Work Experience Summary and Highlights: 24 years
Updated: 7/2016

Listed below: Affiliations, education, innovative highlights, coaching bio (baseball)

Present Affiliations:

  • Advisory Board, VTVLC: Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative. 1 year.
  • Board Member, ex-Officio Vermont Baseball Coaches Association, Inc. (VBCA)
    • see bottom section, Statewide Leadership in Baseball
  • Founder, Executive Director, 643DP Foundation, Inc. 13 years.
  • Assistant Coach, Program Advisor, Colchester Cannons Baseball.
    • American Legion affiliated
    • National tournaments: South Dakota, Tennessee, Alaska, Providence, RI.
    • VT State Championships: 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015


  • M.A. Teaching with Technology: Marlboro College Graduate School, VT
  • B.A. Union Institute and University: Educational Technology
  • University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
  • Berklee College of Music: Boston, MA
  • Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT

Director, Burlington Technical Center
Burlington School District, VT
8/2016 to present

Burlington School District, VT and Partnership for Change Initiative
8/2013 - 8/2016. 
Burlington High School and Burlington Technical Center (BTC)
  • CTE Makeover Challenge Project Coordinator
  • facility renovations at BTC
  • social media, website, and marketing refit: BTC
  • creating innovative new courses
  • create technology rich learning opportunities, inquiry and project based ed.
    • math, science, humanities, world languages, technology, music
  • helping teachers explore new pedagogical approaches
  • connect teachers with resources and innovation globally
  • create adult and student PD opportunities
  • explore new approaches to 'the school schedule'
  • teacher evaluation system advisory
  • forge partnerships between Vermont schools, businesses, and colleges
  • LMS selection committee:
    • Canvas LMS implementation / management
  • Invited to #mozfest in London, England by Mozilla and US-Ignite

Adjunct Professor: Southern New Hampshire University
Field-Based Graduate Programs in Education 2009-Present

Adjunct Professor: Marlboro Graduate School
2015 to present

Writer for Edutopia (articles)

Technology Consultant for Education and Business
1988 - present
See my consulting page

Recent Conference Presentations
  • New England ISTE, 2016
    • Vermont update and social media / web renovation. Call to collaboration
    • VT Fest 2015
      • Building a Programming Curriculum
      • Overhauling Tired Learning Spaces
    • Educon 2015


    Past Employment Highlights

    Burr and Burton Academy: 8/2005 - 8/2013

    Full-time teacher, Media and Performing Arts. Founder of the rLab

    Coursework created:
    • Tech Research: Pioneering efforts in project based education beginning in 2005. Student introduction via three subjects: how technology has impacted the news, healthcare, and education to build project ed skills. Students then explored topics of their interests and made proposals for real educational change. Students chose their own incredibly diverse projects and pursued community consultant advisors. Visits to the lab sparked other programs at Winooski (i-Lab) and and Mt. Abraham (Pathways), and other schools
    • eDesign: Digital art and web publishing. Explore yourself and your history through creative personalized art projects. Build your storytelling and visual development skills by building a personal blog to showcase your work
    • T3: Technology, Training, and Troubleshooting (Involving students in PD and Tech support). Curriculum outline published for free online
    • Social Networking: Senior Seminar: Explore difficult social media issues in today's society, develop your online presence, and learn a vast array of tools and strategies to your advantage. Created by students as part of the Tech Research class
    • Hardware and Networking course and the Technology Refurbishing Program: Over 100 workstations refurbished and given to students and families for creative use

    Awarded the Burr and Burton chapter of the Rowland Sabbatical, 2013
    Nominated by peers to take a paid teaching sabbatical over six months. Traveled to 7 different countries, over 50 schools and conducted over 300 interviews. Wrote for Edutopia along the way and am synthesizing the work into a book

    NEASC Oversight Committee 2012
    Invited to sit on the NEASC Oversight Committee. Oversight of two of the schools six committees directly and part of the oversight group that edited all reports for the school's accreditation process

    Student for a Day Project
    Teachers became 'Students for a Day!' Developed to help adults understand the student perspective on the daily schedule, this project became a viral hit on the Internet. Summaries by Ed Blogs Dangerously Irrelevant, TakePart, and my summary of the project.

