FCSD names new technology director


Dominick Lisi’s wish to have a close, direct impact working with children came true with the Fulton City School District.
 
FCSD’s new Director of Technology is taking an all-inclusive approach to technology needs of the district by including teachers, administrators, community members and most importantly: Fulton students. With Lisi’s assistance, the district will expand its 1-to-1 technology device initiative as students become more immersed in 21st century learning. As technology improvements and changes occur, Lisi said it will also be important for parents, guardians and community members to help reinforce technology’s positive, productive uses and most importantly, safety measures in the current digital world.
 
“As a community with the responsibility to educate the next generation, we must acknowledge change and allow it to serve as a guide in our quest to strategically develop transformative and immersive learning experiences for our children,” Lisi said.
 
Lisi recently worked as a director of technology for the Ithaca City School District, through the Central New York Regional Information Center, where he gained much experience with a 1-to-1 device program. He also served as the manager of student services for CNYRIC, was previously the instructional technology director for local Catholic schools and was a computer teacher for 12 years.
 
He received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from SUNY Cortland, opened his own business and it wasn’t until after he served as a substitute teacher in a computer class at a local school district for a friend that Lisi had a “life-changing experience working with young learners.” From there, he obtained his master’s degree in teaching from Le Moyne College. Lisi is currently enrolled in a doctorate program of executive leadership through St. John Fisher College, which he anticipates completing in two years.
 
When not at work and taking graduate courses, Lisi said he enjoys spending time with his two sons.