Andrew Hobbs, network engineer for Bullitt County schools, was recognized with the Outstanding Technology Support Award by the Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) at its spring conference earlier this month.
Hobbs was recognized by KySTE president Susan Vincentz, a technology integration specialist for Bullitt County schools, for his outstanding work in managing the network and its servers, writing software applications and maintaining the data center.
“I was very honored to even be nominated by my coworkers,” Hobbs said. “When I found out I actually won it was very humbling. Our entire department is full of very knowledgeable and hardworking people. It really is a team effort.”
“Andy is a forward-thinking, can-do individual,” Bullitt County schools Superintendent Keith Davis said. “His work over the years has made us a better school district and also saved us untold thousands of dollars.”
This is Hobbs’ 18th year in the Bullitt County district. His work consists of coming up with solutions to problems that directly affect students and teachers, as well as staying current on emerging technology and selecting the hardware and software that will shape long-term instruction. He wants students and teachers to have the tools to do their jobs and not have to worry about technology.
“It should be seamless, just like turning on a light switch or picking up a phone,” he said. “It has to ‘just work.’”