RHS Welcomes New Tech Director


Herold sets up the light board for success in the Phelan Auditorium.

“Tell me something I cannot do, and I will do it,” said Alison Herold, the new technology director for the entire Rhinebeck Central school district.

Herold aims to create a hassle free tech environment for students and teachers, coming up with helpful ways to incorporate technology in an everyday school day.

According to Herold, the pandemic helped “explode technology,” showing how it enables us to learn anywhere.

Her goal for this school year: to make everyone love technology.  

She sees her job as that of a superhero, learning what the struggles and frustrations are, making the internet faster, and bringing new tech to our school.

One example of new tech in RHS’s future is a collaborative design lab, otherwise known as a “maker space.”  Soon, in room 140 (adjacent to Mr. Randall’s classroom), students will be able to solve problems that relate to the real world through play.

Always thinking a year or two ahead, Herold hopes to “put Rhinebeck on the map.”

Herold has implemented new tech already, including a TV with district announcements and weather in the RHS lobby.  

And she has improved communication of special events with software called Peachjar, which sends digital flyers out to all members of our school community.

Herold believes in building relationships with students.  Even though her headquarters is located at Chancellor Livingston Elementary, she is very open to new ideas, so contact her anytime: [email protected]

And don’t forget to change your passwords!