Helena School District Safety & Security Developer
As a member of the HSD1 Technology Department, Jim Daanen is responsible for the systems that keep Helena’s school buildings safe from threats and accessible to students, staff, and the community. Across eighteen district sites, he manages more than 300 controlled-access doors, a surveillance network that covers 181 acres of district property and 1.3m sq. ft. of building space, a district-wide emergency altering system, and access credentials for 2000 users. Jim holds degrees in Information Technology Administration and Network & Infrastructure Security and is a CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist. He lives in Helena with his wife, Hannah, and two sons: Jamie (pictured – 1st Grade) and Jack (pre-K).