Member Spotlight – Josh Townsend

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Who is SOSCA member Josh Townsend?

Job Title:  Educational Associate – Technology

Department/Division:  Student Services / Alternative Education

How long have you been with KCSOS?  11 years, + 3 years subbed

What is your favorite job duty?  I love working with people. So working at 16 different school sites with Technology, I get to meet and work with over 100 people. My favorite part is to support these people (teachers, office staff, etc.) with technology so they can integrate & use technology when teaching our students. Anytime the students benefit from us working harder makes it all worth while.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?  Besides spending time with my family, believe it or not, I like to work. I own my own computer business creating websites and multimedia picture/video shows. I really enjoy helping businesses that are just starting out with their website and business goals. I also really like creating wedding, birthday,or family shows. After going through all the pictures they gave me and after I’m done with their show, I feel like I already know that person.

What else would you like to share with us?  Working with KCSOS since 1999 has been a great experience. Many years ago I taught a computer class at Community Learning Center on 34th St for 3 years. It was great watching the kids learn about technology. The best part was to see a student’s expression on his or her face when they said, “Hey, I can do this!”. Working in Alternative Education with a lot of dedicated teachers and staff has really motivated myself to be a better person.

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