Résumé

mattjfuller-2016-profileMatt J. Fuller

Chicago Area (North Suburbs)
email mjfuller@mac.com
web mattjfuller.com
twitter @mattjfullertech
Facebook facebook.com/mattjfuller

Highlights

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

Educational Technology Leadership

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

  • Accepted as an Apple Distinguished Program, highlighting best practices in teaching and learning with technology devices in Barrington 220’s One to World 1:1 device program.
  • Create processes, gather data, and analyze results of district One to World program including students, teachers, administrators, and community members to continuously measure effectiveness of the program.
  • Lead technology and innovation programs for K–12 school district with approximately 9,000 students in Chicago’s northwest suburbs.
  • Serve on District Executive Council guiding district-wide teaching and learning plans, initiatives, and goals.
    Oversee instructional technology and infrastructure for the district.
  • Provide leadership for the implementation and ongoing growth of the district’s blended learning program.
  • Work with district teacher librarians to provide leadership for the district library program.
  • Recruit, retain, and develop a team of educational 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.
  • Prioritize the work of the technology and innovation team by developing long-term technology plans informed by the goals of the district and the needs of the staff, students, and parents.
  • Develop processes for technology procurement that include planning budgets, defining requirements, evaluating systems, and maintaining vendor relationships aligned with the district’s strategic plan.
  • Explore new and innovative technologies for future planning and potential implementation by leveraging vendor relationships, professional development, and professional publications.
  • Maintain Project Horsepower program partnering with Comcast to provide free Internet to free and reduced lunch program population.
  • Regularly host site visits for local, regional, and national audiences highlighting various innovative district programs, including One to World, Mobilemakers app development, and entrepreneurship programs (e.g., IncubatorEDU, FreshINC).
  • 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
2008–14
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 state-of-the-art Data Center serving five buildings in a primarily Mac environment.

Director of Information & Instructional Technology
2006–08
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
2005–06
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
2000–05
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
1995–99
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 (1997–98) in sum of $225,000.
  • Developed and implemented district technology plan and instructional goals; coauthored and received competitive Goals 2000 grant (1996–97) in sum of $175,000.

Recent Presentations

  • Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) Symposium on Global Competencies, Chicago, IL (April 3, 2017): “Programs to Facilitate A Global Education.”
  • ICE Conference, St. Charles, IL (February 2016): Apple Playground Event.
  • Apple, Inc. Education Event, Cupertino, CA (December 1, 2016): Apple Distinguished School Showcase.
  • 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.
  • Illinois Computing Educators (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.
  • Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (INSPRA) awards for The Winnetka Public Schools: Award of Excellence for postcard series, Award of Merit for quarterly Learners newsletter, Award of Merit for Annual Report (September 2012); 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 (September 2011); 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 (September 2010).
  • INSPRA awards for District 62: Award of Excellence for DVD, Award of Excellence for Special Purpose Material, Award of Merit for Partners in Education newsletter; 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
1995–99
Brookwood School District 167
Glenwood, IL

  • Conducted rehearsals and sectionals for all bands (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
1994–95
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