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St. Joseph School [Success Story]

Video Length - 01:54

John Knierim, director of IT from St. Joseph School in Seattle talks about how the school's Sharp multifunction printers "Just work," benefiting the teachers, staff and ultimately the 595 students who attend the school.



Video Transcription




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John Knierim (Director of IT at St. Joseph School):

The person who hired me said to me, they said John, If you take care of the teachers, you'll always have a job here. I realize that the part that I play is to try to relieve some of the struggle or the pain that the teachers, you know, sometimes the fear, even though I know that they're quite capable, I get to be the hero. I get to come in and say, hey here, let me show you how to do this. Let me make it work for you.

John Knierime, director of IT at St. Joseph School, is shown walking into the school and starting his morning routine at the school. John Knierime opens the printer to check the printer’s ink levels and then looks over a stack of print tests.

John Knierim: Out of 72 schools in the Seattle archdiocese. We are the largest. The biggest impact is money saved. At least a third of our students here are here on scholarship and any money saved can get more kids in here to get a good education.

The montage of an art mural of painted illustrations on tiles created by the students plays alongside a montage of the students doing in class activities with colored building blocks.

John Knierim: The biggest thing that IT does is deliver technology to the people in the field and in manufacturing so that we're more efficient and have a higher level of communication and visibility into the process itself.

The montage of an art mural of painted illustrations on tiles created by the students plays alongside a montage of the students doing in class activities with colored building blocks.

Jayson Lacktrup (School Teacher at St. Joseph School):

I will always start my day by coming in and I've got a plan for what I need to print out that day. Usually, it's the handouts that I need, but from time to time I'll also uh, print out my lesson plans.

Jayson Lathrup is shown putting a stack of his print on top of a pile on his desk and proceeds to take a seat.

Peggy Aman (School Teacher at St. Joseph School):

I use a lot of handouts. We try to balance the handouts with some hands on kind of work. But I always have a written component for the kids to practice on. I would find it hard pressed to teach without handing things out.

Peggy Aman is shown interacting with the LED display on the printer and printing her handouts. Following these clips are videos of the student's doing schoolwork and coloring the printouts with markers.

Jayson Lacktrup: Yeah. Well the Sharp printers, they've been very consistent as I'm planning out my lesson. I know that when I'm ready to print whatever I need, I'm not gonna have a problem.

Jayson Lacktrup is shown making a photocopy with the printer of a page in a workbook and then the students having the copy in their hands reading along as he teaches the classroom.

John Knierim: We really use the copiers to a great degree. I mean the double sided, the color printing for the color copiers, the collation, the stapling. The Sharp MFPs are easy to use. The screen will walk you through anything and and it even comes up like if there's a problem, a jam, whatever it already moves to that screen and tells you what to do next, they're far more reliable. They're faster. I think the best compliment you can give about any product is I don't really have to mess with it. But oftentimes in this industry you realize a lot of things don't just work or there are things that they don't always tell you. But these MFPs that we use here, they just work.

Another montage of different teachers using the photo copier to make copies of workbook pages and John Knierim walking through the steps on the LED display attached to the printer.

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The screen fades into a solid background with the Sharp logo fad