The Educational Technology & Library Media Office works to support the mission of the Weston Public Schools by integrating technologies into management operations, providing library media materials and support, enabling curriculum tools for students and staff, and empowering community through communications.
We implemented technology to give our students the tools, skills, and experience to learn and work authentically in today’s society. We do not live in a world where technology is optional. Any career endeavor, any college experience, any aspect of navigating modern society requires the use of technology tools. To thrive in these endeavors requires more than just the use of tools, rather skillful application and cognitive partnership with the resources leveraged within that domain. Digital tools are a means to an end, and our “end” is to ensure our students are digitally literate.
The Educational Technology & Library Media Office is comprised of library staff, technology integration staff, network infrastructure staff, and desktop support staff.
Dr. Lee McCanne, Director of Technology and School Libraries
Weston Public Schools and the Town of Weston
Lee McCanne was born and raised in Colorado where he enjoyed camping in the mountains, the clear open sky, and many trips with his family in the western part of the country. After completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Colorado State University-Pueblo, he taught middle school band and choir for the Fountain-Fort Carson Public Schools near Colorado Springs. In 1993 he moved to Weston and began graduate coursework at Boston University in the field of Educational Media and Technology. While completing his doctoral coursework he taught undergraduate and graduate coursework for the Boston University School of Education. In 1997 Dr. McCanne accepted the role of Technology Coordinator for the Wilmington Public Schools and in 1999 moved to the Belmont Public Schools as the Director of Technology. In 2003 Belmont municipal technology responsibilities were added to his role. He was a member of the Belmont Rotary Club, serving as President for two years. In 2004 he completed his Doctorate in Educational Media and Technology from the Boston University School of Education. Dr. McCanne served as a member of the Educational Technology Advisory Council to the Massachusetts State Board of Education. In 2008 Dr. McCanne accepted a position in Weston serving as Director of Technology and School Libraries. He served as Board Member and Chairperson of the Weston Media Center–local cable access studio. He currently serves on the Weston Cable Advisory Committee, the Weston Arts & Innovation Center Advisory Board, and is a Board Member of the Massachusetts Educational Technology Administrators Association (METAA).
Dr. McCanne resides in Weston with his wife and two sons.