Pete Zagray, the PC manager for Canton City Schools, will join the Westlake City Schools as its new Director of Technology for the 2013-2014 school year.
As PC manager, Zagray provides leadership for the technology department by developing and implementing district technology plans, managing PC repairs, troubleshooting and serving as district webmaster. He provides direct technical support for multiple software applications and classroom initiatives. He also conducted a statewide “bring your own device” survey to collect data for implementation and was recognized for saving the district $25,000 through an energy efficiency project.
Zagray previously was a technology specialist with the Stark County Educational Service Center. He also taught third grade for Plain Local Schools.
He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Akron, a master of instructional technology from Malone University and an Ohio principal license from Cleveland State University.
“We are extremely impressed with Pete’s experiences with technology and leadership,” said Superintendent Dr. Daniel J. Keenan Jr. “He was responsible for overseeing technology for more than 30 schools in Canton and was highly regarded there for his work to see technology was an integral part of student learning.”
Zagray said he is honored that he is now linked to the tradition of excellence at Westlake City Schools.
“My years of experience as an educator and technology administrator will enhance the strong technology team already in the district,” Zagray said. “Together we will continue to develop innovative ways to support the high quality instruction in our schools.
“My wife, two daughters and I are looking forward to becoming part of the Westlake community.”
Zagray replaces Renee Bailey, who recently accepted a position with North Coast Council.