With 25 years of experience, Mr. Thom Hixenbaugh brings a wealth of talent and experience into the Information Technology Department at Mckeesport School District. His interest in computers, programming, and networking began in his teen years and after a brief stint in the Culinary field, he made a career in information technology starting at Trinity School District as a network and computer technician. With a jump to the private sector, he gained valuable experience as support supervisor at Iomega Corporation before landing a 17 year tenure at The Boeing Company working as Lead Support Engineer and Interim Customer Support Manager for the aviation conglomerate.
The pandemic gave Mr. Hixenbaugh the opportunity to return to public education by assisting Bentworth School District with the Covid remote learning preparation for the 2020-2021 school year before making a permanent move to Mckeesport School District. In 2021, Thom joined the district staff as the Technology Integration Specialist. While at McKeesport Thom has assisted with the continual improvement of the district’s 1:1 mobile device initiative including the management of the district’s 3100+ Chromebooks and Google for Education suite and mobile device integration and insurance program.
In his free time, he enjoys the outdoors and you will often see him enjoying the nice weather by riding his motorcycle, flying his drone, honing his photography skills, or just spending time with his wife and family.