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Technology

Technology Department Vision

The goal of our department is to help students become safe & responsible digital citizens with the knowledge and experience needed to succeed in their future endeavors. We will also help support and implement technology in the classroom to enrich the learning experience. We strive to educate our staff on how to use and integrate technology in their teachings to ensure that we provide our students with the best possible education. Technology is constantly evolving and our district will continue to evolve with it. 

Technology Resources

Mrs. Samantha Shinsky

Director of Technology & Innovation
Phone: 724-223-2000 ext. 7125
Email: sshinsky@trinityhillers.net
 

As the Director of Technology and Innovation at Trinity Area School District, Samantha Shinsky is a driving force behind the integration of information technologies and educational technologies, ensuring that all students have access to a high-quality, 21st Century education. Samantha, who joined the Trinity Area School District in the Fall of 2021, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role.

Samantha is a certified teacher, principal, and instructional technology specialist, holding a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science in Education from Duquesne University. She also possesses a certificate in Project Management and a Superintendent Letter of Eligibility, showcasing her commitment to excellence in educational leadership.

Her approach encompasses visionary planning, careful infrastructure development, budget management, and effective implementation. Samantha places a strong emphasis on educator professional development and support, ensuring that teachers can harness the full potential of technology to enhance student learning. Having transitioned from an educator to a technology leader, Samantha Shinsky brings a unique perspective to the field, always keeping the best interests of students at the forefront of her work.

 

Mrs. Alyssa Thomas

Assistant Director of Technology
Phone: 724-223-2000 ext. 7123
Email: athomas@trinityhillers.net
 

Mrs. Thomas has been an administrator in the Trinity Area School District since 2021 and an employee of the district since 2012. She earned an Associate's Degree in Network Administration from Penn Commercial. She served as a Computer Technician at Trinity High School before becoming the Assistant Director of Technology. Mrs. Thomas resides in Canonsburg with her husband and their pets.

 

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Middle School
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