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Raymond Reitz

Director of IT, Finance & Administration, UNC

  • Chapel Hill NC

Major Competencies

  • Directing the development and implementation of instructional and communication technology support systems.
  • Supervising and coordinating instructional and administrative technology support services.
  • Focusing on simple, supportable, and flexible solutions that lead to the accomplishment of organizational goals.
  • Serving as a change agent in creating innovative uses of technology in educational and business environments.

Work History


Director of Information Technology, Finance & Administration Division

University of North Carolina 

Lead the IT operations of the largest administrative unit on the UNC-CH campus within the Division of Finance & Administration, as well as overseeing IT operations with a campus-wide impact. Current priority is to refine and implement the Division's IT strategic plan and work in partnership with the university's executive technology team to transform Finance & Administration's IT organization into a proactive, business driven, customer-focused, strategic secure organization.


Chief Technology Officer

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, Chapel Hill, NC

Served on the Executive Team as the district's chief technology administrator. Provided vision and leadership of the district’s technology strategic plan. Directed the development, implementation, operation, monitoring, and evaluation of technology initiatives. Coordinated technology implementation in new building projects. Coordinated web development, staff development initiatives, community access programs, technology budget, district infrastructure development, system maintenance, and growth issues.


Director of Technology

Westfield Washington School Corporation and the America Schools 2000 Project, Westfield, IN

Directed the creation of a national showcase for technology applications. Provided leadership to technology support staff, district administrators, and faculty. Coordinated the work of several corporate partners during the development and installation of a voice, data, and video infrastructure for this emerging community.


Supervisory Instructional Systems Specialist

U.S. Department of Defense, Indianapolis, IN

Served as civilian technical consultant in the areas of analysis, design, development, and production of training and promotional products. Supervised a staff of designers/developers who created interactive, computer-based training, and video productions for a variety of government clients. Served as contract manager for development/production contracts and as a liaison between commercial contractors and the government.


Associate Faculty

Indiana University, Division of Instructional Systems Technology, Bloomington, IN

Served as Adjunct Faculty in the graduate program in Instructional Systems Technology. Taught  graduate courses in instructional technology and product development at the Indianapolis campus.


Research Editor

Phi Delta Kappa, Center for Evaluation, Development, and Research, Bloomington, IN

Served as contracted researcher and editor for PDK's Center on Evaluation, Development, and Research. Served as publication editor and section author for the creation of eight Hot Topics Series publications marketed to the education market.


Program Supervisor

Indiana University, Learning Resources, Bloomington, IN

Supervised and coordinated personnel and projects in six instructional support centers. Served as faculty consultant and project director for the design and production of media products marketed by the university. Also supervised a research-based media production facility. Worked with biology and medical science researchers on the development of graphic and photographic materials for publications and presentations.



Ed.D. in Instructional Systems Technology

Indiana University

M.S. in Instructional Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology

B.A. in Communications / Journalism

State University of New York, College at Buffalo

Recent Professional Development

Precision Q+A

Vervago, 2014.  Precision Q+A™ is a methodology for improving analytic thinking and workplace discussion through asking focused, precise questions and pairing them with targeted, concise answers. Using focused questions and targeted answers yields faster problem solving, more efficient meetings, and deeper analysis.

Facilitative Leadership

Interaction Associates, 2012.  Explores the relationship between leadership and participation and offers a proven method for turning obstacles into opportunities. Seven Leadership Practices provide a framework for improving the effectiveness of team, project, and organizational leaders.

Becoming the Totally Responsible Person

TRP Enterprises, Inc., 2012.  Engaged this group during the State’s economic downturn to increase morale and help individuals internalize the understanding that we can all learn to be positive, productive, and effective, no matter what the circumstances.

Project Management

Global Knowldge, Inc., 2011.  Attended with all members of our IT Team. Fundamentals of project management: How to initiate, plan, and execute a project that meets objectives and satisfies stakeholders.

Peak Performance & Complex Lives

Bell Leadership Institute, 2010.  How to Live a Rewarding Life While Working at an Optimal Level.

Achievers I and II: Lead Like an Achiever – Build Great Results

Bell Leadership Institute, 2009 & 2010. The fundamental skills for success that produce great leadership performance.  Skill sets to change yourself, others, your team, and your organization.

Langford Quality Learning

Langford International, Inc., 2010.  Applies statistical thinking, human interaction techniques, and philosophies of Quality to the learning environment.  It incorporates brain research, current learning, and teaming concepts and techniques, as well as effective uses of technology to improve learning environments.

