Moore County's Technology page


Who We Are
The Moore County Schools Technology Department is a dedicated team of 16 professionals responsible for all aspects of computer and network technology in the district. Our goal is to make sure MCS has the resources and support to make technology an integral part of daily student instruction.

We support a user community of 1,800 staff and teachers and 13,000 students in 23 schools and 2 administrative sites. We support over 8,000 desktops and laptops, over 1,200 tablets and mobile devices and a growing student Chromebook deployment (nearly 7,000 devices by the end of the 2014-15 school year).

We also support the wired and wireless network infrastructure at each school and the wide area network that connects every school to our main Data Center on the Community Learning Center campus.

Our Data Center houses critical network and server resources and provides the district connection to the MCNC Internet connection. From our Network Operations Center our network engineers can monitor all aspects of the MCS network. This also provides a base of operations for our team of technicians, who resolve over 9,000 helpdesk issues every year, 81% within one day. We support schools through both remote desktop management software and regular on-site visits by technicians.

We also install and support classroom technology such as Smartboards, projectors and classroom flat-panel displays. All orders for technology in the district pass through our department.

We also have a technology warehouse that allows us to manage such large projects and the Digital Learning Transformation Chromebook rollout entirely in-house.

In addition to these major functions, we also act as a resource for any other educational or administrative team that needs specialized technology support. This includes Homebase/Powerschool, network-based security camera systems and voice-over-IP telephone.

Kendt Eklund, Director for Technology
Kendt Eklund has been with the Moore County Schools Technology Department since 2003, and has served as director since 2015. In that capacity, he oversees all aspects of Information Technology for the district including its network infrastructure, devices and computers, teacher and student computer refreshes and sustainability, the district's Digital Learning/Instructional mission, and federal E-Rate funding, which totals more than $2 million in the current 5-year cycle ending 2020.

Eklund has provided computer and networking support for the healthcare, higher education and industrial sectors. He has worked with computers since the advent of the IBM personal computer in the 1980s, working on some of the earliest personal computer networking systems.

Eklund has a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Biology from The Johns Hopkins University, and is a graduate of the UNC School of Government's Certified Education Chief Technology Officer (CeCTO) program.

Mission Statement
The Technology Department is committed to delivering secure, responsive, high-quality, student-oriented services along with support that fosters a productive academic environment to:

  • Assist in the development of new and creative activities for the enhancement and motivation of student leaning;

  • Help students acquire the skills necessary to live, work and learn in a society that increasingly relies on technologies;

  • Enable teachers to have information at their fingertips for the development of exciting and innovative activities for their students;

  • Incorporate technology in all areas of learning;

  • Provide the leadership for strategic planning in the use of technology; and
  • Set the standard among K-12 Schools in the quality of service to faculty, students, staff and community.

Kendt Eklund
Kendt Eklund

Director for Technology

  • Moore County Schools
  • 5277 Hwy. 15-501 South, Carthage, NC28327
  • 910-947-2976
  • 910-947-3011
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