(Interview was done with the computer teacher Mr. Errol Parker at St. Joseph’s School)

Q: How long have you worked with computers?

A: Twenty-seven years

Q: How long have you been teaching at St. Joseph’s School?

A: Six years

Q: Where did you work before you started teaching at St. Joseph’s School?

A: I worked at Oxford Hills Technical School, Elan School, and I was in the military.

Q: How long were you in the military?

A: Twenty years

Q: Why do you like working with computers?

A: I like working with computers because it is different every day, and I love seeing the kids interact with them.

Q: Where did you learn about computers?

A: I learned about computers in the navy. I was in Little Creek, Virginia, going to school for the navy.

Q: What and where was the first computer you ever worked on?

A: The first computer I worked on was five and a half feet tall and seven feet long. It had less memory than today’s computers. It was a military computer.

Q: How has the computer laboratory progressed?

A: The computer laboratory has progressed enormously because we went from twelve computers to twenty-eight computers. We have gone from Windows 95 to Windows XP. We now have better equipment and more advanced technology in the laboratory.

Q: Do you have any children?

A: Yes, I have five children. I have two boys and three girls. Their names are Tammy, Cyndi, Stephanie, Steven, and Scott.

Q: How have your children inspired you?

A: They have inspired me by seeing them face everyday challenges. Their ability to adapt to moving cross-country every three years was amazing.


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