Formerly from Mesa, Arizona, Ms Carlene O’Connor comes to CTHS as a Technical Specialist with 11 years of experience working for the Mesa Unified School District. She spent two years working at Porter Elementary as a Computer Lab Specialist and then onto Fremont Junior High as a Technology Support Specialist. Before that, she was a Staff Sergeant in the US Army as a Communications Electronics installer and soldier. She retired after fifteen years and became a stay at home mom until her daughter started Kindergarten. During this time she also obtained her degree in Web Technology. Her daughter eventually went off to college in Denver, Colorado and vowed not to return to the Arizona heat! Carlene decided it was time to move to Colorado in support of her daughter and to get away from the heat as well. In doing so, she found the perfect job here at CTHS and she worries less about her daughter!
Carlene is very passionate about helping and supporting staff, teachers and student with their technology needs. Her strongest suite is troubleshooting! Although a particular issue can become a frustration, it’s a challenge she is ready for! She is also a very patient, understanding individual with a quiet, calming demeanor! She loves to travel, watch movies, hike whenever possible and enjoys working with her new co-workers.