Q + A with Max Beron, HRS Director of Technology

"Approaching education with a student-focused vision in decision making is very rewarding for me.” Get to know our new Director of Technology.

Q: What can you share with us about your background?
A: I started my career in educational technology in the summer of 2002 in New York City. I worked at the Churchill School until 2015 where I spent my final four years as the Technology Director. In 2015, I relocated and accepted a job in Southern California where I spent the last six years as the Director of Technology and Operations at two different schools.

Q: What attracted you to HRS?
The Churchill School in NYC was a school focused on children with learning differences, similar to HRS. Approaching education with a student-focused vision in decision making is very rewarding for me. I am excited to be joining a community with a mission to help students find ways of learning that work for them.

Q: What most inspires and excites you about working in technology and in a school?
I enjoy seeing how students can accomplish their goals by using the right technology for the task.

Q: What is a challenge you look forward to tackling this year?
I am excited for the challenge of preparing and implementing the technology for the new middle school building. Increasing access to our program is going to benefit so many more families and students.

Q: What is your favorite technology tool or activity?
My favorite tool is my iPhone because I can do almost everything on it! And, I love it when I get the opportunity to play the video game MLB The Show.

Q: What is one thing you hope to accomplish this year?
I hope to strengthen the support and learning of technology for our students, faculty, and staff. This will be a discovery year for me; asking lots of questions, doing research, having conversations, and learning how technology can overlay with the overall future vision for the school. Technology can be used to streamline processes and make the operation run more smoothly.

Q: What is something you are proud of?
I am proud of my career and all I have been able to accomplish in supporting independent schools around the country.


Favorite Food: Pizza

Favorite color: Red

Favorite animal: My dog, Ralph!

Favorite movie: No favorite movie, but I’m always down for a light hearted comedy. I enjoy musical Theater. My favorite show is RENT, with Hamilton as a close second.

Favorite book: Harry Potter

Favorite place to travel: Since moving out west, Hawaii