Meet the Director

  • ~ Mr. Brian Lownsbery

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    Mr. Lownsbery is in his seventeenth year at Elizabethtown Area School District. Born as a fraternal twin and raised in Lancaster County, Mr. Lownsbery graduated from Manheim Township schools. Over the course of his 49 years, Mr. Lownsbery has worked in many different occupations and capacities that continue to help him in his educational career. Mr. Lownsbery graduated with honors from Millersville University with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Technology Education and, upon graduation, accepted a teaching position at Elizabethtown Area High School. His experience working with students in the classroom has been very positive. In the spring of 2005, Mr. Lownsbery completed his graduate studies receiving a Master of Science degree in Instructional Technology from Philadelphia University and certification as a Technology Specialist through the Pennsylvania Department of Education. In addition, Mr. Lownsbery also completed graduate studies in the Spring of 2008 in the area of Online Learning Design and Development through the University of Colorado at Denver.
     

    Most recently, Mr. Lownsbery left the classroom after 9 years and accepted a position within the district at the administrative level. At the Jan. 20, 2009, board meeting, the school directors named him Elizabethtown Area School District’s new director of technology. As the director, Lownsbery will ensure that the department’s primary emphasis falls squarely on how to use technology as a tool in the classrooms to support student learning. Mr. Lownsbery is committed to using technology as a tool to enhance the academic excellence of all students.

    “The purchase of technology is just the first step in the overarching goal of preparing students for the 21st century,” said Lownsbery. “In addition to technology purchases, it is equally important that we are equipping teachers with the skills needed to properly integrate technology into their classrooms ensuring the most benefit for our students success.”

    While he misses the student interaction and cherishes the many memories as an instructor, he is finding it rewarding to impact education at a different level. Married for over 21 years, Mr. Lownsbery and his wife Linda live and work in the Elizabethtown area. They have a 16 year old daughter named Erin and a 13 year old son named Ryan.

    Lownsbery can be contacted by phone at (717) 367-1521 or by email at brian_lownsbery@etownschools.org.