Rich Platts

using today's technology to develop practical skills for the future

Profile

School should be the place where every student and teacher are actively using appropriate current and emerging tools to develop the student skills that make them responsible, creative and flexible leaders of tomorrow.

Skills

Educational Technology

I have leadership experience in the technical aspects of school operations as well as the curricular and instructional technology needs. This skill set is ideal in leading and implementing an integrated 21st century curriculum for student success.

Tech Leadership & Collaboration

My Master's Degree in Public Management focused on the strategic planning, systems management, budgeting, data collection and analysis, and curriculum integration skills that play a key role in bringing together the Educational Technology and IT needs of a district.

Modern Infrastructure Supports Learning

My experience in evaluating a new environment, and developing and executing a multi-year plan has given me an outstanding background that will aid me in supporting any district's needs.

Strengths

  • Educational Leadership
  • 21st Century Curriculum Design
  • Infrastructure Planning & Design
  • Goal-oriented
  • Data Analysis
  • Strategic Planning
  • Engineering & Design
  • Grant Writing
  • Blended Learning Systems
  • Core Data Systems
  • Web Design, Management
  • Student Performance Reporting
  • Electronics and Microcontrollers
  • Fab Lab Development
  • Professional Development
  • HVAC / Security / Door Access
  • Windows / OSX / Linux
  • Open Source Software

Education

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Master of Arts in Teaching - Foreign Language

4.0 GPA

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Arts

3.54 GPA

Dual Major - Germanic Languages and Literatures and Hispanic Languages and Literatures
Certificate - Center for Western European Studies

Experience

South Park School District

Director of Technology

2013 - Present

I lead the School District Technology Department where I am responsible for the district's IT and educational technology infrastructure. During my tenure at South Park School District, I led numerous efforts to modernize the district's software and hardware infrastructure to support modern instructional best practices.

  • Novell Networks to Windows Domain Migration
  • Implementation of Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Physical to Virtual Datacenter Migration
  • Adoption and implementaion of Google Apps for Education
  • Planning & deployment of one-to-one program
  • Evaluation, Migration and Implementation of Student Infomation System / Data Warehouse / IEPPlus

Upper St. Clair School District

Teacher - German and Spanish

Certified Instructional Technology Specialist

2004 - 2013

I taught middle school German at Fort Couch Middle School, where I actively piloted and implemented BlendedSchools in my classroom. I was actively involved in the implementation of the District's Strategic Plan, development of a 21st-century curriculum, professional development and technology coaching. I administer several schoolwide technology systems. I acted as a building technology coach and collaborated frequently with my colleagues.

  • Professional Development Committee
  • Professional Development Workgroup
  • Technology Mission Team
  • Global Education Committee
  • Curriculum Committee
  • Data Analysis and Management Team

University of Pittsburgh

Adjunct Instructor

Fall 2005

I taught Technology in Foreign Language Education to MAT students. Coursework included the use of digital resources, multimedia editing and website development.

Mount Lebanon High School

Intern - German and Spanish

2003-2004

I worked as an intern at Mt. Lebanon High School for the entire school year. My duties included teaching a German 1 and Spanish 2 class for the entire year. I taught a German 3 section for one semester. I staffed a computer and writing lab support position for the second half of the year.

Professional

Student Data Systems Consulting

Client references available upon request.

2016

Allegheny County Regional Wide Area Network

Rebid and Steering Committee Member

2015-2016

Sprout Fund - Pittsburgh City of Learning

Badges for Learning - Coding and Gaming Workgroup

2015

USCSD-Apple Executive Briefing Team

Member

May 2012

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

Member

2009 - Present

Three Rivers Educational Technology Conference (TRETC)

Presenter - Building a Professional Learning Network Using Twitter and Other Tools

2009

Three Rivers Educational Technology Conference (TRETC)

Attendee

2006-2010

Rich Platts — mrplatts@mrplatts.com — (412) - 267-7424