Born in Pittsburgh, PA and living in Dormont, PA since 1965, Mr. DeSimone was first employed by Keystone Oaks School District as a Library Clerk on August 28, 1982 and became an AV Clerk with the District’s Audiovisual Department on July 1, 1984. On July 1, 1987, he was transferred to the District’s newly-created Computer Systems Department (as the current IT Department was called then) to take on the role of the District Systems Operator where he has remained to this day. He holds a B.S. degree in Science from Penn State University and a B.S.B.A. from Robert Morris College in Business Information Systems.
From a few dozen Apple IIe’s, green-screen terminals and a minicomputer to today’s complex wired and wireless network of hundreds of devices of all types, Mr. DeSimone's duties have grown with the District. For most of his tenure, he has handled most of the paperwork for the department including record keeping, budgeting and purchasing. In addition, he is currently responsible for watching over the District’s phone and voicemail systems. He handles general maintenance of the District’s student information system, Power School, as well as summer resetting and general maintenance of a number of web- and PC-based software packages used by both students and staff. In recent years, Mr. DeSimone has also been involved with the reporting of the District’s student demographic information to PDE’s information system, PIMS.
Technology Integration Specialist
Carol joined the Keystone Oaks “Tech Team” as the Technology Integration Specialist in July 2014. She has her degree from Duquesne University in Elementary Education and an Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate. Before coming to KO, she taught grades K-6 and was a computer para. Her favorite part of her job is getting teachers and students excited about learning in a new way. She has been married for 4 years to her husband, John. They enjoy spending time with their retired racing Greyhound, Henry.