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Technology Office Staff

Christopher Hamady, Director of Technology

Chris Hamady graduated in 1992 from the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University with a BA in voice. He then completed a masters degree in music composition and a second masters in choral conducting in 1997 from Bowling Green State University and was awarded the BGSU James Paul Kennedy award for outstanding graduate student in music in that same year.

During his graduate work at BGSU as well as after, Chris immersed himself in computers and technology, ultimately completing a Ph.D. from the University of Toledo in Curriculum and Instruction: Educational Technology.

From 2005-2012 Chris was the director of technology for a high school that successfully implemented and sustained a 1 to 1 laptop initiative. This initiative, one of the first of its kind in this area, put an Apple MacBook into the hands of every student and faculty member. This program was conceived and designed specifically to enhance the academic curriculum and more effectively teach 21st century skills.

In 2007, Chris received an Apple Distinguished Educator award for innovative uses of technology in the classroom. Chris became the director of technology for Anthony Wayne Local Schools in the summer of 2012.

Jamie Deighton, EMIS/Enrollment Coordinator

Jamie Deighton is the district’s EMIS/Enrollment Coordinator. Her main duties include enrolling all students new to the district and administering PowerSchool, the district’s student information database. Jamie is also responsible for timely and accurate transmission of all staff and student data to the Ohio Department of Education, which helps determine our district’s funding and accountability. Jamie was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and lived in Indiana, Kentucky, and Florida before moving in Ohio in 1991. She and her husband have three grown children and five grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys scrapbooking, dachshunds, and searching for shells on sunny beaches in the south.

Devin Filip, Technology Specialist

Devin Filip has been a Technology Specialist at Anthony Wayne Local Schools since 2015. He graduated from Wright State University in 2015 with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and started working for AW immediately after graduation. After a few years of working in education, he decided to increase his knowledge of educational technology. In 2019, he graduated from BGSU with a Master's degree in Classroom Technology. When he’s not at work, Devin enjoys playing a variety of video games while also attempting to corral his two young sons.

Taylor Gambrell, Technology Specialist

Taylor Gambrell has been a Technology Specialist at Anthony Wayne Local Schools since May of 2017. Taylor graduated college in the Spring of 2017 from Bluffton University where he majored in Information Technology with a minor in both Computer Science and Math. During college, Taylor was a member of the Bluffton University baseball team and he also had the opportunity to intern with the IT department for Lima City Schools his senior year. One of Taylor’s main responsibilities at AW is managing and maintaining the student MacBooks and Windows PCs across the district.

Annie DeTray, Technology Specialist

Annie DeTray has been a Technology Specialist at Anthony Wayne Local Schools since June of 2021. She began her IT career at Terra State Community College as an IT Technician from 2012-2014. She then worked in the Information Technology Services department at Bowling Green State University starting in 2014 up until she got hired at AW. During her time at BGSU, she earned her Bachelor's degree in Learning Design and Technology as well as her Master of Education degree from the University. In her spare time, Annie likes to travel, hike, take trips on her motorcycle, and spend time with family and friends.
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