Meet the Technology Staff
Phil AyalaDirector of TechnologyPhil has been with the District since 2013. Prior to his current position, he was employed at 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 as a technician and later as the coordinator.
Traci Landry, M.EdDirector of Professional Learning and Innovation
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 certificate from Penn State University. She also holds certifications as an Elementary Principal and in K-12 Business and Computer Technology. Most recently she 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 the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Christen Manari, M.Ed
Instructional Technology CoachChristen currently serves as the district's Instructional Technology Coach. Miss Manari started her teaching career at Derry Township SD as an elementary teacher. She then worked at Palmyra Area SD as the Instructional Technology Coach K-5 before returning to DTSD in her current role.Miss Manari earned her Undergraduate Degree from Penn State Harrisburg in both Early Childhood and Elementary Education; a Master’s in Educational Development & Teaching Strategies from Wilkes University. She holds a Technology Specialist Certification from Temple University and a Principal Certification PK-12 from Penn State Harrisburg. 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 support and enhance student learning. She is also a part-time instructor and advisor for Eduspire/Wilson's Master's of Educational Technology Program.
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
Edward GuzmanComputer TechnicianEdward Guzman is currently the Computer Technician at Hershey Middle School. Prior to his position at Derry Township School District, Mr. Guzman was the Helpdesk Team Leader at Commonwealth Charter Academy for almost 3 years, and before that Mr. Guzman was a helpdesk technician at CCA and Latino Connection in Harrisburg PA. Mr. Guzman, enjoys assisting community events. He often volunteers at Latino Connection, a local business that helps organizations serve the Spanish-speaking community in Pennsylvania and beyond. Mr. Guzman attended the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico and earned a bachelor’s degree on Information Technology and Networking.
Tim GawelComputer TechnicianTim Gawel is currently the Computer Technician at Hershey Elementary School and Hershey Early Childhood Center. Prior to his position at Derry Township, Mr. Gawel worked for a private audio visual company as a live event technician for 22 years and branch manager for 12 of those. Prior to that, Tim worked with the IT Department at Marywood University for 5 years. Mr. Gawel graduated from Marywood University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree.
Jared NicholsonSystem AnalystJared 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.