Objective

To find a position that blends my knowledge of education and technology to positively affect all users in the district.  

Skills

Skills

Technology

I run everything at my current job and there's no technology that I haven't been able to master.  I'm heavy in all systems from the client, through the switch, then out to the Internet.  I spend most of my time making sure my users have a seamless, fast and safe experience while on my network.  

Work History

Work History
Oct 2010 - Present

Technology Director

Earlham Schools
  • Oversaw day-to-day technology operations for 700 users.

  • Developed 5 year technology plan.

  • Put a SMART board, and document camera in every classroom.

  • Planned and oversaw wired/wireless infrastructure renovation.

  • Developed 1:1 computing plan and oversaw it from plan phase all the way to roll out for 4 years. 

  • Helped infuse technology into every classroom.  

  • Maintain 5 Windows and 3 Mac servers as well as VMware. 

  • Manage printing, VOIP, web site, Google Docs and all other technology systems. 

  • Managed 530 computers, 160 ipads.  

  • Network was an Extreme infrastructure with a Fortigate firewall and an iBoss filter.  We used Windows Servers for networking functions like DHCP, DNS and Active Directory.  
Jun 2009 - Oct 2010

Technology Director

Carbon County Schools
  • Oversaw day-to-day technology operations.

  • Ran technology department/committee for CCSD #1.

  • Oversaw LAN/WAN operations.

  • Created and implemented technology staff development plan.  

  • Assisted in Virtual School adoption.  

  • Did maintenance of PowerSchool Oracle dB (backup, upgrades and observed general health).

  • Installed and maintained ZIS as well as worked with 3rd party vendors to ensure its general operation.

  • Implemented K-8 Internet Safety program.

  • Created technology footprint and oversaw the purchase of equipment. (SmartBoards, Clickers, document cameras, sound systems, and chassis to support it all).

  • Worked intimately with 3rd party vendors in implementing educational software like: READ 180, MAP testing, RenLearn, Education City, D2SC and others to support learning in the classroom. Many times these products required dB exports, modifications to data and system changes in order to make them work and I oversaw all of this.

  • Made modifications to network to future-proof its operation: initiative to run fiber between buildings, increased our through-put from 6mbps to 24 and using smart firewall rules to increase availability.

  • Maintained Cisco ASA firewall and iPrism Internet filter.

  • Initiated a Google Docs pilot program at the secondary level.

  • Introduced staff to using video conferencing in the classroom and was part of acquiring hardware and content dollars to support this effort.

  • Very familiar with HP switches and wireless access points.

  • Worked with staff/principals/department heads to make modification for students with special academic and language needs.

  • Piloted initiatives with emerging technologies like: pod/vodcasting, hosted apps, Kindle's in the classroom, social media and blogging.

  • Regularly trained staff on many different subjects through many different mediums.

  • A common media used was vodcasting http://www.screencast.com/users/choughton. 

  • Headed team to move to Windows network, planned project, moved assets around and acquired technology.

  • SMART Board Certified Trainer

  • Supervised staff of 4 and .5 million dollar budget.
Aug 2008 - Jun 2009

Instructional Facilitator

Carbon County Schools
  • Assisted with use of technology in the classroom.

  • Worked with all staff in enhancing teaching methods.

  • Helped students design school’s website.

  • Introduced and trained staff on CPS (clicker) systems.

  • Worked with Curriculum Director to create a viable technology plan.

Aug 2004 - Aug 2008

Teacher

Emerson-Edison Middle School
  • Taught 4 sections of computers for grades 6-8.

  • Ran the media center/supervised para staff.

  • Worked with teachers to integrate technology.

  • Purchased LCD projectors and Clicker systems and worked with staff to ensure their effective implementation.

  • Ran team to develop new curriculum. 

  • Integrated Discovery Streaming into the school. 

  • Worked in Infinite Campus for reporting.  

Education

Education

Certifications

Certifications
2014 - 2019

Iowa Coaching Endorsement

BOEE


Apr 2013 - Jun 2017

Bus Driver's Licens

Iowa DOT

Casper Admin

JAMF

ACMT

Apple/Prometric
2009 - Present

SMART Certified Instructor

SMARTtech
Apr 2005 - Apr 2010

Colorado Teaching License

Colorado


References

References

Kristin Sheffield

Jason Hammen

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Michael Wright

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