Greta Casto: Chief Information Officer/District Technology Coordinator
Russ Cole: Network Administrator
Sam Malone: District Technician
Office is located:
Russell Independent Central Office
908 Powell Lane
Flatwoods, KY 41139
Phone (606) 836-2090
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Technology supports the strong tradition and goals of excellence that the Russell Independent Schools system has fostered over the years. Our mission states, "We will commit resources and staff to enable students to develop the necessary skills that empower all students to pursue academic excellence as demonstrated in achievement of state and national standards." Our district is therefore committed to capitalizing on all available funding sources to ensure the priorities established by our district are accomplished. The vision for the Technology Program at Russell Independent Schools is to support our schools in accomplishing the district's mission, while integrating 21st Century technology that will empower the learning community to become information-literate critical thinkers and achieve lifelong learning goals in their personal, educational, and workplace environment.
Student Technology Leadership Program
The Mission of the Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) is to advance the individual capabilities of students; to motivate all students; and to create leadership opportunities through the use of tehnology.
- The STLP will develop activities which enhance the academic, social, and emotional growth of the student.
- The STLP will provide leadership opportunities for all students.
- The STLP will participate in multi-age collaboration by forming innovative learning partnerships.
- The STLP will form learning partnerships among students with different technology skills.
- The STLP will develop activities which benefit communities.
- The STLP will develop instructional activities which integrate technology and benefit the school and supports KETS (Kentucky Education Technology System.)
Further information can be found about Kentucky's STLP by visiting their site.
Russell Independent's Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) is active in all schools in our district. Students present and compete at local, regional and state levels. Russell-McDowell Intermediate and Russell Primary are Gold Schools, and Russell Middle School is a Silver School. If you are interested in learning more about this program or would like to participate in this project-based program, you may contact Greta Casto.