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Hello - 
I am in my second year as Media Coordinator for a 6-8 middle school of 740+ 
students and growing.
When I accepted the position, the principal and I discussed that I would 
be helping to take care of technology needs in the school. She said would 
try to get a position for a tech leader in our school. It didn't happen,
and I am now considered both the Media Coordinator and Technology Leader
for a school with two computer labs and a total of 340 computers throughout the 
school. I missed my library inventory last year to complete SIX different 
technology surveys/databases required for county inventory and reports, as well as 
administer computer skills testing. 

We went through a new computer imaging process this year which caused major 
breakdowns in the county system. I am "required" to attend three hour meetings 
after school every Thursday, 30 minutes away for technology needs. (not to mention, 
pay a sitter when I'm not getting paid myself)

This is in addition to getting an learning a new circulation system (Destiny),
administering a new online computer testing system, managing and teaching staff 
development workshops and teaching computer/library resource classes to
our students. I feel that our school is essentially functioning with a part-time 

A discussion with my principal about time management ended in a "we'll see how this 
pans out in a few weeks" solution.

I am open to suggestions from you seasoned professionals who may have been
or are currently in this exhausting situation. I would like to handle this as a 
professional, not appear to be someone who is trying to shirk responsibility.
Thank you,
Linda L. Dextre
Media Coordinator
Clayton Middle School
Clayton, NC 27520

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