    Developer and Webmaster for the school website (project chronology story).
    Chair, Technology Committee: 2005 - 2008 Academic web projects and professional development Mentor: PDP, infrastructure, access policies, internships / independent studies

    Head Coach, Burr and Burton Academy Varsity Baseball: 2006-2012
    Best record in school history over a six year period, with three appearances in the State Finals. Program development for players of all ages and adults in the community. Facility improvement initiatives including comprehensive overhaul of the youth baseball program in the Manchester, VT community
    Founded an cappella singing club 8/05 - 5/06 that spun into a more advanced choir offering in the course of studies

    District Network Services Coordinator, South Burlington School District
    1994 - 2005

    Supervised four IT Department personnel and computer hardware and software services and operational systems for 5 schools: 1100 computers, over 3000+ personnel (adults and students), and a consolidated technology infrastructure (LAN/WAN).

    • Founded and supervised the first K-12 student technology internship program in the State of VT
    • Integrated students into help desk support and training (PD) services to district employees and classroom instruction
    • Developed a cross training support model for IT staff replicated by many other schools throughout Vermont
    • Fault tolerance plans, and scalability management: Shared resources at technology conferences for other schools to improve their documentation process
    • Provided professional development classes for adults: Group and individual instruction
    • Founder of the Cisco Regional Networking Academy at SBHS, the first in New England
    • Co-Founder, organizer and emcee for the VT State K-12 IT (Pizza) Support Conference at SBHS for 7 years. Avg 150 attendees per year.
    • Hosted and managed the Vermont K-12 School-IT Listserv (four years).

    Lab Coordinator / Faculty Professional Development, Champlain Valley Union High School: 1992 - 1994
    • Faculty training and professional development
    • Computer Lab Supervisor
    • Built a narrative grading report generator (Filemaker Pro)

    Web Site Development

    I have developed / maintained / mentored the following web sites.

    Links provided for the sites I still actively maintain or advise.

    Baseball: Coaching and Sports Leadership Experience
    Full Coaching bio

    Colchester Cannons American Legion Baseball, 2004 - Present
    Bench Coach, Instruction
    State Champions: 2009, 2011, 2013
    Dedicated Community Service Award, 2015

    Junior Cannons 2015, 2016
    NLBL Champions 2015

    Burr and Burton Academy, Head Coach 2007-2012 (6 years)
    Coached the team to it's best record in school history over a six year period, with two appearances in the State Finals. Program development at the high school and youth levels, equipment and facility renovations. Took a sabbatical in 2013 and the team reached the finals that year.

    Manchester 11-12 yr Old All-Stars, 2012, 2013
    Manchester 9-10 yr Old All-Stars 2010, 2011 (VT State Champions)

    CVU Baseball, Head Coach Varsity 1996-2005 (10 years)
    Helped build CVU into a premier baseball program in Vermont. Led CVU to it's first Division I State title in the sport in 2003.

    CVU JV Baseball, Head Coach 1990-1995

    Shelburne 14-15 yr old Babe Ruth Baseball: 1990-2002
    Suburban 14-15 yr old All-Star Teams: 1990-2002
    Suburban Sr Babe Ruth: 1997

    Shelburne Middle School: 1990

    Vermont Baseball Umpire: 1988-1990
    Little league, 13-15 yr old JV, Varsity and Collegiate Umpire

    Statewide Leadership in Baseball

    Vermont Baseball Coaches Association (VBCA): 1990- Present

    • Board Member 2012 - present, ex-officio role since 2013
    • Executive Director, 2005-2012
    • Web designer, site maintenance, and communications manager 2005 -2012
    • Author or Articles of Incorporation, and by-laws for the VBCA
    • President of the VBCA, 2003-2005
    • Vice President of the VBCA, 2001-2003
    • Executive Committee Member since 1994
    • Twin State (VT High School Senior All-Star Game) Selection Committee
    • Twin State Coach 1999-2000
    • VT High School Baseball Championship Committee
    • VT High School Championships Organization / Workgroups: 1991-2012
    • Established first Vermont high school sports web site and first league web site in the United States

      • Brought CVU Baseball to the web, the baseball web page in Vermont. Shortly after the CVU Baseball web page appeared, Adam created the 'Vermont Metro Baseball' web site in 1996. Metro Baseball became the first high school baseball league web site in the United States. The Metro site featured league schedules, tournament information, history, league leader statistics, and collaboration between Metro schools to develop content. With the evolution of the Metro Baseball site, many VT baseball teams and schools were brought to the Internet.

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