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Members of the Tech Team at Independence Elementary

Members of the Tech Team at Independence Elementary

Students are teaching the teachers at Independence Elementary in the Francis Howell School District.

The Student Tech Team members have become leaders in their school, solving everyday problems with technology. The Tech Team updates laptops, and helps teachers set up their home pages.

“It’s an excellent program,” said Independence Elementary Principal Emily Pavia. “It provides leadership skills. The parents love it. The kids love it. It’s just an incredible experience.”

And it’s more than clicking an update button on the computer.

“The students teach others. They teach the teachers. It’s just awesome,” Pavia said.

While teaching, students also are gaining hands-on experience and thinking about future career paths.

“I really enjoy computers. I think that’s the career path I want to take – working for a technology company like Microsoft or Google,” team member Kyle Granquist said. “I also think it would be fun to work with a company like Apple to develop new devices and make life better.”

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