Jakub Banbor, Director of Technology, Named "2019 Person of the Year "
The Board of Education for the Westchester Public Schools is very pleased to announce that Director of Technology Jakub Banbor has been named District 92½’s “Person of the Year” for 2019. Mr. Banbor will be honored at the annual Chamber of Commerce event, “Celebrate Westchester,” on Saturday, January 25, 2020.
Mr. Banbor is a hardworking and dedicated employee who supports everyone in our District. As one of the nomination letters stated, “He is the ‘go-to guy’ for all of our technological needs.” Jakub has been instrumental in implementing new technologies in our District like smartboards, intercom systems, keycard entries, television monitors, one-to-one capabilities and increased computer speeds and capabilities. He is preparing our students for 21st century skills. Because of his leadership in technology we now have over 1,500 computers in our District. Students having access to technology, coupled with staff being trained through Google certification and professional development, has transformed our students and staff learning experiences in our schools. His contributions to our District are invaluable and he truly deserves the designation of “Person of the Year.”
We are also pleased to share with you the other candidates who were nominated and considered by the Board of Education for the “Person of the Year” award. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Michell Brown (Special Education Teacher at WIS), Jason Kluge (Instrumental Music Teacher at WMS), Sally Kuhn (Technology Specialist at WMS), and Linda Stanislaw (Administrative Assistant at WIS) who were also nominated for “Person of the Year.” People working together on behalf of the district’s students are what make the Westchester Public Schools a special place to work and learn.
Pictured from left to right: Board Vice President Bryan Voegtle, Board President Donald Slager, Director of Technology Jakub Banbor, and Superintendent Philip Salemi.