To guide high schools in Mountain View and Los Altos with online learning, the board of the Mountain View Los Altos High School District created a new position, distance education administrator, and picked Teri Faught, Mountain View High School assistant principal, for the job.
The position was created in mid-June with the unanimous support of the district board, with responsibilities that include overseeing online and alternative learning formats, developing and implementing policies for distance education, developing online courses with academic departments and supporting faculty and students.
“I think the fact the District created a position specifically to enhance and advance what we can do with distance education shows a deep commitment to helping leverage technology so learning is more hands-on and collaborative,” Faught said in a prepared statement.
“Teri is exceptionally qualified for this position,” said district Superintendent Nellie Meyer in the statement.
“She has experience working with our team in the area of educational technology, and has had extensive training based on the National Education Technology Plan and standards for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE),” Meyer said.