The newest Computer Maintenance Technician with Bullitt County Public Schools is Sarah Hampton.
Her duties with the district technology department include working with colleagues fixing broken items and making sure technology works for everyone.
“I have two kids that are in the school district and several friends that work here and heard how awesome it was and wanted something that would be close to my passion, and that’s helping people out,” she said.
Hampton has worked for several companies, the latest called Roll Forming Corporation in Shelbyville, where she served as their PC maintenance technician, working on computers, phones, and with the team on difficult issues.
“I learned a lot about computers but mostly learned to be patient and listen to what the end user is saying, gather as much information and then work on the problem,” she said.
Hampton enjoys working with technology and feels it can benefit everyone in their daily lives from alarm clocks to having information at your fingertips.
“I love technology!” she said. “It’s an amazing thing! Making technology work is the key!”
She feels technology is an integral part of education in the classroom.
“Students that have a difficult situation can use resources like YouTube and other websites to help them,” she affirmed. “Sometimes, the instructors/peers aren’t able to describe/help out with a specific subject, but having resources at your disposal can help them understand what they missed and work through the problems that couldn’t be broken down otherwise.”
Although it may be tempting to avoid technology after work, Hampton embraces it at all hours.
“I do what I can at home and help out family and neighbors that need it,” she said.
Hampton and her husband have two children. Alyssa is 14 and a student at North Bullitt High School. John is 11 and attends Overdale Elementary School. She spends free time with her kids and family and also likes to read and be outdoors when at all possible.