Assistant Superintendent, Londonderry School District
Scott is the Assistant Superintendent for the Londonderry (NH) School District. In this role he is a visionary, leader, and advocate in the area of integrated STEM education. Scott serves on the SERESC STEM Advisory Committee and is the NH representative to the College Board’s New England Regional Council. A former teacher of high school English, Scott has published articles, short stories, and a novel. He enjoys landscape painting, travel, and is an avid fisherman. Prior to moving to Londonderry, Scott served as the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for the Gilford (NH) School District and prior to that he was the principal of Moultonborough (NH) Central School. He has a BA from the University of New Hampshire, a Master of Education and CAGS in Educational Leadership and Administration both from Plymouth State University.
Scott shares her experiences and expertise in the following sessions:
Thursday ~ Shiny Widgets: Leading Tech Innovation without a Technology Background
Examine various strategies by which educational leaders can move beyond the limits of their own knowledge of technology to fully realize the possibilities inherent in new instructional tools. Most systems and building level leaders work hard to remain current in new instructional tools, and yet with the constant developments of new and more effective instructional technology, 'remaining current' may not be enough. How are school leaders to support and encourage innovation in educational technology that they may only partially understand? It is possible - but only with a fundamental shift in perspective and in some cases in the way in which we structure our work each day. Chasing fads simply isn't enough - there are far too many to chase. This district administrator offers strategies and resulting practices that encourage educational leaders to examine the ways in which they approach the integration of instructional technology. The outcome is an approach that allows them to work effectively within their means, while encouraging ongoing exploration and innovation.