Case Studies K-12 Education

Alexis Baker – Manheim Central School District

Although she’s not a teacher, Alexis Baker impacts students every day. As the director of facilities at Manheim Central School District, she says she considers their experience in every project. Whether with large undertakings, like renovating the high school, or smaller ones, such as creating a pollinator garden at the middle school, Baker tries to […]

Andrew Hartnett – Brentwood School District

Like most students, Andrew Hartnett couldn’t wait to graduate high school. He imagined that whatever awaited him in the “real world” would be more interesting than going to Brentwood High School every day. Little did he know, he’d find his way back there 15 years later, this time by choice. “Clamoring to come back” when […]

Bill Cooper – Milford School District SAU 40

It’s a standing joke that marks the end of an academic year at Milford School District SAU-40 in bucolic southern New Hampshire. An ordinary academic year, that is. “Don’t worry,” Bill Cooper is typically told after the students are dismissed in mid-June. “It’ll be a light summer. Just the usual projects on your to-do list.” […]

Chris Freund – Rockwood School District

While Chris Freund’s title at Rockwood School District may be director of facilities now, it’s not the one he started with. He was previously the district’s grounds services coordinator. Before that, grounds services supervisor, and before that, grounds services employee. Prior to holding any of those titles, though, he held one much more common in […]

Damian Viltz – Fort Bend Independent School District

Damian Viltz’s first week of the 2017-18 school year at Fort Bend Independent School District began with a career-defining challenge—and an ominous omen. On the Monday before school opened, FBISD’s new executive director of facilities and operations witnessed a full solar eclipse—an eerie sight, he recalls. The next day, students started the school year as […]

Darrell Thompson – Center Grove Community School Corporation

As a teenager growing up in San Antonio, Texas, Darrell Thompson believed at the time he had no skills, no future and was a person lacking ambition. That changed when he joined the Navy. Now, 39 years after coming ashore, Thompson’s successfully navigating a sea of high-tech projects as the director of facilities at Center […]

Darren Hess – Fort Wayne Community Schools

Usually when a school gets new lockers, it’s not that exciting. Students at Fort Wayne Community Schools, however, are ecstatic about theirs. That’s because they’re involved in the locker renovations, along with a host of other school upgrades, from design to completion. Darren Hess, director of facilities for the Indiana school district, and his team […]

David Miranda – Long Beach Unified School District

When David Miranda said he planned to visit every school in the Long Beach Unified School District within a year, he was told it was impossible. As the executive director of facilities, development and planning, he wanted to understand each school’s issues and opportunities. In his previous roles in school facilities, he always visited each […]

Eric Gardner – Williamson County Schools

Working in a growing school district that’s expected to spend $500 million on capital projects in the next five years, Eric Gardner is drawing on decades of public and private sector engineering experience to ensure Williamson County Schools meet the demands of increasing enrollments. The district, located south of Nashville, serves a county whose population […]

Harry Takesian – Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School

With his father working as a diesel mechanic for a railroad in Massachusetts, Harry Takesian has always wanted to work with tools. While attending Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School in Haverhill, Massachusetts, Takesian enrolled in a summer program designed to give students even more hands-on experience with machinery and equipment. It was then Takesian […]

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