The McDowell County Schools Technology Department strives to inspire success by engaging students with critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration.  The entire technology team includes 21 full-time staff and covers both the technical side of things and instructional technology.



LMS Support Page for Students and Parents

LMS Support


Digital Teaching and Learning Hub

Digital Teaching and Learning Hub



MCS Technology Department
172 Lukin Street
Marion, North Carolina 28752

Technology Office

Garrett Berryhill
​Technology Director
828-652-9862 x3011

Derek Hutton
Technology Technician III
828-652-9862 x3002

Lori Biddix
Technology Technician II
828-652-9862 x3001


Jarrod Kirby
Technology Technician II
828-652-9862 x3004

Stacy Buchanan
Technology Technician II
828-652-9862 x3013

Tyler Berryhill
Technology Technician II
828-652-9862 x3003

School Based Technicians

Pearl McKinney
Technology Technician I serving MHS


Digital Learning and Innovation Team

Alyssa Kanipe
Teacher Support Coordinator

Eve Walker
Personalized and Digital Learning Coordinator

Sandi McCraw
Digital Learning and Innovation Specialist serving McDowell Early College and McDowell Academy of Innovation