617-993-5450 Technical Support

About Us

Department of Instructional Technology

Mission

The mission of the Belmont Public Schools is to educate children, preparing them to learn from the past, imagine the future, and meet the challenges of the present. We believe that educational excellence flourishes in an atmosphere of cooperation, safety,and mutual respect, and results from dedicated partnerships between schools and the community. 

Vision 

Our vision is that students and staff will have ubiquitous access to the tools of technology and the skills to effectively use them for the process of education. We also envision that the school administration will leverage technology to enable the most efficient and effective means of managing the business of schooling.

Technology Leadership

Leadership and planning for technology within the Belmont Public Schools will primarily come from three sources—the School Committee, School Administration, and the District Technology Leaders which contains members from each school. The building principals and curriculum directors shall also play a vital role in providing leadership and direction for subject and grade level technology utilization and planning. 

The implementation of technology plans and projects is the responsibility of the school administration (Director of Technology). The school administration (Director of Technology) should conduct ongoing technology audits as part of the technology planning process.

Funding Structure

The Belmont Public Schools recognize that technology is an ongoing budget item and has placed appropriate accounts into the budget. These include the following:

  • Personnel (administrative, technical, and instructional)
  • Staff development
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Infrastructure (including contractual services)
  • Consumable technology supplies 

It is also recognized within the Town government that there will be an ongoing request or capital funds as aging and broken school technology equipment needs to be replaced.

Infrastructure

The school department will assume the leadership role for the management of the Town Municipal Area Network (MAN). This will include the creation of standards (physical layer, protocol layer (IP address schemes)), and will manage the switching, routing, V-LAN configurations and firewall for the MAN. As new network services are proposed, (e.g. telephone, security monitoring), planning will be done in coordination and cooperation with the Town and all appropriate departments. 

Network electronics throughout the infrastructure of the Town and schools will need periodic upgrade and expansion. Infrastructure improvements will be identified and included in technology budget planning, and capital requests.

Our Staff

Steve Mazzola

Director of Technology

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Mr. Steve Mazzola 
Director of Technology
617-993-5450

Phil Sullivan

Network Manager

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Mr. Phil Sullivan 
Network Manager
617-993-5460


Andrew Sandelin

Computer Systems Specialist

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Mr. Andrew Sandelin 
Computer Systems Specialist
617-993-5457

Patrick McLaughlin

Computer Systems Specialist

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Mr. Patrick McLaughlin 
Computer Systems Specialist
617-993-5456

Beth Allen

Computer Systems Specialist

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Ms. Beth Allen 
Computer Systems Specialist
617-993-5458

Bob Coate

Assistant Network Manager

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Mr. Bob Coate 
Assistant Network Manager
617-993-5469


Nicole Femino

Technology Assistant

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Ms. Nicole Femino 
Technology Assistant
617-993-5452

Richard Preston

Media Specialist

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Mr. Richard Preston 
Media Specialist
617-993-5461

Natasha Bochkov

Web Development Specialist

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Ms. Natasha Bochkov 
Web development Specialist
617-993-5453

Christine Trischitta

Compliance Specialist

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Mrs. Christine Trischitta
Compliance Specialist
617-993-5451


Locations

The office of Educational Technology is located on the second floor of the Belmont High School.

  • Main office: (617) 993-5450
  • Mon - Fri 8:00am - 4:00 pm
  • 221 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA 02478
  • Contact webmaster: webmaster@belmont.k12.ma.us