Suzan Brandt is Mountain Brook Schools new director of technology. She spent the past 10 years as a local school technology coordinator at Mountain Brook Junior High.
Brandt has worked for the past 10 years as a local school technology coordinator at Mountain Brook Junior High. Before that, she spent nine years as an instructional technology specialist in Hoover City Schools.
She now replaces Donna Williamson, the MBS director of technology for the past 25 years.
“I feel just very fortunate that I was able to work in the department where I’ll be the director and under such a strong leader as Donna Williamson,” Brandt said. “She really worked to prepare the local school coordinators to really carry out the mission at the local school level from the district.”
According to a press release announcing her hire, Brandt collaborated with MBJH administrators in her most recent role to fulfill the school’s mission, vision and goals. She also has worked with the school system’s technology, served on several technology committees and organized the TEDxYouth event at the junior high, where she co-sponsored the TED-Ed Club.
Barlow said in the press release that Brandt has been a leader since her first day in Mountain Brook.
“From overseeing local technology projects to providing valuable input to the overall planning for the District, Mrs. Brandt has excelled and always put the needs of our community first,” Barlow said. “Under Mrs. Brandt’s leadership, Mountain Brook Schools will continue to experience exciting, innovative technology initiatives that will benefit our students, staff, and community.”
Brandt attended Auburn University and obtained a master’s in special education from UAB. She resides in Mountain Brook with her husband, John, and their children, Virginia Kate and Jack. In her new position, Suzan Brandt said she wants to continue carrying out the technology department’s vision. The department juggles myriad responsibilities, including making user accounts, maintaining servers, ensuring data protection and promoting good digital citizenship.
“What’s so important about the department of technology is that we really do touch every facet of the school system,” Brandt said.
Chandler, Sam. “MBS Adds 3 Administrators.” Villagelivingonline.com, 23 July 2019, www.villagelivingonline.com/schools/mbs-adds-3-administrators/.