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.

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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


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

 

2000–2002                           Butler County Community College                                         Butler, PA

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