September 21, 2022

New Fairfield Schools Appoints Paul Gouveia as Chief Technology Officer

NEW FAIRFIELD — After rising through the ranks over the past few years, Paul Gouveia now finds himself in charge of overseeing all of the school district’s technology needs.

The Board of Education recently voted to appoint the New Fairfield resident as chief technology officer.

“I’m honored and extremely excited to get started,” Gouveia said after the school board vote Thursday night.

As chief technology officer, Gouveia – who took up his new role on Friday – said he was responsible for overseeing the planning, implementation and maintenance of technology for the schools, as well as for the city.

Superintendent Kenneth Craw said the chief technology officer is a “critical position” and he has confidence in Gouveia’s abilities.

“When I see his credentials and hear people talking about what he’s done (during COVID) to keep us going in terms of network and remote learning opportunities, he’s got to be commended,” said Craw at Thursday’s school board meeting. “Having earned the respect and admiration of his colleagues, he is ready to take on this role.

Gouveia has served the school district in various technology-related roles for the past five years.

After working as a network administrator for the Presray Corporation in Pawling, NY, he became a technician at New Fairfield High School in May 2017.

In February 2018, Gouveia said he made a stint as acting chief technology officer and took on the role of broadcast coordinator.

Five months later, he was promoted to network administrator for the Board of Education – a role that was later expanded to include administration of the city-level network as well.

Gouveia said it was an honor to be chosen for the position of chief technology officer and that he was “very happy” to continue working at New Fairfield.