Director of Technology
Wise County Public Schools
With 20 years experience that includes classroom teacher, technology coordinator, principal, and technology director, I have been on this joyous ride as technology has advanced at all levels of education. Currently serving as the Director of Technology for Wise County Public Schools, I lead a technology team that serves 5,500 students in rural Southwest Virginia. I represent our region on several boards at the local, regional, and state level. One of these boards is VSTE, where I have served for three years now. I am thankful to be part of the VSTE Board of Directors as it is a progressive organization that works hard for educators and students, and I hope to continue this work!
Vision for VSTE
As VSTE continues to grow, I want to see us continue to evolve our current projects while positioning ourselves to foster more relationships with other state organizations such as the Virginia Association of State Superintendents, as well a our principal associations, to garner more support for our work as this will enhance the support of our current initiatives and further enhance the experiences of our wonderful educators!
First and foremost, I am the proud father of 4 children ranging in ages from 17 - 2, which drives my commitment to do all I can to enrich educational experiences in our area. My experience in education has been an interesting one. I began teaching technology and keyboarding at a PK-7 school that was part of a very small school division (800 students), which also meant that I was asked to support the technology in that school. I found myself moved to the high school to teach business courses while serving as the division’s Technology Coordinator until I became the Director of Technology after 4 years in the classroom. I eventually decided to pursue a principal position at the elementary/middle school where my career started, and after successfully acquiring that job was informed that I would remain the technology director as well. After four years, I accepted my current position with Wise County Public Schools as their Director of Technology. During my five years of service to Wise County, I have been able to serve my division as well as others in the region and state by serving on various boards such as the state’s K-12 Learning Infrastructure Program (KLIP) and VSTE.