Résumé

Matt J. Fuller

mjfuller@mac.com
mattjfuller.com
@mattjfullertech

Highlights

  • Published original research paper Click to Agree: Policies Impacting a One-to-One Mobile Learning Environment (2014) on Apple Books.
  • Published original research paper Slide to Unlock: Creating a Technology-Integrated Environment for Our Students (2013) on Apple Books.
  • Published original research paper Tap the Screen: Technology Integration in Our Students’ Lives (2012) on Apple Books.
  • Apple Distinguished Educator (2007).
  • Experienced school district technology director, professional development author, digital media creator, presenter, musician, and lifelong learner.

Educational Technology Leadership

Assistant Superintendent for Technology & Innovation
July 1, 2014–present
Barrington Community Unit School District 220
Barrington, IL

  • Lead instructional and operational technology for K–12 school district with approximately 9,000 students in Chicago’s northwest suburbs.
  • Serve on District Executive Council representing technology in the planning for district plans, initiatives, and goals.
  • Create and implement strategy for the deployment, maintenance and use of technology to support instructional and administrative activities of the district.
  • Recruit, retain, and develop a team of technology professionals with deep knowledge of content areas and understanding of how technology supports and enhances the process of teaching and learning.
  • Established and chair the District Technology Committee.
  • Lead groups that gather feedback and disseminate information about the effective use of technology.
  • Prioritize the work of the technology staff by developing long-term technology plans informed by the goals of the district and the needs of the staff, students, and parents.
  • Develop and maintain processes for technology procurement that include clearly defining requirements and evaluation, and maintain vendor relationships.
  • Keep abreast of emerging and changing technology.
  • Provide ledership to support technology operations of district departments (e.g., Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, Business).
  • Implement and maintain a technology resource planning and budgeting process aligned with the district’s strategic plan.
  • Develop the skills and relationships necessary to lead change in the district.
  • Promote the application of technology to address the diverse needs of students and maximize student learning.
  • Create and enforce technology standards for systems, development, and software to ensure new and existing technology can be effectively supported and maintained.
  • Explore new technologies for future planning and potential implementation by leveraging vendor relationships, professional development, and professional publications.
  • Guide district policy, procedures, and professional development on legal matters related to the use of technology (e.g., copyright/fair use, privacy).


Director of Technology

2008–2014
The Winnetka Public Schools District 36
Winnetka, IL

  • Provided leadership for technology-enabled teaching and learning across all curricular areas.
  • Provided support for technology-enabled district operations.
  • Wrote and delivered professional development programs for teachers, staff, and administrators.
  • Engaged in strategic planning process with parents, community members, staff, and students.
  • Planned and implemented year-one rollout of One-to-One Mobile Learning Initiative using iPads in Grades 1–8.
  • Chaired District Technology Committee.
  • Led district technology team supporting over 1,600 students and 400 teachers, staff, and administrators using over 1,500 devices (Mac computers, laptops, iPads, and other devices) on electronic networks (Cisco) and servers (Mac OS X Server).
  • Worked collaboratively with district communications facilitators to develop print materials, websites, videos, podcasts, and other media.
  • Supervised Data Center serving five buildings in a primarily Mac environment.


Director of Information & Instructional Technology

2006–2008
Community Consolidated School District 62
Des Plaines, IL

  • Engaged in Master Planning initiative for continuous improvement in teaching and learning.
  • Led Instructional Technology Subcommittee.
  • Planned and implemented technology systems for approximately 4,600 students, teachers, and administrators in primarily Mac environment.
  • Supervised the administration of electronic networks (Cisco), servers (Mac OS X Server), and database systems (FileMaker Pro) supporting over 5,000 users.
  • Supervised repair and maintenance of all district technology systems.
  • Designed and supervised district website and intranet site.
  • Implemented, designed, and maintained online professional development resources.


Director of Information & Instructional Technology

2005–2006
Community Consolidated School District 181
Hinsdale, IL

  • Worked collaboratively with building and district staff to integrate technology into curriculum.
  • Planned, wrote, and implemented technology professional development activities for all staff.
  • Supervised administration of electronic networks (Cisco) and servers (Mac OS X Server) supporting over 4,400 users.
  • Supervised the administration of over 1,900 workstations including desktop and laptop computers in primarily Mac environment.
  • Supervised the administration of PowerSchool student information system.
  • Supervised the repair and maintenance of all district technology systems.
  • Maintained district website; created and maintained district intranet site.


Director of Technology & Media Services

2000–2005
Wilmette Public Schools District 39
Wilmette, IL

  • Collaborated with district administrative team, technology teachers, and librarians to effectively infuse technology and media into the district’s curriculum.
  • Supervised district technology staff.
  • Supervised the administration of electronic networks (Cisco) and servers (Mac OS X Server) supporting over 3,700 users.
  • Supervised the administration of over 1,300 workstations including desktop and laptop computers in primarily Mac environment.
  • Implemented and supervised PowerSchool student information system and provided ongoing training and support.
    Supervised repair and maintenance of all district technology systems.
  • Managed school library media centers and implemented Alexandria Library System.
  • Led professional development sessions in Curriculum Focused Technology Infusion (CFTI).
  • Designed and produced printed media, digital media, and videos for district communications.
  • Designed, developed, and maintained district website.


Director of Media & Technology

1999–2000
Nagel Middle School, Forest Hills School District
Cincinnati, OH

  • Planned, supervised, and administrated network of 300 Mac computers.
  • Led professional development sessions in technology integration.
  • Designed and produced print media, digital media, and video for building events.
  • Managed Media Center with over 6,000 holdings.
  • Designed and maintained building website.
  • Managed and provided training for online video retrieval system.


