Archbold, OH

Gnagey Retires From School Technology Director Post

The Archbold Area School Board accepted the resignation for the purpose of retirement of Brent Gnagey, school district technology coordinator, during its Monday, Jan. 7 meeting.

Gnagey, who started with the district as a sixth grade English teacher, has 30 years in education.

He spent one year in the Ayersville school district and three years at Pettisville, before joining Archbold schools.

He taught for five years, then became a part-time teacher and part-time technology coordinator.

He held onto the dual roles for two years before being named a full-time technology coordinator, the job he has held for 17 years.

Gnagey has seen many advancements in computers and their use in education.

“When we started, we were doing the basics,” he said. “Mouse movements, opening and closing windows.”

At the start of the 2012-13 school year, individual tablet computers were issued to each Archbold High School student.

Gnagey said he has strived to promote the use of computers as part of a student’s studies.

“I look at technology as a tool, not a thing by itself. I believe that’s what we’ve done here,” he said.

His resignation is effective at the end of the school year. He said he plans to relocate to Arizona.

In other personnel actions, the board approved contracts for Cindy Clark, Mandy Eigensee, Tami Manley, Andi Nafziger, JoAnn Short, Tom Walker, and Tara Yunker to work with Archbold R.O.C.K.S., the after-school intervention program.

Also, Jason Bacik, Jan Lindsay, and Alissa Stockburger were approved as substitutes for the afterschool program.

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