ACS names new technology coordinator
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor
ALABASTER – The technology coordinator for Jacksonville City Schools will take the same position with Alabaster City Schools after he was hired for the job during a July 27 Alabaster Board of Education meeting.
The School Board voted unanimously during the meeting to accept School Superintendent Dr. Wayne Vickers’ personnel recommendations, which included Anthony Kingston’s hiring as the ACS technology coordinator.
Kingston will take over for former Alabaster School technology coordinator Keith Price, who took a job in the technology industry earlier this summer.
Kingston has been with Jacksonville City Schools for the past 16 years, and holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s in business administration.
During an interview after the meeting, Kingston said he has already begun meeting with ACS staff to determine the school system’s technology needs, and said he is looking forward to beefing up the ACS technology offerings.
He helped the Jacksonville City School system obtain its first Apple Distinguished Program certification in December 2014.
“I look forward to doing the same thing here,” Kingston said. “We are going to move forward. It won’t be overnight, it will be a process.”
Vickers said ACS has “a lot of work to do in the area of technology,” and praised Kingston’s track record in Jacksonville.
“He’s done things at Jacksonville that I think we can benefit from here. He has a winning attitude,” Vickers said. “We think he brings a lot of energy and vision to our school system. I think he will be a wonderful addition to our school system.”
Kingston’s first thoughts on his new home?
“I’ve read a lot of good things about this system,” Kingston said. “I enjoy the synergy you have with the City Council and the community as a whole.”