Objective

As an expert in the integration of technology in education, I will improve educational outcomes and equity for all students by providing a cutting edge environment to prepare students for college and career readiness.

Education

Master of Science in Educational Administration, Eastern Illinois University

Bachelor of Science in Education, Eastern Illinois University

Business Experience

2006-Present, Co-Founder and Consultant

Recess Technology Educational Consulting Incorporated

Founded a successful technology consulting firm that provides the most current training to teachers and administrators from beginners to most advanced tech savvy educators struggling to keep up with the changing environments. Recess TEC has been cited for its ability to influence educators and instill confidence because as educators we understand the real world challenges of the classroom.

 

2001-2008, Consultant/Author

Learning Resources Incorporated

Write and edit teacher guides for various products as well as test and consult on educational products, toys and games.

Education Experience

2011-Present, Director

Tuscola CUSD #301

K-12 Director of Technology

Cross Country Coach

www.tuscolacusd301.org

2005-2011, Teacher

Tuscola CUSD #301

4th Grade Self-Contained Classroom Teacher

Archived Classroom Website: http://localweb.tuscola.k12.il.us/ssmith/index.htm

1998-2005, Teacher

Charleston CUSD #1

6th Grade Math and Science Team Teacher

7th and 8th Summer School Remedial Math and Language Teacher

Professional Affiliations

2018 - Present

Illinois PK-12 Digital Learning Advisory Council

 

The Learning Technology Centers, in partnership with the Illinois State Board of Education, have created the PK-12 Digital Learning Advisory Council. The Council is a new initiative from the Learning Technology Centers to further the development, implementation, and  refinement of Illinois’ digital learning and educational technology priorities and supports. A primary goal of this council is to foster conversations and partnerships in order to promote equitable access, digital learning programs, partnerships, and support systems that ensure equitable opportunities for all students.

2018-Present

Illinois Technology Purchase Program Advisory Council

Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) is committed to providing equal access for all Illinois schools seeking technology resources and services, through evaluated vendors while offering cooperative based savings.

2016 - 2018

Illinois Century Network Advanced Engineering Task Force Advisory Council

 

The ICN Policy Committee established the Advanced Engineering Task Force Advisory Council in order to advance relationships with K-12 schools, community colleges, four year colleges, universities, libraries, museums, hospitals, local, county, and state governments, and other communities to better meet our common objectives in advancing the use of technology and networking in the state of Illinois.

Certificates
Illinois Type 03 - K-8 General Education with Middle School Mathematics Endorsement
Illinois Type 75 - Administrative
Level 1 & 2 Google Certified Educator
Google Certified Trainer

Memberships

International Society of Technology in Education

SMART Exemplary Educator Network

STAR Discovery  Educator Network

Awards
Education is the Key Award—ROE #11
Turning Technologies Grant Recipient
Best Buy TEACH Award
Ameren SMARTBoard Grant Recipient

References
Provided upon request