Jamey Cyphert -JCyphert

Introduction

I'm an Educational Technology Specialist at Union School District in Rimersburg, Pennsylvania. My primary function is to provide direction for teachers wishing to use technology in their classrooms.

Providing our students with tools to become 21st century learners needs to be at the forefront of everything we do in education. Supporting our teachers with the tools and understanding to successfully integrate a 21st century learning environment is where it all starts. Working closely with the education department, I offer technical insight and resources for effective online learning as well as integration. I use the "velvet hammer" approach, thoroughly demonstrating the benefits of a new technology to provide educators motivation to buy into the newest technology.

Additional services ranging from data center implementation to end-user support, I take a great deal of pride in offering people solutions or skills which enable them to become more effective at their job.

In addition to my work life, I deeply enjoy graphic design and web design. I have worked with a variety of businesses to establish them a web presence, improving their image, marketing their assets, as well as creating full blown e-commerce systems to generate additional revenue for them.

Achievements

  • Organized and rebuilt network infrastructure for a faster, more secure, reliable and scalable network.
  • Improved productivity by training staff and implementing new ideas.
  • Introduced server virtualization and terminal computing resulting in thousands of dollars in savings.
  • Trained over 120 district teachers on how to use educational based technology for the RIU6 based initiative called eAcademy.

Areas of Expertise

  • ESX Server Virtualization
  • VDI Environment
  • Storage Area Network
  • Linux Based VPN/Firewall Solution
  • Linux Based WebServer
  • Wireless 802.11 Infrastructure
  • Database Design/Management
  • System Analysis
  • BYOD Infrastructure
  • Cloud Based Environments
  • Education Based Technology
  • E-Rate/USAC Program

Professional Development

  • Pennsylvania Education Technology Expo & Conference (Pete&C ) - 2014

  • SAS Institute - 2013

  • Pennsylvania Education Technology Expo & Conference (Pete&C ) - 2011

  • eAcademy Instructor Course @ IU7 - 2011

  • VMware Securities @ Pittsburgh - 2010

  • TEDx @ PSU - 2010

  • Educational Leadeship Conference @ CUP - 2010

  • Moodle 1.9.3 @ IU11- 2010

  • Microsoft Server 2008 @ IU6 (Learning Tree) - 2009

  • CMP @ San Diego - 2008

  • CMP @ San Francisco - 2007

  • eBay Live @ Las Vegas - 2006

Professional Experience


Educational Technology Specialist
 

2013–Present                      Union School District                                            Rimersburg, PA

 
  • Support staff with the tools and knowledge to enable the 21st century learner
  • Train educators on the use of technology in their classrooms
  • Analyze and coordinate with the Administration to accomplish technology related goals
  • Professional Development
  • Manage all aspects of district networks including specialized applications

 


 

Information Technology Specialist

2008–2013                      Riverview Intermediate Unit #6                                            Clarion, PA

Fulfill RIU6 contract obligations to districts within the RIU6 region

Analyze and coordinate with District Administrations to accomplish technology related goals

Manage and develop Network Architecture, Datacenters, Virtual Servers and Desktops

Support and instruct district staff in all technology related matters

Manage all aspects of district networks including specialized applications

Coordinate and manage an online learning environment encompassing 7 districts

Train educators on the use of technology in their classrooms and online

  


  

Information Systems Specialist/Technology Coordinator

2006–2008                           Jefferson-Clarion Head Start, Inc.                                    Brookville, PA

In charge of all technology related purchasing and decision making

Responsible for all computer software programming and hardware related issues, including connectivity, network printing and server related matters

Responsible for staff computer trainings for improved efficiency

Manage user/administrative rights, network storage and server backups

Member of the JCHS Staff Training and Development Committee

Developed an interactive and content-rich website for parents, teachers and community

  


  

Computer/Network Technician

2001–2003                           Rice Information Services                                                      Clarion, PA

College intern position led to full time employment

Built, repaired, and upgraded computer systems for home and business users

Conducted software and hardware troubleshooting

Performed system security and malicious software / virus removal

 

Education

2000–2002                           Butler County Community College                                         Butler, PA

  • Associate in Applied Science Degree - Special Emphasis on Computer Networking/PC Specialist

Contact Me

Jamey Cyphertme
899 Paint Mills Road
Shippenville, PA 16254

814-229-two eight six nine
email: jamey [at] jcyphert [dot] com


 

Current Responsibilities

  • Assist Technology Coordinator in decision making and the direction of technology
  • Manage Layer 3 Network 
  • Manage Active Directory and Group Policies
  • Shares and Permissions
  • Login Scripting (printers/drive mapping)
  • Automated Software and Application Distribution
  • Key in running the Online Learning Program at Union School District
  • Offer professional development (1-1 or group)
  • Solution Consulting/Implementation

 


 

What people think...

What everyone thinks I do...
  • Fix broken computers
  • Surf the Internet to find sites to block
  • Spy on their Internet activity
  • Run wires and play with laptops
What I think I do...
  • Build technology infrastructure that allows users positive and efficient experiences
  • Instill technology confidence in users
  • Manage network policy to align to standards/requirements
  • And yes, occasionaly fix broken computers

 


 

Extracurricular

Technology Advisor
  • Major Development Company
  • Accounting Firm
  • Vehicle Auto Body Shop
  • Technology Reseller

  

W. Pa VMware User Group (VMUG)
  • This is an "everything VMware user group"
  • Social forum for new virtualization tools based on the VMware platform
  • PLC opportunity

 

Piney Lake Advisory Committee
  • Provide a forum for the expression of concerns regarding recreational use of the lake
  • Provide comment on existing and proposed rules, policies and procedures impacting the recreational use of the lake
  • Make recommendations to the owner and operator with respect to improving public safety and the overall enjoyment of the recreational experience at the lake

 

100% Pure Maple Syrup Production

A father, son and friend experiment that turned into a great pastime.

 

Cadence Elizabeth

Spending time with my beautiful baby girl!

 cadence


 

 

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