Work Experience Summary and Highlights: 28 years
Updated: October, 2017

Listed below: Affiliations, recent presentations, education, employment and innovation history, coaching bio (baseball)

Present Affiliations:

President and Social Media Director, VITA-Learn 
Teacher and Student Professional Development (PD) in Vermont, USA

  • redesign and emcee two main education conferences: VT Fest and Dynamic Landscapes
  • conference attendance and significant customer satisfaction increases over 5 years
  • promote collaboration and student voice
  • promote Statewide regional PD for teachers
  • social media and marketing / outreach: refit websites, social media accounts, and campaign / communication strategies
  • connect VT educational individuals, schools and groups toward collaboration and innovation
  • budget development and fiscal planning with Executive Director (revenue and expenditures, projections)
  • forge new partnerships with New England ISTE

Advisory Board, VTVLC 
Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative.

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) 

Innovation and Learning Consultant for Education and Business
1988 - present

See my consulting page

Board Member, ex-Officio Vermont Baseball Coaches Association, Inc. (VBCA)
  • see bottom section, Statewide Leadership in Baseball

Founder, Executive Director, 643DP Foundation Inc.
Baseball field renovation, equipment and training programs

Assistant Coach, Program Advisor, Colchester Cannons Baseball 
  • American Legion affiliated
  • National tournaments: South Dakota, Tennessee, Alaska, Providence, RI, Omaha, Nebraska
  • VT State Championships: 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015

Recent Conference Presentations


  • St Michael's CAGS Leadership Program: 3 courses to date
  • 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

Currently Serving As...

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

Build enrollment: Projected 30% increase in yr one
Restructure main office support team on 3 yr plan

Improve / promote development and growth in:
  • two new programs: Pre-Tech, and Programming and Computer Science (first such program in Vermont career and technical education
  • social media, marketing and outreach: Community relations, events
  • EL Services (English language learners)
  • program development / articulation
  • restructure financial operations (revenue and expenditure analysis)
  • develop new programs to increase enrollment
  • facility improvements
  • build cross-curricular / interdisciplinary learning structures and opportunities
  • budget development and fiscal planning / projections
  • master schedule renovation/ coordination with Burlington High School

Nominated to:

  • Head the District Strategic Plan for Technology K-12
  • BHS / BTC Campus Renovation Committee

Past Employment and Innovation Highlights

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 Designer, Grant Author, and Project Coordinator
  • facility renovations at BTC
  • social media, website, and marketing refit: BTC
  • Instructional Design
    • 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 and students 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 Integration:
    • Canvas LMS implementation / management / training

  • Invited to #mozfest in London, England by Mozilla and US-Ignite
  • Amazon City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge: Top ten finish (fourth) Nationally for creating / developing the 'Open Project' development platform

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

9-12 Independent School, Manchester, Vermont

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

Innovative courses for students:
  • Tech Research: Pioneering efforts in project-based education beginning in 2005. Student were introduced to project-based education via three subjects: how technology has impacted the news, healthcare, and education.  Students then explored topics of their interests (it's an incredible list and all organized in one classroom!) and connected with professional advisors / community consultants to drive their learning forward. Each project sought to build interdisciplinary connections to different subject areas (writing, history, mathematics, science, humanities, art, music, etc). Each project was archived so students could build off the work of their peers. Success, failures, recommendation and community mentorship connections we all documented. This often increased the depth and speed of work in project areas over time... a game changer. The work often led to students making real proposals for educational change. Visits to the lab sparked other programs at Winooski (i-Lab) and and Mt. Abraham (Pathways), and ACT 77 Flexible Pathways Legislation in Vermont just to name a few.
  • 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 and interests
  • 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 workflow of 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: Coaching and Program Development

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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