Essex Agricultural and Technical High School
Reporting directly to district Superintendent-Director, provide executive oversight of comprehensive department and technology functions for multi-academy high school, school district, and vocational school with 1,450 students.
Director of Technology
Drive significant, organization-wide technology enhancements and act as strategic leader, continually evaluating existing infrastructure and developing solutions to enhance educational capabilities and efficiency. Manage multiple, competing priorities and deadlines, directing project from concept to completion while monitoring cost containment and timelines. Collaborate across hierarchies and functions, interfacing with various senior district / school leaders, government agents, and vendors to achieve objectives and deliver results on time within strict standards. Interface with diverse student population and faculty to assess needs and provide classroom technologies. Create documentation and reports essential to capture funding and meet governmental compliance.
Key Projects and Achievements:
- Orchestrate technology activities during state-sponsored merger with two other schools into a new, multimillion-dollar complex, managing all technical initiatives to build highly effective infrastructure while ensuring efficiency, technological redundancy, and cost containment.
- Plan and implement upgrades to network and systems to improve security, storage capacity, and data management, as well as transferring POS and student information to new hardware and software.
- Spearhead private cloud initiative, creating new infrastructure to allow students to access programs and documents from anywhere with computer / internet access, resulting in more flexibility, connectivity, and enhanced data collection from students in the field.
- Successfully enhance teacher capabilities by transferring all grade reporting to electronic system and instituting new system to allow instructors to teach courses online.