Her references confirmed her success in motivating teachers to use technology in creative ways and her ability to advance a vision. As an Ossining principal put it, “She can look five years down the road and then map out how to get there along the way.”
Forsberg was selected from a pool of 106 applications. District administrators interviewed ten candidates, and four were invited back to make presentations. A committee of Board members, parents, teachers, and students interviewed two finalists.. In recommending her appointment, Superintendent David Quattrone said, “I believe she will help us keep pace with rapid change, improve communication with parents, add significant value to our curriculum, raise the level of faculty proficiency, and expand opportunities for students.”