Director of Technology

Marburn Academy operates in a MAC environment. This position provides onsite support and leadership of the school’s technology program in three distinct areas. The first is the management of the technology infrastructure through a third party consultant. The second is the identification, development and implementation of cutting technology to enhance our students’ creativity, productivity, access to curriculum, and executive function skills. And the third is the development of a faculty culture around technology through effective delivery of professional development.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Technology Infrastructure

Manage the relationship with the selected third party consultant to assure the ongoing maintenance and upgrading of the school’s technology infrastructure including the development of upgrade and improvement plans; research and evaluation of necessary upgrades; assuring technology disaster recovery plans are developed and updated; and maintaining inventories of technology equipment. Additionally, responsible for developing and implementing systems and guidelines for orderly and reliable workflow in response to Tech Requests.

Technology Initiatives

Serves as a strong advocate for 21st century skills and technology integration implementing strategies for initiating and sustaining technology innovation in the classroom. Disseminates information regarding technology resources, emerging technologies, best practices using technology and professional development opportunities.

  • Identification, development and implementation of technology to enhance our students’ creativity, productivity, access to curriculum, and executive function skills
  • Determine AT (Assistive Technology) needs and make recommendations to the Senior Leadership Team for appropriate purchases.
  • Conduct AT evaluations on all incoming students to ensure that their AT needs are identified and met before they begin classes.
  • Conduct AT evaluations on outgoing students as they transition to college, the workforce or other post-secondary settings.
  • Ensure that appropriate AT tools are loaded on student computers and that students can use them effectively.
  • Teach technology classes in all grade levels.
  • Spend time in teacher classrooms, observing lessons and student activities and make recommendations/offering one-to-one tutoring on the integration of helpful technology tools and strategies for learning support.

Faculty Culture and Professional Development

Work collaboratively with the leadership team and teachers to develop the technology strategy and direction for the school. Implement selected technology tools and train staff and parents in the effective use of these tools. Build meaningful and purposeful technology tools into the school’s curriculum.

  • Conduct ongoing professional development related to effective integration of technology into the classroom for faculty.
  • Support teachers in presenting workshops on technology both internally and externally.
  • Conduct parent and community education sessions for adults interested in learning more about the school’s technology program and services.
  • Ensure that parents are informed of the nature and uses of software that is installed on student computers.
  • Conduct meetings with faculty regarding new students and discuss effective and appropriate AT tools for that student.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in a MAC environment
  • Training and experience in technology/curriculum integration
  • Ability to work under pressure in order to meet deadlines
  • Work productively with minimal supervision
  • Manage multiple tasks and priorities/possessing strong organizational skills
  • Good communication skills – written, verbal and interpersonal
  • Maintain professional standards, demeanor and ethics at all times

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelors Degree in a related field
  • 5+ years of experience
  • Experience in a school setting preferred
  • Knowledge of students with learning disabilities preferred