Congratulations to Technology Director, Mr. Peter Farina, who was recently honored at the Diocese of Joliet's Tech Fest 2019 held on March 7th. He was recognized for his contribution to the advancement of technology, both in and out of the classroom.
"Pete is the proverbial 'IT' guy at Montini," said Principal Kevin Beirne who attended the presentation. Beirne has worked with Farina over the last eleven years and together they worked to launch Montini's one-to-one Digital Learning Program (2015). "He fixes all devices, runs cable, soothes the frayed nerves of colleagues when laptop screens go blank," he added. "He finds wayward student devices misplaced in the building, is a social media sleuth extraordinaire, assembles countless bids for endless requisitions, images and re-images, and purposes and re-purposes dozens of laptops every summer! He's the printer whisperer, Apple TV magician and he single-handedly built Montini's entire network!" Beirne reiterated the fact that these roles constitute only a fraction of the importance Peter Farina plays in the school community. "His real impact can't be measured in bytes, keystrokes, codes, miles of cable or hundreds of devices," he said. "His impact is better told with terms of passion, dedication, vocation and generosity!"