Verdi Huffman

  • Gainesville US-GA

Work History

Work History
Jul 2006 - Present

Instructional Technology Specialist

Jackson County School System

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and facilitate the integration of technology by faculty, staff and students.
  • Develop and conduct technology-based professional development courses for school and system level employees.
  • Provide instructional and technical support to teachers, administrators, support personnel and students in the use of various productivity software programs, system services, online tools and hardware.
  • Provide instructional and technical support for classroom interactive systems including Activboards, Smart Boards, student response systems, pads/tablets/personal devices and digital projection systems.
  • Collaborate with users of informational technology resources for instructional and administrative purposes.
  • Develop user documentation guides for software and hardware.
  • Manage Jackson County Comprehensive High School and Instructional Technology Support Services Websites.
  • Provide leadership and guidance in technology purchasing decisions.
  • Coordinate and manage state mandated End of Course Tests (EOCT) for online testing.
  • Provide teacher/administrative support for Infinite Campus, Web-based student information and grading system.
  • Provide user support (students and parents) for Campus Portal.
  • Provide teacher and student support for use of system services including: Novell Teaming (virtual collaborative workspaces), Achievement Series (benchmark testing), Read 180 (reading intervention program), MediaCast (on-demand video streaming), NetTrekker, United/Discovery Streaming, USA Test Prep, GroupWise and Webmail, Apex Learning (online learning system) and Georgia OAS (Online Assessment System).
  • Address and resolve HelpDesk tickets.
  • Manage all technology equipment checkout systems.
  • Conduct annual technology inventory.
  • Serve on the following committees; TAA (Teachers as Advisors), School Leadership Team, Parent Involvement and Technology (school & system levels).

Collaborate with and assist other school-based instructional technologist.

Aug 2002 - Dec 2005

Adjunct Instructor

Shorter College


·Developed and taught EDU 2950, a pre-service teacher technology course for education majors.

·Developed course materials and Web enhanced version of EDU 2950 Teacher Technology.

May 2004 - Jul 2005

Educational Consultant

Georgia Professional Standards Commission


·Served as a liaison between the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and Georgia institutions of higher education, Regional Education Service Agencies and other agencies offering teacher preparation programs.

·Help plan, develop and implement the Electronic Annual Approved Program Reporting System; an online database for the collection of institutional and program data related to the state approval and accreditation of teacher preparation programs.

·Help plan, develop and implement the Georgia Beginning Teacher Assessment. The assessment measures knowledge, skills and dispositions of beginning teachers.

·Developed training materials, wrote documentation for online help systems, and conduct on-site training and project implementation assistance for the Electronic Annual Approved Program Reports, the Georgia Beginning Teacher Assessment and program assessment.

·Developed training materials and provided in-house training on software applications.

Developed training materials and provided training on TEAS (Teacher Education Assessment System) and was involved with its customization for use by Georgia, institutions of higher education. The training was designed to provide PSC staff members a certain level of expertise in providing support to IHEs using TEAS.

Aug 1999 - Apr 2004

Instructional Technology Specialist

Georgia Dept. of Education


·Responsible for designing, developing and conducting technology-based courses to meet the professional staff development needs of K-12 instructional and administrative personnel throughout Georgia.

·Co-designer and coordinator of the PROMOTE Georgia a 2002 DOE state-wide initiative. The project incorporates educational philosophies and practices that encourage higher-order thinking, such as constructivist learning, cooperative learning, inquiry, problem-based and project-based learning.

·Collaborated with other instructional staff to author software guides and training materials that cultivate a curricular-based approach to integrating technology and designed to elevate teachers’ and school/system administrators’ levels of technology integration.

·Provided ongoing support and consultative services to classroom teachers and administrators.

·Assisted school systems in writing their system technology plans.

·Served as project manager for the JASON Project in Northwest Georgia and provided training to participating science teachers.

·Trained, managed and supervised site based InTech redelivery teams within our service region.

·Conducted workshops and presented concurrent sessions at Georgia’s two primary state technology conferences, the Technology Leadership Conference and the Georgia Educational Technology Consortium Conference.

·Provided technical support for three instructional computer labs with 25 stations each and an auditorium (250 maximum seating capacity) used for large group presentations and events.

·Served as a co-state partner and project manager for the ThinkQuest program throughout Georgia.

·Coordinated a regional Technology Consortium, membership was comprised of school system technology directors and leaders.


Aug 1978 - Aug 1979


University of Michigan
Aug 1973 - May 1978


Ball State University