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Geneva hires technology director for school district

The Geneva City School District has a new director of technology — and he’s coming all the way from California.

Kendall Lynn, who currently serves as director of technology for the Lake County Office of Education in Lakeport, California, was appointed to the new Geneva City Schools position at Tuesday’s regular Board of Education meeting.

Lynn will join the district on February 1st, 2021.

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“Providing cutting edge tools through technology for students and educators has always been a particular joy and strength of mine. I am excited for the opportunity to use my skills and experience to benefit Geneva City Schools,” said Lynn.

“When I came to Geneva, it was immediately clear to me that we needed to increase our technology capabilities,” said Geneva City School District Superintendent Patricia Garcia. “Even without the pandemic, our students need access to strong and adaptive educational technology. Our current circumstances, however, have made that need critical.”

Lynn said he was inspired to join the district in part because he believes in the district’s efforts to equip all students with the skills to become “productive, contributing members of the world community.”

“I strongly believe in this message and look forward to aiding students, staff, and administrators to use technology in such a way that it reflects positively on our community,” said Lynn. Lynn added he was also struck by Garcia’s commitment to the district: “The enthusiasm on the part of Dr. Garcia to grow gives me confidence that the good working relationship and support necessary to accomplish technology goals is present at Geneva City Schools. I want to be a part of that.”

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“I am confident that Mr. Lynn is the right choice for our district. He brings with him a range of experiences and expertise that will serve our students well,” said Garcia. “His years of experience in technology and communication—including with the U.S. Navy—will help us streamline our technology processes and procedures and improve communications between that department and the rest of the district.”

Once in the district, Lynn says he intends to clarify Geneva City Schools’ technology goals and establish clear internal communications, “especially those critical to achieving those goals.”

“Bringing new and exciting tools to students and educators is always something my technology department will strive to accomplish,” said Lynn. “Working together to implement a technology plan, and contributing what I have learned in my 20 years in educational technology to Geneva City Schools is something I sincerely look forward to.”

Lynn attended Texas College in Tyler, Tex., and Communication School in the United States Navy. He has been the director of technology at Lake County Office of Education since 2017. He has held positions as a technology consultant, director of technology, network administrator and communication supervisor in education and the military.