Technology Coordinator

1995–1999
Brookwood School District 167
Glenwood, IL

  • Maintained hardware and software for over 130 Mac computers.
    Designed, implemented, and administrated district electronic networks among five buildings.
  • Led professional development sessions in technology integration.
  • Designed Internet-based interdisciplinary units.
  • Developed and implemented district technology plan and instructional goals; coauthored and received competitive Goals 2000 grant (1997–1998) in sum of $225,000.
  • Developed and implemented district technology plan and instructional goals; coauthored and received competitive Goals 2000 grant (1996–1997) in sum of $175,000.

Presentations

  • Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) Conference, Schaumburg, IL (February 2019): “Leveraging One-to-One Programs to Promote Deeper Learning with ESSA” (with Dr. Robert Hudson and Charlene Chausis of Aptakisic-Tripp District 102) and “Research and Innovative Teaching Practices” (with Peg Keiner of GEMS World Academy in Chicago) guest speaking sessions.
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference, Chicago, IL (June 2018): “‘Real Life’ Begins Here: Real-World Experiences Demonstrate a Culture of Innovation” (with Jessi Chartier and Margarita Geleske of Uncharted Learning) breakout session.
  • Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) Conference, Schaumburg, IL (February 2018): “‘Real Life’ Begins Here: Real-World Experiences Demonstrate a Culture of Innovation” (with Jessi Chartier and Margarita Geleske of Uncharted Learning) breakout session.
  • Symposium on Global Competencies, CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) Invent the Future International Conference, Chicago, IL (April 2017): “Programs to Facilitate a Global Education.”
  • Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) 2016 Annual Conference, Schaumburg, IL (May 4, 2016): “Rebuilding Staffing Plans in Times of Change” (with Tim Neubauer and Julie Strahl) breakout session.
  • Apple Leadership and Learning Event, Rosemont, IL (November 5, 2015): “One to World Program” featured speaker.
  • Illinois Education & Technology Conference (IETC), Springfield, IL (November 2013): “Slide to Unlock: Creating a Technology-Integrated Environment for Our Students” breakout session.
  • ICE Conference, St. Charles, IL (February 2013): “Tap the Screen: Technology Integration in Our Students’ Lives” breakout session.
  • IETC, Springfield, IL (November 2012): “Tap the Screen: Technology Integration in Our Students’ Lives” breakout session.
  • IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (November 2012): “Social Leadia: How Social Media Can Enrich School Communication & Leadership” (with Dr. Jeff Arnett).
  • IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (November 2011): “Social Media: Power for School Districts” (with Dr. Jeff Arnett and Jennifer Waldorf).
  • Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (INSPRA) speaker series (April 2011): “Tips & Tactics: Technology Tools” featured presentation.
  • ICE Conference, St. Charles, IL (February 2011): “Compose Yourself with GarageBand” breakout session.
  • Apple Executive Briefing Center, Chicago, IL (August 2010): “iLife” featured presentation.
  • ICE Conference, St. Charles, IL (February 2010): “Tell Your Story with iMovie ’09” full-day workshop; “Podcast Production Possibilities” breakout session.
  • INSPRA speaker series (January 2010): “Tips & Tactics: Technology in the New Decade” featured presentation.

Honors

  • Apple Distinguished Educator (Class of 2007).
  • Apple Distinguished Educators Advisory Board—North America (2017).
  • Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (INSPRA) awards for The Winnetka Public Schools (September 2012): Award of Excellence for postcard series; Award of Merit for quarterly Learners newsletter; Award of Merit for Annual Report.
  • INSPRA awards for The Winnetka Public Schools (September 2011): Award of Excellence for “Minute to Winnetka” production; Award of Merit for Adventures in Learning Summer Program design and materials; Award of Merit for district website; Award of Merit for online video series; Award of Merit for employee health and wellness fair materials; Award of Merit for Inside 36 employee newsletter; Award of Merit for Annual Report.
  • INSPRA awards for The Winnetka Public Schools (September 2009): Award of Excellence for The Winnetka Public Schools Identity & Style Manual; Award of Merit for “150 Years of Preserving and Progressing” video; Award of Merit for Annual Report.
  • INSPRA awards for District 62 (September 2008): Award of Excellence for DVD; Award of Excellence for Special Purpose Material; Award of Merit for Partners in Education newsletter.
  • INSPRA awards for District 62: Award of Excellence for video production; Award of Merit for Inside 62 monthly electronic newsletter; Award of Excellence for Annual Report; Award of Merit for Cabinet Newsletter; Award of Merit for Inside 62 monthly electronic staff newsletter (September 2007).

Music Teaching

District Band Director
1995–1999
Brookwood School District 167
Glenwood, IL

  • Conducted rehearsals and sectionals for band program (Grades 4–8).
  • Performed at concerts, festivals, graduation ceremonies, and other performances annually.
  • Worked closely with Brookwood Band Parent Organization.
  • Served as instructor at Great Lake Music Camps, Valparaiso, IN (1991, 1997, 1998).


Elementary Music Teacher

1994–1995
Mount Prospect District 57
Mount Prospect, IL

  • Composed, arranged, performed, and taught using digital music hardware and software.
  • Integrated regular classroom curriculum into music classes by collaborating with teachers.
  • Provided professional development to staff in use of technology.

Education

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
2014
National Louis University
Skokie, IL

Master of Education in Administration and Supervision
2006
National Louis University
Wheeling, IL

Bachelor of Music in Instrumental School Music Education
1993
DePauw University
Greencastle, IN