Phone: 970-327-4336 ext. 211
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Mr. Ken Lawrence
Director of Technology / CTE Teacher (Videography & IT)
I grew up in Phoenix, AZ and have been passionate about technology since my teens. I worked at Radio Shack where I was introduced to my first personal computer at the age of 18 and have worked with computers for over 35 years. I originally attened Northern Arizona University to pursue a degree in radio & tv broadcasting. After a year at NAU I moved to southwest Missouri where I got a job in a small town radio station as a DJ. After getting married and moving to Albuquerque, I attended University of New Mexico for a degree in Computer Engineering. After a few years in Albuquerque, I moved to southern California where I finished my Bachelor's degree in Computer Technology.
I worked for various aerospace companies for the next 20 years, starting out as a computer programmer and then moving into management. I was the Vice President of Technical Services for a firm where I led the team that built a communications trailer for the Air Force Thunderbirds. A highlight of that job was traveling with the Thunderbirds to several airshows. I was the Director of Training and Simulation for another firm where I led the team that built the DeltaSym reconfigurable flight simulator for the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards AFB, CA.
I have been married to my wife Chris since 1981, and have four children and five grandchildren. My family and I have lived in Norwood since 2006 and I have been the Director of Technology at Norwood Public Schools since 2013. I am an author, movie producer, life coach and speaker who is passionate about teaching young people leadership skills to help them excel in life.