The Technology department is responsible for technology installations, maintenance, support, and management for the district. This includes network infrastructure, telephony systems & voicemail, computers and district devices.
Jeff Adams has been the Director of the IT department since its inception in 1999. Jeff has helped the Town of Darien infrastructure grow to one of the largest and most respected infrastructures in Fairfield County. He received his degree in artificial intelligence from Yale, and his MBA in information systems management and finance from Fordham. Before arriving at Darien, he worked in the private sector as a project manager for Fortune 500 companies. Jeff currently resides in Trumbull with his wife and four children, where they are a licensed foster family. In his free time, Jeff coaches volleyball both at the club and collegiate Division I level.
George is currently the systems engineer for the Town of Darien, handling all facets of tech support and project management . George graduated from Fordham University in the Bronx in 1986 where he immediately began working in the technology arena. He had worked internationally in the IT field until 2000, when he began his career with Darien. George resides in Tarrytown, NY and vacations regularly at Whistler Mountain in Vancouver, BC.
In the halls of Darien High School, you will find Lori Eisenberg, one of our Systems Engineers, since 2012. Lori is responsible for providing technical support, primarily at the High School. Lori has worked in the field of Information Technology, in one form or another since 2000. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration at the University of North Texas and Computer Networking certifications at the Technical Institute at Clark University in MA. She has worked at Stream International Corp, a Microsoft partner, Instrinsix Inc. , Pier 1 Imports and more recently at ABC of Darien.
Samuel England joined the Darien IT Department on July 1, 2001 as an intern, after graduating from Norwalk community College with an Associate’s degree in Computer Information Systems. After completing the internship, he was hired part-time for the remainder of the fiscal year. On July 01, 2002 Sam was hired as a full time desktop support engineer. Within a year he received his A+ certification, after which he went on to UCONN to complete a Bachelor’s Degree. He has received various MCSE certifications in his tenure here at Darien. In November 2012 he was promoted to the position of network manager.
James graduated from Syracuse University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Information Management & Technology. James’s first job after college was a helpdesk technician on an active trading floor. He migrated to phone systems, and networking infrastructure deployment giving him an opportunity to install fiber-optic networks globally. He also spent time programming and developing websites for customers until he joined Darien in 2002. James resides in Bethel with his wife and three children. He spends as much time as he can actively outdoors with his family.
Aakash joined the Darien Public School System as a System Engineer for Information Technology at Middlesex Middle School in the fall of 2012. He has been working in this field for over twelve years while pursuing his Computer Science degree at Norwalk Community College. He is glad to be part of the MMS and IT team. He currently resides with his family in Norwalk, CT.
Sandy Timmons is the Data Manager for the Darien Public Schools. Sandy’s career has taken her down many paths from working in a cotton gin to an assistant manager at McDonalds to a retail bank manager and onto an assistant manager at Pier 1. She started working in Darien as an Audio Visual Specialist at DHS in 1997 and made the transition to the IT Department in 2012. Her love of gardening led her to become a certified landscape designer at the New York Botanical Gardens and after graduating, started her own landscaping company.
Joe Vano is the help desk administrator and system engineer for the Darien Public Schools. After attending Western Connecticut State University, he received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. Subsequent to graduating, Joe worked at Wilton High School for two years as a technology aide before joining Middlesex Middle School, in Darien. He has been part of the Darien IT department since its inception in 1999. For the past 20 years, Joe has also been moonlighting as the District’s Head wrestling Coach, leading the team to numerous victories and breaking records. Joe resides in Trumbull with his wife and two sons.