Meet the Technology Staff
"The most important thing that schools can do is not to use technology in the curriculum more, but to use it more effectively." -Unknown
Dave SweigertDirector of Infrastructure TechnologyDavid Sweigert currently serves as the Director of Infrastructure Technology. Mr. Sweigert has worked in public education for over 23 years. Prior to his current position, he worked at WHTM-TV as a Television Director, Harrisburg City School District as an Instructor, and West Shore School District as their Network Administrator.Dave currently resides in Hershey with his wife and their children.
Traci Landry, M.EdDirector of Instructional Technology
Traci Landry currently serves as the Director of Instructional Technology. Mrs. Landry has served in public education for 24 years, all of those years working in the Derry Township School District. Prior to her current position, she spent 15-years of her tenure as a classroom teacher at the primary level and also served the district in the role of Instructional Technology Specialist for 5 years.
Mrs. Landry earned her Undergraduate Degree from Penn State University; a Master’s in Educational Administration from Temple University and received her Instructional Technology Specialist certification from Penn State University. She also holds certifications as an Elementary Principal and in K-12 Business and Computer Technology. Most recently she has earned a letter of endorsement from PENN in Online Teaching and Learning. Traci currently resides in Hershey with her husband, son, and dog.
Teresa (Teri) L Shuey, IC3Data Analyst / PIMS AdministratorTeresa Shuey currently serves as the District’s Data Analyst and PIMS Administrator. Mrs. Shuey has been in the IT field 30 years and with the school district 18 of those. She started out as a Network Technician in 1999 and transitioned to working with the schools student data systems during the summer of 2006. Prior to that, she was a Project Analyst for Fulton Bank in Lancaster. Mrs. Shuey currently holds an IC3 certification for Internet and Core Computing Technologies. Her educational background includes attending Harrisburg Area Community College, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers and Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Sarah KarpelAdministrative Assistant
Sarah Karpel currently serves as an Administrative Assistant. Mrs. Karpel has an 8-year career in private sector technology, including working for Apple, Amazon and Google in a variety of IT and human resources roles. She graduated from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada in 2012 obtaining a degree in Fine Arts with a strong focus on new technologies such a programming, web and app design and physical computing.Philip Ayala, B.A. - Computer ScienceNetwork Technician
Phil currently serves as a Network Technician. He has been with the District since 2013. Prior to his current position he was employed with Widener University and the University of Nevada.
Mr. Ayala is a 2004 graduate of Derry Township School District and earned a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2009. While attending school he worked in the University helpdesk working as a technician and later as the coordinator.
Christen Manari, MS.Ed
Instructional Technology Coach - K-8Christen currently serves as the Instructional Technology Coach K-8. Miss Manari started her teaching career at Derry Township SD gaining experience in special education, kindergarten, second and third grade. She then worked at Palmyra Area SD as the Instructional Technology Coach K-5. Miss Manari earned her Undergraduate Degree from Penn State Harrisburg; a Master’s in Educational Development & Teaching Strategies from Wilkes University and is currently working towards her Technology Specialist Certification from Temple University. She has presented at IU13, CAIU15, Taste of Hershey and PETE & C on the integration of technology in the classroom. In 2014, Miss Manari earned the title of Keystone Technology Innovator (KTI) STAR while teaching third grade at DTSD and integrating technology to enhance student learning. She also teaches part-time graduate-level courses for Eduspire and works part-time as a fitness instructor at Power Train.
Andrew MayaComputer Technician
Andrew Maya currently serves as a Computer Technician. He has been in the IT field now for 8 years. Prior to his current position, he was employed with the Lebanon School District as a Technology Associate. Mr. Maya earned his Associates Degree in Computer Network Systems. He is also Head Soccer Coach for both High School and Middle School Boys’ Teams here at Derry Township
Jared NicholsonComputer Technician
Jared Nicholson is currently the Computer Technician at Hershey Middle School. Prior to his position at Derry Township, Mr. Nicholson was a technician at Lebanon High School for 6 years, and before that Mr. Nicholson was a laptop repair technician at PC Parts, and repair in Harrisburg PA. Mr. Nicholson was also a Volunteer Technician at the Lebanon Community Library. Mr. Nicholson attended New Horizons Technology school where he earned multiple certifications in IT. He is also the website admin, and tech for Creter Guitar Shop, on the weekends.
Sean BradleyKey Operator for the Print ShopSean Bradley currently serves as the Key Operator for the Print Shop. He has been with the District for over 18 years. He earned a degree from Lebanon County Career and Technology in Printing Technologies.