Each of the schools offers state of the art technology labs staffed by Technology Instructional Aides who work with the
students on a regular basis to provide technology skills that integrate into the curriculum, as well as
instruction on keyboarding, beginning as early as second/third grade. Classroom teachers use
technology as an instructional tool to assist students with accomplishing the Pleasant Ridge
Objectives for Students (PROS) at each grade level. At Magnolia Intermediate School, the
district employs a full time Credentialed Technology Teacher who supports all students in
grades 6-8 in the two state-of-the art technology labs on the campus. Student Technology
Aides work with our Technology Teacher to create video yearbooks, DVDs of each of the
performances throughout the district, and a variety of other technologically advanced opportunities.
Our technology labs are frequently used by adults for professional development as they are advanced and
extremely desirable as training areas. The district has been highly respected for many years for its state-of-the art technological programs, hardware and equipment and has received many awards, including the highly acclaimed Media Festival awards.
Jeff Peach is the Technology Curriculum Specialist for Magnolia School. His main role is to work with teachers and students, helping them integrate the daily curriculum with technology.
Jeff Peach has been teaching since 1989. He started out as a regular classroom teacher in 6th grade, but his love for technology led him to his current role as the Technology Curriculum Specialist. He received a Master's Degree from California State University, Sacramento, in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Technology. Aside from driving the day to day technology needs of the school, he has helped many of the Magnolia students win awards with their technology projects at the California Student Media Festival. He is also the director of the award winning Rattler PIT Productions.
Dave Phelps has been teaching technology at magnolia since 1978. Imagine the tremendous changes in technology he has seen over the past 3 decades! Mr. Phelps currently teaches the 7th-8th grade Computer Technology elective class for 2 periods a day in the Diamond Back Den. In addition to teaching fundamental computer skills, he is introducing students to video editing and DVD production using iMovie and IDVD.