CTS Supervisor - Eric Galer

Mr. Eric Galer

Phone: 906-632-5673

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Associate of Science in Internet/Network Specialist Lake Superior State University Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Concentration in Networking & Telecommunications University of Phoenix Certified Fiber Optic Installer Electronics Technician Association International Chief Technology Officer Certification Michigan School Business Officials

Mr. Eric Galer

Technical Services Supervisor

Eric provides leadership, supervision, advanced technical support and management of technical services for the EUP.

You can look to Eric to:

Plan new projects and ensure that stakeholder goals are met on time and on budget.

Prioritize and manage projects, staff schedules and workloads.

Develop and maintain regional IT standards for all LEA technology purchases.

Coordinate the purchase, acquisition, and installation of LEA technology purchases.

Assist in the pursuit of new grants or other opportunities.

Manage technical support services to consortium members via phone, video or onsite.

Eric is also:

Responsible for setup, management, troubleshooting and repair of LEA LANS and WLANS.

Responsible for ensuring appropriate and accurate data security including user level access.

Responsible for ensuring appropriate and accurate data backups and disaster recovery plans for all regional data.

Responsible for overall network security and up time.

Eric started working in the field of technology in 2000 as a middle/high school student at Pickford Public Schools.  After graduation from high school, he worked various labor jobs before starting as a PC technician at Sault Area Public Schools (SAPS) in 2009.  He moved through positions years before becoming head of the Technology Department as technology coordinator in 2014.  Various roles while at SAPS included pupil accounting, student information system maintenance, server and network maintenance, budgeting, purchasing, and assisting the district through a $9 million dollar bond project ($2 million of instructional technology).  Eric continued as technology coordinator until 2017 when the SAPS Technology Department and Technical Services Team merged.

Contact for: Technical Services