Meet Mrs. Louise Hetzel Union Middle School Computer Integration Specialist! She teaches Multimedia Production, Coding, and Intro to Desktop Publishing. Students always rave about what they are learning in her classes and love to show off their creations. In her Desktop Publishing class, you can find students creating professional-looking magazine covers, or students analyzing the difference between function and method in python for her Coding class. When she is not working on her electives, Mrs. Hetzel is putting together beautiful calendars that focus on SEL(social-emotional learning)/mindfulness, and she can always be counted on to develop an innovative spirit week.
Mrs. Hetzel has worked tirelessly to ensure that all student and staff members have their technological needs met. Throughout the school year when UMS was fully remote, Mrs. Hetzel spent a great deal of time exchanging faulty Chromebooks with students so they would not miss any remote instruction. Yes, she is the person that oversees firstname.lastname@example.org. She provides assistance, and continued support for anyone that is experiencing technological challenges. Her patient, calm and compassionate demeanor puts everyone immediately at ease as they navigate the ever-changing technological waters.
She continues to play a vital role and has been a tremendous resource to staff throughout the pandemic. As we transitioned from to various schedules (remote, hybrid schedule, etc.) she provided teachers with lessons, videos, and workshops to help them reach their goals. She is constantly posting resources and lesson ideas in her Tech Tips & Tricks Google Classroom for all the UMS teachers.
In a world where technology is so important especially during these times, Mrs. Hetzel has the uncanny ability to make everything connect. UMS is lucky to have such an amazing talent. Thank you Mrs. Hetzel for all you do!!