District’s new digital learning, technology position filled

The district is poised to make a major investment going forward into digital learning and  Superintendent of Schools William McKersie recently announced the appointment of  Phillip H. Dunn as the director of Digital Learning & Technology.

He took the job effective Aug. 1. after working as the chief information officer for the Stamford Public Schools

Dr. McKersie said in a statement, “Mr. Dunn has the rare skill set required to lead our digital learning Initiative. As a former mathematics teacher, Mr. Dunn has proven instructional expertise and has taught a wide range of students.

“Mr. Dunn also has deep knowledge of digital learning and technology systems from both an education and a business perspective. He has proven in his previous work… that his skill set produces top results for students and educators. I am confident that Mr. Dunn brings the vision and expertise necessary to ensure that the GPS becomes a pace setting district in digital teaching and learning — with accelerated student outcomes as the ultimate measure.”

This new position will report to the district’s managing director of operations and consult closely with the assistant superintendent of curriculum, instruction and professional learning on all educational aspects of digital learning and technology. The current technology staff under the managing director of operations will report to the new position.

Mr. Dunn will have top responsibilities for the direction, definition and management of all digital and learning information technology services throughout the school district and its offices.

He will establish strategic plans and standards for digital learning and information services that ensure program and service levels meet or exceed national and state standards for best practice.

According to the district, Mr. Dunn will also work closely with the town IT department to ensure that the Board of Education realizes the full benefits of technology.

As the chief information officer for Stamford Public Schools since 2011, Mr. Dunn was responsible for providing leadership and oversight on organizational systems analysis, infrastructure development, hardware and software purchasing and professional learning.

He was also responsible for the district’s educational technology plan and acting as the internal quantitative information expert, providing direction and guidance for organizational goal setting, addressing public and media requests for information and filing state and federal government data reports.

As the director of Strategic Analysis for the New York City Board of Education from 2007 to 2011, Mr. Dunn managed project plans for the deployment of a data system, knowledge management portals and a student information system, as well as various assistive and adaptive technologies.

He has had experience in integrating systems, including use of the School Interoperability Framework and Application Program Interfaces.

Mr. Dunn received a Bachelors degree in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from Cornell University in 2002; a Masters degree in Quantitative Methodology from Columbia University in 2006 and a law degree from Seton Hall University’s School of Law in 2009.

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