Information Technology

About Information Technology

The mission of the Information Technology Department is to cultivate innovation using technology to empower every learner to realize his or her full potential.

As an organization, Information Technology will:

  • Provide leadership to the Allen Independent School District in applying technology to the challenges of educational administration and instructional services in the 21st century.

  • Establish enterprise architecture policies and standards that are used to ensure the effective planning, procurement, and implementation of initiatives.

  • Provide a robust, reliable, and flexible network computing infrastructure that is capable of handling the current and projected needs of both internal and external customers.

  • Provide anywhere, anytime access to tools, resources, and information for students, parents, and staff.

Our Department History

In 2002, the Technology Department entered the 21st century by providing students access to the internet for the first time to facilitate more research projects in classrooms. In 2012, the schools received a technology facelift consisting of a printer for every teacher and full-time staff member as well as an all-in-one computer with a wireless keyboard and mouse. In 2022, many of these same schools are receiving a technology facelift with updated smart boards, and laptop access to every staff member and student on a daily basis.  Continuing in 2023, campuses will be refreshed or renovated with updated technology equipment. 

Contact Information Technology

Nelson Orta
Executive Director of Information Technology 

Sandy Baxter
Administrative Assistant to Executive Director

Jeff Black
IT Project Manager