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Foothills School Division announces new Director of Learning Technologies

Lyle-RobertsHIGH RIVER, AB – Lyle Roberts will join Foothills School Division as its new Director of Learning Technologies, effective May 11, 2015. He will replace James Aitchison who is retiring in June 2015 after nine years with Foothills School Division and a career in education spanning 34 years.

Lyle has served as Director of Technology for Prairie Rose School Division for almost eight years. His education includes a Master of Education with a focus on Information Technology Leadership.

“We look forward to welcoming Lyle to the Foothills family,” says Allen Davidson, Assistant Superintendent of Employee Services for Foothills School Division. “In addition to his deep knowledge base in Information Technology architecture and infrastructure, and his understanding of curriculum and how educational technologies can best support learning, Lyle has a passion for researching and applying technological advancement to education.”

Lyle has served on numerous committees, working groups and pilot projects with Alberta Education’s Stakeholder Technology Branch. He was an integral contributor to the development of the Learning and Technology Policy Framework as a member of the School Technology Advisory Committee.

“I believe that to effectively support student learning, administration, co-workers, staff, principals and teachers must constantly be refining what they are doing in the learning process. In this light, I work on the inverted pyramid principle with me being at the bottom of the pyramid and offering support to everyone above me – staff and students,” explains Lyle. “I am excited to join Foothills School Division, and am committed to ensuring all members of the FSD learning community have a simple, solid and enjoyable end user experience where robust, reliable and resource rich networks support student learning.”

About Foothills School Division (FSD)
FSD serves more than 8,000 students in Junior Kindergarten through grade 12, and employs over 800 teachers and support staff. Located on Calgary’s southern border within the M.D. of Foothills, FSD serves the towns of Okotoks, High River, Turner Valley and Black Diamond, and the communities served by our Blackie, Cayley, Heritage Heights, Longview, Millarville and Red Deer Lake (south Calgary) schools. FSD operates 19 public schools, three Hutterite Colony schools and three open campus locations providing academic and behavioural support programs. As a public school division, we are here to improve learning for ALL students and offer a rich variety of quality programs and services to meet the needs and interests of all students. For more information please visit www.fsd38.ab.ca

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