Posin joins school to head tech department

TECH SAVVY: Stuart Posin assists Genesis ’11 and Hannah ’12 with a new Mac laptop, one of his many duties as director of academic and administrative technology.

TECH SAVVY: Stuart Posin assists Genesis ’11 and Hannah ’12 with a new Mac laptop, one of his many duties as director of academic and administrative technology. ILEANA/UV

Waiting on hold when calling the school used to mean silence, the twiddling of thumbs, and extreme boredom. However, thanks to Stuart Posin, the new director of academic and administrative technology, the school’s callers will now hear the melodies of Chamber Choir while on hold.

No one asked Posin to make that small change. He just recognized the opportunity to make something better, and that’s what his job is all about. As the new leading “idea man” for the technology department, he will look for the best ways to integrate electronics within the academic curriculum and the Academic Resource Center, as well as work with staff and students to enhance the use of information technology, from the phones to the computer server, across the campus.

westwood09-10Fran Holtzman worked with Posin at Buckley, where he was director of technology for six years. As Buckley’s receptionist, she experienced the impact of his leadership firsthand and calls him a “genius at his craft.”

“He came to Buckley in his middle twenties, brought technology to new heights in a very short time, and probably changed our school forever,” she said in an email.

Posin considers himself an optimist and is confident about the technology department reaching its goals.

“I’m one hundred percent confident. We’ll always find a way [to get things done],” he said. “My job isn’t new to me,” he added.

With Posin brainstorming and overseeing technology, Ida Dahan, associate director of administrative technology, said that she and Victor Ortiz, associate director of academic technology, will have more time to focus on the smaller aspects of their department.

“We felt we needed somebody who would look at technology from a bigger point of view while the rest of us focus on day to day stuff,” Dahan said.

As a graduate of Campbell Hall, Posin has known about Marlborough for a while and was attracted to the idea of working here.

“I wanted to be a part of the best of the best,” he said.

Posin is not just a techie, but a foodie and a family guy as well. Dahan noted that Posin’s face lights up when he talks about his wife and 22-month-old son, Noah.

The family enjoys spending time together in their home garden, which includes a plethora of different fruits and vegetables.