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David Vitale
State: Wisconsin

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Doctor of Philosophy-Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Doctoral Minor- Instructional Technology Integration
Master of Science - Educational Administration, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bachelor of Arts- History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Graduate Certificate - Instructional Technology Systems, Penn State University - World Campus

Licenses and Certificates
Director of Curriculum, license code #10, WI
Principal - PK-12, license code #51, WI
Teacher 9-12 - Broadfield Social Studies, license code #701, WI
Instructional Technology Integration
Superintendent, license code #8, WI

Professional Experience
Director of Curriculum and Instruction - 2002-present
Currently lead K-12 curriculum planning and development for a 3800 student school district. Professional responsibilities are listed below.

Elementary Principal - 2000-2002
Led 2 elementary schools concurrently. Responsibilities included hiring, instructional management and design, professional development, student activities, teacher observation and evaluation, student discipline, long range planning and leadership.

Summer School Coordinator - 2000-2002
Planned and managed the district's K-12 summer school program of over 1400 students. Offering included mainly enrichment courses with some remedial courses.

Assistant Principal - High School - 1998-2000
Responsibilities included, student discipline, teacher observation and evaluation, teacher scheduling, instructional planning in 1500 student school.

Teacher - 1993-1998
High School Social Studies teacher and athletic coach. Taught courses in United States history, psychology, economics, sociology, and Advanced Placement U.S. History. Coaching duties included volleyball (head) and baseball (assistant). I also served as the head of the social studies department for two years and coordinated senior class graduation activities.

Adjunct Faculty Instructor - 2008-2013
Taught doctoral level courses in technology and instructional design for Aurora University.

Current Professional Responsibilities
Curriculum Planning and Review
Plan and review curricula for all K-12 instructional programs. Work with faculty and school board committees to plan, review, and adopt curriculum for the K-12 instructional program.

District Assessment Director
Oversee large scale standardized testing as well as classroom, benchmark, and customized testing. Perform test item analysis of assessment results for instructional purposes.

Write and Manage Federal Grants
Lead ESEA Title grant writing and implementation.

Professional Development Coordinator
Lead professional development planning and implementation for 400 professional and paraprofessional staff. Develop or offer courses in professional development to district staff through Viterbo University (Wisconsin). Recent topics include reading comprehension, 6 Traits writing, and the integration of a professional development action framework that is linked in my Photos and Archives.

Mentor Program Coordinator
Co-coordinate district-wide mentor training and mentor/new teacher induction program. Related to my work in the mentor program is oversight of teacher licensing through PI 34 and the development of Professional Development Plans (PDPs) by newly licensed and veteran teachers, administrators, and pupil service professionals.

Instructional Technology Integrator
Develop and implement instructional technology integration tools and strategies. Currently involved in 1:1 laptop integration for all 5th and 6th grade students (approximately 500). Supervise instructional technology coordinator and network specialist.

Professional Memberships
ASCD, 2002 to present
AWSA - Association of Wisconsin School Administrators, 1998 to present
Board of Directors - Innovative Schools Network, 2014 to present

Honors and Awards
Outstanding Administrator Award - Wisconsin State Reading Association, 2008

Organizations and Associations
Watertown Unified School District Special Education Team
Endeavor Charter School

Higher Education
NEW ERA Consortium - Wisconsin

Publications and Research

Professional Practice Goal(s)
Goal(s) Aligned to
State Standard(s)
Investigate Problem Based Learning supported by instructional technology in the secondary grades 2, 3, 4 
Investigate and learn qualities effective mentor training programs 1, 2 
Expand district-wide writing assessment program and evaluate current implementation in grades K-8 2, 3 
Promote and mobilize learning teams or Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) among staff in our schools 2, 3 
Research the effective use of assessment results for instructional purposes 1, 3 

Professional Development Activities
• Presented a breakout session on Web 2.0 in the classroom at the ASCD Conference in Washington D.C. (2009)
• Currently teach doctoral level courses in technology use for teachers.
• Currently keep a reflective journal on our 1:1 laptop implementation efforts.
• Participated in 6 Traits Writing workshops and Writers' Workshop training with our teachers in each of the last 3 years
• Have attended many workshops, read books and journals, and held meetings with staff on testing and understanding test results
• Attended the 2006 Laptop Institute in Memphis. Focused on assessing laptop implementation and PBL as well as project-based learning

Areas of Special Skill, Interest or Expertise
• Professional development and integration strategies involving instructional technology
• Effective interpersonal skills
• Effective writer, communicator, and listener
• Systemic thinking and long range planning

Recent book titles read
• Managing Transitions by William Bridges
• Change Leadership by Tony Wagner
• How to Grade for Learning by Ken O'Connor

Links/Web Sites
Watertown Unified School District web site
Link to my dissertation abstract on professional development and technology integration
Web solution for learners and teachers