Just two weeks after the position was officially created, the Board of Education for the Auburn Enlarged City School District has approved the appointment of a chief information officer who will oversee the district's use of data and technology.
At a special meeting held Tuesday night, the school board unanimously approved the appointment of Timothy Moon upon the recommendation of superintendent Constance Evelyn. As chief information officer, Moon will provide expertise and leadership regarding the implementation of technology throughout the district for several purposes such as student management, human resources, financial management and teaching.
Moon has more than 20 years of experience working with data and technology, most recently in the Ithaca City School District during the past four years where he served as director of educational data management and assessment before being promoted to CIO. He has also worked as the director of data management for the Oswego City School District as well as having held several teaching and administrative positions throughout his career.
"Mr. Moon is going to be able to really take a good look at the data in order to help our children become more successful academically," said assistant superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo. "We're really excited to have him join us. It's going to really help."
Evelyn proposed the idea to reorganize the district's resources in order to create this position at a July 16 Board of Education meeting. The school board voted unanimously in favor of her proposal, which included realigning the duties of a vacant director of secondary curriculum position into existing jobs and using the resources to hire a CIO, instead.
Moon's starting salary has been set at $105,000. His duties with the school district will begin Aug. 12.