Team Members

Mr. Healy
Patrick Healy
Director of Technology

Ms. Brotsky
Emily Brotsky
Instructional Technology Coach

Ms. Christ
Ms. Christ
Technology & Library Assistant

Technology at Fairview District 72 is integrated across all grade levels and disciplines. Staff members are all equipped with Apple laptops, ViewSonic touch display boards, and a multitude of various accessories available to them for use.  In addition to the hardware our staff have access to numerous digital resources to enhance their students' learning.  All students from Kindergarten thru 8th grade are also equipped with a personal device and have access to various online resources to help aid in their instruction.

In our two youngest grades, iPads are given to our students.  We have chosen to provide iPads due to the developmentally appropriateness of the device.  Specifically, the touch capabilities on an iPad, size, versatility, and accessibility features are far beyond that of any other device.  Additionally, every iPad is equipped with a specifically developed iPad case that was designed by Apple and Logitech for the sole purpose of being made for students.  The case includes a keyboard and we have purchased grade level sets of Logitech Crayons which were developed in conjunction with Apple to be very similar to the Apple Pencil but easier for children to manage as they work on their fine motor skills.

Our 2nd grade thru 8th grade students are provided Chromebooks. The decision to utilize Chromebooks was made again for the developmentally appropriateness of the device and to meet our goals for the students.  The Chromebook's ability to provide additional functionality like easily browsing multiple websites and having multiple windows open at once for research and multitasking purposes was a major factor in our decision making process.  For device protection the students are also provided with a case in order to safely transport and store their device.

Fairview complies with Illinois and federal law in regards to student safety and data protection.  We are in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), and the Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA).