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Meet Tech. Director, Ms. Devann Shultz

Please welcome Devann Shultz to Viking Nation! Devann will be our new Tech Director, starting July 22! She comes to Minneota Public Schools from Prairie's Edge Casino. We are excited to have her join our team. Here are seven good questions so you can get to know her!

MPS: You are coming to us from Prairie’s Edge Casino. What sorts of things did you do in their tech department?

DS: At Prairie’s Edge Casino I did all sorts of things! I helped manage over 50 servers – For Gaming Floor operations and for the Internal Network. I set up workstations, Displays, Printers, Scanners, Point of Sale systems and many other things. Some days were packed with Help Desk troubleshooting, others I was able to research new technologies and come up with ways to help our employees and the company. There was never a dull day at Prairie’s Edge!
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MPS: If you had a chance to give a five-minute speech and every employee/student of MPS could learn one thing about you, what would you tell them?

DS: I would say that I am very excited to be part of Minneota Schools. Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved taking computers apart and putting them back together. When I was finally ready to go to college, I couldn’t think of anything I’d rather do that go for Computer Technology. Since then, I have grown in this field, and I would love to continue growing in it! Every place is different when it comes to technology, so I hope you can be a little patient with me as I figure out your school's needs. My hope is that I will be able to be helpful, and easy to work with – for both staff and students alike.

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MPS: What do you like to do in your free time?

DS: In my free time I love to play video games and board games with my family. I love to do photography when I get a chance – It makes me happy to help capture memories for people! I also love taking photos of nature. I like to paint and draw, and other arts and crafts. I have also been doing some gardening lately. Sometimes, I love to just curl up on the couch and watch TV! My family and I also like a good adventure, and want to travel whenever we get the chance!

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MPS: What is your favorite kind of technology?

DS: I would have to say Microsoft and Android. Apple is great too! But I find Microsoft to be a little more user-friendly. I don’t mind Linux either. 
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MPS: If you got to star in any movie, which movie character would you like to be? Why?

DS: I’m not sure about a movie, but I would like to be cast as Abby in the show NCIS – She is super smart, and she is true to herself. She has a lot of love for those around her, and she is awesome at what she does!
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MPS: If you got to have dinner with any three people past/present/future, who would you sit down and have dinner with?

DS: I would pick Bill Gates, Keanu Reeves, and my future self. – I’m sure future me would have a lot to teach me! 
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MPS: Who is your all-time favorite video game character? Why?

DS: My Favorite video game character of all time is Link from the Legend of Zelda. He is probably my favorite character because I have been playing Zelda since I was a young girl. I just love getting immersed in the game, and saving Hyrule over and over again!