Carrollton, Ky. – June 27, 2022 – Zachary Morris-Dean is returning to the Carroll County School District in the district technology coordinator role, having previously served as network administrator from 2012 – 2021. He is taking on the position from Robin Stephenson, who is the new principal of Carroll County Middle School.
“We are thrilled to have Mr. Morris-Dean returning to the school district in this role,” said Incoming Superintendent Casey Jaynes. “He is an incredible technology leader in the state, who has only sharpened his skills further with recent private sector experience. This is a big win for our students, our staff, and our community.”
Mr. Morris-Dean began his career in K-12 in 2008 at Owensboro Middle School as a building technician. From there, he moved to the district level as a district technician in 2010 and then to Carroll County as the network administrator in 2012.
“I am so excited to be taking on the DTC position in the Carroll County School District,” Morris-Dean said. “I look forward to working with teachers and administrators to strategically plan the implementation of technology in the instructional process. Additionally, I’ll lead our network administrator and technicians in their journey to expand their skill sets, resulting in better and more efficient systems for the students and staff of Carroll County.”
While serving the school district as network administrator, Morris-Dean led many technical initiatives, including consolidating the district’s computer operations into a single, secure datacenter; implementing the district’s first IP-based surveillance system; and designing and implementing an upgraded phone system and access control system. He also led numerous training sessions for both students and teachers to help them become more familiar with and better utilize the technical resources the district has.
In July 2021, Morris-Dean moved to the private sector, joining a network engineering firm based in Covington. There, he was able to work with many of Kentucky’s 171 public school districts to help them implement efficient and secure networks.
“I’ve always had a passion for education,” he said. “My mother worked nearly all her career in K-12, and that ignited the passion to impact the lives of children for me. Carroll County has an incredible technology department, and I am honored to serve as DTC and to help make each day at school the best that it can be for all of our students.”
Morris-Dean will be supervising the technology department, which includes a network administrator and three computer technicians, who maintain the hardware and software of the district’s more than 4,500 devices. He has completed training in computer information systems and computer information technologies at Kentucky Wesleyan College and The Kentucky Community and Technical College System. He also holds numerous certifications across a range of technical disciplines and computer platforms.
Morris-Dean’s duties as district technology coordinator begin July 11.