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Steven Hopper
July 21, 2020

Steven Hopper named as new Director of Technology

Steven Hopper

The Ames Community School District is excited to announce Steven Hopper as the new Director of Technology. Last school year, Hopper was a School Administration Manager with the Ankeny Community School District. Prior to that, he was a Curriculum Technology Coordinator in Ankeny and an Instructional Technology Consultant with Heartland AEA.   

While in Ankeny, Hopper spearheaded efforts to improve technology integration by crafting a five-year technology plan. He served as the primary point of contact for the information literacy and library curriculum, PBIS/MTSS initiatives, and implemented custom solutions for collecting, analyzing, and reporting strategic plan outcome data. He has also actively worked to support technology integration including 1:1 device initiatives. 

As an administrator, Hopper has a great understanding of how schools operate overall and how technology can be an integral part of teaching and learning. As an active school board member in a nearby community, Hopper understands the challenges that large school districts face and the importance of making system-level decisions. 

Hopper obtained his Masters of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from Iowa State University. Additionally, Hopper is a Google Certified Innovator and Level II Educator. 

Hopper’s contract was approved on July 20, 2020, with a start date of July 27, 2020. As a District, we are excited to continue working with Mr. Hopper and look forward to his leadership within the Ames Community School.