I am a husband to Lisa, and father of 4 young children (2 sets of twins!!!!). I am the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Oak Park Unified School District. For the previous three years, I was the Director of Instructional Technology for the Pleasant Valley School District in Camarillo, CA. In 2013, I received an Ed.D. in educational leadership from California State University, Northridge. I am interested in many education related topics, including technology integration and innovation, basal-free literacy instruction, and authentic learning. I am committed to making everyone around me better. I aim to bring about change through collaborative leadership, and by trying to be a positive deviant.
DR. JAY ALLAN GREENLINGER
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE,
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, May 2013
Dissertation title: Minding the Gap: Baby Boomer Superintendents’ Leadership and Support of Millennial Principals
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE
M.A. in Educational Administration, July 2006
PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY, Malibu, CA
M.A. in Education, July 2003
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, Amherst, MA
B.A. in Psychology, May 2002
- Member- National Society of Collegiate Scholars
- Conducted literacy research in a diverse elementary school
CA Administrative Services Credential, August 2010
CA Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with CLAD, July 2003
DISTRICT LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
PLEASANT VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT, Camarillo, CA July 13 – Present
Director of Instructional Technology
- Responsible for the coordination of all instructional and information technology operations in school district, including hardware, software, databases, and infrastructure
- Coordinating professional development for all district personnel
- Developing district-wide vision for the use of instructional technology
- Creating consistent practices for the purchasing, servicing, and everyday use of classroom technologies-focusing on customer service and efficient support
- Collaborating with Curriculum Department to develop innovative instructional practices for the implementation of Common Core State Standards
- Implemented use of digital tools including: e-book library, online typing program, video streaming service, online collaboration system
- Serving on Superintendent’s Cabinet to provide district-wide leadership
LA MARIPOSA SCHOOL, Pleasant Valley SD, Camarillo, CA August 09- July 13
- Coordinating programs and services for diverse student population in a K-5 school with approximately 690 ADA
- Implementing “green” initiatives: improved recycling programs, increased use of school gardens, and established paperless school-to-home communication
- Increasing teacher use of instructional technology through the school website, intervention software, document cameras, student response devices, tablets, student computers, and interactive whiteboards
- Focusing on all aspects of student growth by including music instruction, technology instruction, and increased PE instruction
- Led the adoption of an online assessment tool for all PVSD kindergarten teachers, including pilot of software, training of teachers, and coordination of district assessment and data collection
- Served on various committees, including District Safety Committee, Superintendent’s Roundtable, and Instructional Technology Committee
- Participated with a team of teacher/researchers in a study of literacy skills instruction through California Lutheran University
MEDEA CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL, Oak Park, CA – Aug 07 – June 09
Dean of Students
- Developed school-wide Anti-Bullying plan focused on positive student interaction and empowering students to change school culture
- Oversaw activities and programs including progressive discipline, Safe School Ambassadors, quarterly and yearly academic awards, 504 plans, school dances
- Managed campus supervision staff to minimize student mistreatment and maximize student safety
- Planned and supervised 7th Grade Catalina Island trip
MEDEA CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL, Oak Park, CA –
Summer School Principal
- Coordinated student recommendations, enrollment, class placement, and curriculum for remedial and enrichment summer school program
- Responsible for all administration and leadership procedures, including hiring, student discipline, conflict resolution, parent communication, attendance reporting, and all other day-to-day operations
- Expanded class offerings to include enrichment courses focused on digital media and technology
OAK PARK UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, Oak Park, CA – March 08 – June 09
- Led redesign and reorganization of district and school websites
- Partnered with teachers, parents, and district staff to create websites focused on simplifying access to information and improving community relations
- Responsible for training teachers and staff to support “21st Century Classroom” educational technology, including Web 2.0 skills (i.e. blogs and podcasts)
BROOKSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Oak Park, CA
- Integrated effective teaching methods, technology, and constructive behavior systems for diverse learners, including GATE, special education students, and English Language Learners
- Facilitated staff use of school website to improve student outcomes, school image, and communication with parents and community
- Grew in numerous leadership opportunities: Lead Teacher, Student Council Advisor, Grade Level Representative, Mentor Teacher, CA Distinguished School Application writing team, GATE Coordinator, Staff Developer, Community Forum Representative, District Facilities Master Plan Committee, and District Technology Committee
SUNNY SKIES DAY CAMP, Agoura, CA – July 84 – Summer 05
Began as a camper in 1984 and continued through all levels of day camp staff including Junior Counselor, Counselor, Bus Driver, and Leadership Director.