Building a High Performing Team

Bell Leadership Institute, 2009.  Key principles and specific actions to build high performing teams.

Resolving Public Disputes

University of North Carolina, School of Government, 2004.  Negotiation skills and responses to conflict, strengthening group facilitation, collaboration, and problem-solving.

Technology Design and Construction

Other Projects that were Rewarding and Fun...

Going Google

Led one of the first implementations of Google Apps in a public school district in North Carolina. As an early adopter, we needed to overcome internal resistance to change. This quick video and site were created to address many of the reservations connected to this change.

Development of Organizational Long Range Plans

Served on the Executive Team to plan and execute a collaborative process involving community stakeholders to develop several strategic plans for long range goals and accountability.  The most recent plan engaged over 250 citizens in a community workshop and numerous committees throughout the year-long process.

Creation of Technology Strategic Plans

Led the development of technology plans meeting Federal, State, and local requirements. Created a blended model on the most recent plan that combined live community stakeholder meetings, teleconferences, and web-based workgroups in creating the vision, goals, objectives, and a simple status report for the plan.

Annual Kick-Off Event Coordination

Coordinated the annual kick-off event for 1,800+ new staff each year. This included annual theme development, event logistics, content creation, and the production of an opening video highlighting the CEO’s theme and entrance.

100 Years of CHCCS

Coordinated the production of a series of short on-line videos commemorating the Centennial of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.

A Sampling of Awards, Honors, Service, Presentations

Served on the Governor's North Carolina, eLearning Commision, 2013.

Center for Digital Education and the National School Boards Association (NSBA) Top 10 US School Districts in Digital Technology Award, 2010.

Served on the North Carolina Virtual Public Schools Technology Advisory Committee,  2009-13.

Served on the North Carolina K12 Shared Services Advisory Board – a partnership between MCNC, NC State, and the Department of Public Instruction, 2009-13.

Served on the National School Boards Association 2004 Technology and Learning Conference Planning Board, 2004.

Growing Pains – Piloting a Statewide Information System is Difficult But Worth the Effort,  Raymond Reitz and Christina Winter, American School Board Journal, September 2004.

Access for All:  Providing Home-School Connectivity, National School Boards Association Technology and Learning Conference, Anaheim, California, October 2003.

So Much Work, So Little Time: Project Planning in K-12 Schools,  National School Boards Association Technology and Learning Conference, Anaheim, California, October 2003.

In the Arena Award, Center for Digital Education,, Folsom, CA, March 2003.

Administrator's Guide to Technology, Editorial Board, Aspen Publishers, ISBN: 0-8342-1884-4, January, 2001.

Essential Conditions for Successful Technology Planning, American Association of School Administrators National Conference on Education, San Francisco, California, March 2000.

Served on the American Association of School Administrators Technology Efficient District – Technical Assistance Center (TED-TAC) Steering Committee, 1998-2001.

Promising Technology Model Award, National Award Winner (3 in nation), American Association of School Administrators, 1999.

Served on the National Compaq Computer Corporation K-12 Advisory Board,  1997-1998.

Exploring the Dynamics of Change Through the Implementation of Technology,  North Central Association National Conference presentation, Chicago, Illinois, March 1996.

School - Business Partnerships, Indiana Association of School Principals’ Conference presentation, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 1995.

Developing a State-of-the-Art Technology Program: The Top 10 Lessons Learned,  North Central Association National Conference presentation, Chicago, Illinois, March 1995.

Networking Your School, Indiana Computer Educators State Convention presentation, Indianapolis, Indiana, January 1995.

Thoughts on Technology in Education, GTE GIFT (Growth Initiative for Teachers) Fellowship Program kickoff presentation, Boston, Massachusetts, July 1994.

Creating the Vision for a State-of-the Art Technology Infrastructure, Breaking the Mold Leadership Conference presentation, America 2000 Initiative, GTE North, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, November 1993 and April 1994.

Technology is Key to Reform, Cooley, V. and Reitz, R., Chapter Nine in Education Reform:  A National Perspective, Business and the Schools, InfoMedia Inc., February 1993.

American School 2000:  Westfield’s Technology Initiative,  Heier, J., Cooley, V., & Reitz, R., Technology Horizons in Education (THE) Journal, v. 20, no. 10, May 1993.