Chris Wagner, a 1992 graduate, has led the parish technology department since 2007. He has a B.A. in Communications from Columbia College Chicago. Starting that year, Chris worked to consolidate multiple internet lines, install a unified phone system, and began installation of a local area network to share resources.
Chris is at the forefront of the school’s technology program. He helped complete a 4 year classroom improvement project which saw the installation of Smart Boards, projectors, and speakers as well as supplemental dry erase board space.
An enterprise level wireless network was established allowing for learning and connectivity anywhere in the education building. A later upgrade in 2016 included the same model used to break a connectivity record at Super Bowl 50.
In 2015, Chris headed a committee for the school’s 1:1 program, which launched during the 2015-2016 school year with 6th grade. As of the 2019-2020 school year, the take home program includes grades 5-8. Both 3rd and 4th grade are also 1:1, but do not take devices home.
Early in 2020, Chris authored the Remote Learning Plan which included review of other area school plans and individual meetings with every teacher. Originally designed for snow days and the like for the 2020-2021 school year, it was able to be put into use as the school shifted to remote learning due to COVID19.
Outside of St. Cletus, Chris maintains the position of Support Manager for Intelligence, Inc., a cloud-based software company based in the Chicago area known for being one of the largest and most successful entities providing tools to the special events industry. If that didn’t keep him busy enough, he continues to own and operate High Impact DJs, a mobile DJ service he founded in 1997. He is a bowler in a PBA sport shot league, maintains a bit of a green thumb, and follows cryptocurrency news and trends.