Assistant Director – June 02 – Aug 05
- Mentored more than 60 staff members each year through training, observing, evaluating, and providing feedback
- Communicated with parents regarding discipline, health, and parent concerns
- Administrator of programming, special events, purchasing, and transportation for more than 300 daily campers
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, Amherst, MA
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Introductory Psychology
- Created, administered, and graded papers and assessments in large lecture hall class
- Tutored students during weekly office hours and led online discussion sessions
RONALD REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY, Simi Valley, CA Nov 06- Sep 08
Air Force One Discovery Center Advisory Board Member
- Member of team that designed innovative field trip experience that incorporates team-building, interactive technology, history, and government
PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS:
“No Tricks, Just Tweets”- Designed to encourage teachers to join Twitter and develop a Professional Learning Network by using social media.
Presented at the Pleasant Valley School District 21st Century Learning Expo. Camarillo, CA. March, 2013
“Baby Boomer Superintendents: Their Leadership and Support of Millennial Principals”-What does current research say about the needs of millennial principals, and how can Superintendents provide support to young school leaders?
Presented at the 2013 School Leadership Summit, sponsored by TICAL. Online presentation. March, 2013
“Embracing the Digital Age” – Sharing the story of our school district’s change in instructional practices, and how technology became an integral part of teaching and learning. Presented at the 2013 California School Boards Association Annual Education Conference, San Diego, CA. December 5, 2013
“Baby Boomer Sups Meet Millennial Principals.” Online interview that summarizes doctoral research. Published by TICAL. December 5, 2013.
“Minding the Gap: How Baby Boomer Superintendents Can Meet the Needs of Millennial Principals” – How can Superintendents provide support to millennial Principals? What are the changing needs of young leaders? Presented at the 2014 CoSN Annual Conference. Washington, D.C. March 20, 2014
“Using E-Books to Serve Different Student Populations”– Panel member for School Library Journal webcast focused on the use of e-books to promote literacy across a variety of student populations. April 30, 2014.
Presentation of research project completed with CLU faculty and teachers and administrators from Moorpark USD. Research focused on teacher efficacy of student teachers. Presented at the Southern California Professional Development Schools Annual Conference. Brea, CA, February 7, 2015.
“Voices of Literacy in Changing Digital Landscape” Panel member at event designed to share best practices in literacy that create a culture of reading. Hosted by Ventura County Office of Education, MyOn Reader, and Gold Coast CUE. Camarillo, CA February 27, 2015.
“Transition to Digital: Integrating E-Books and Educational Technology in Schools.” Webinar presentation to share techniques and tips for successfully integrating e-books into the classroom. Moderated by Booklist and the American Library Association. March 12, 2015.
“Building Your Dream Team” Member of a panel discussion moderated by Sarah Skinner of Bright Bytes. Using data to form a vision, goals, and effective leadership practices. CETPA Annual Conference, San Diego, CA. December 2, 2015.
“A District’s Journey: Technology in the 21st Century” Presentation of school district’s transition to a culture of digital learning. Presented at the California School Boards Association Annual Education Conference, San Diego, CA. December 4, 2015.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), Phi Delta Kappa, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), Ventura County Math Council, Computer Using Educators (CUE), Gold Coast CUE
ACCREDITATIONS: First Aid and CPR, Automated External Defibrillator, Non-Violent Crisis Prevention and Intervention (NCPI)