Gilman School has named Tahare “Tye” Campbell as director of technology. In addition to managing Gilman’s education and technology support department, Campbell will serve on the Administrative Council. His responsibilities include strategic planning and implementation of all technology systems on campus. He comes to Gilman from Far Hills Country Day School in New Jersey, where he served as director of technology.
ABOUT TYE CAMPBELL
St. Paul’s School (NH) and DeVry University
How vital is the access to technology in a child’s education?
Access to technology in a child’s education is vital, providing it is effectively used. Technology for technology’s sake in education has proven to be an expensive waste at times, and it is paramount that schools truly learn and understand how to leverage technology as a learning tool and not as a shiny and whizzy gadget that ends up not benefiting the child. When used effectively, technology can and will transform teaching and learning.
If you had not chosen technology as a profession, what profession would you choose and why?
While technology has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember, education has always been my other passion, so helping students (and teachers) learn has always been near to my heart. I did pursue a degree in childhood education many years ago, with the intention of becoming a 4th grade teacher. Of course, my plan was to demonstrate how technology could be utilized in the classroom every day.
I love history and enjoy bringing it to life by visiting the historic sites. Washington is a favorite place to relax with my wife and two daughters and the monuments and museums.
When I want to relax, I … :
Play simulation video games (like SimCity or Civilization) or watch sports.
“Patton,” starring George C. Scott
Favorite musical artists:
Dave Brubeck, Matthew West and Bob Marley and the Wailers.
“Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.” — Marian W Edelman
“Don’t fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts, it is glorious even to fail.” — Bruce Lee
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