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Rod Narayan

TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR

 

Phone:

+12088034192

 

Email:

rod.narayan@gmail.com

 

Address:

Boise, Idaho

Date of Birth:

July 16, 1965

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Hello! I'm Rod

 

I am an experienced Technology Director with a history of working across both primary and secondary divisions. I am passionate about working with technology to help students and faculty find inspirational and innovative ways to learn. By focusing on the goals of the overall school community, individual teachers, and individual students, I am eager to find creative ways to explore what technology can offer to educational communities.

EXPERIENCE
EXPERIENCE
2018-2021

Instructional Technology Director

AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL - VIENNA

  • Led the collaborative process that identified school-wide core tools

  • Collaboratively designed procedures and workflow for effective and consistent use of the core tools across the school

  • Designed and delivered PD for core tools with faculty and staff

  • Led the school in developing systems to maintain compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

  • Led and facilitated a task force in the writing of the technology vision and philosophy

  • Led the transition to online distance learning tool during COVID lockdown by researching and testing tools, and training faculty and staff

  • Customized the elementary online grade book program to align with the school’s standards-based grading system

  • Designed and implemented a Technology for Learning website to support all faculty

  • Expedited the upgrade of wireless infrastructure to support distance learning

  • Managed the operational and capital IT budgets

  • Supervised a technology team of four technicians

2015-2018

Technology Director

AMERICAN SCHOOL OF BRASILIA (EAB)

  • Implemented 1:1 program (school-owned Grades 3-5, BYOD Grades 6-12)

  • Developed systems, procedures, and workflow of technology integration school-wide

  • Identified core tools to help build capacity

  • Introduced a ticketing system for the technology helpdesk and maintenance departments

  • Consolidated student information systems

  • Designed and launched a new responsive website

  • Enhanced school report cards

  • Led hands-on workshops for parents and professional development for faculty

  • Implemented live-streaming of large events and classroom presentations

2010-2015

Technology Integration Specialist

JAKARTA INTERCULTURAL SCHOOL (JIS)

  • Supported the shift to a 1:1 school-owned laptop program

  • Collaboratively integrated technology in all subject areas

  • Participated in Middle School Learning Partners and K-12 Technology Committee

  • Planned and facilitated professional development for faculty

  • Created and presented workshops for the parent community

  • Planned and led school-wide Saturday workshops

  • Led Grade 8 Experiential Learning trip

2005-2010

Information Technology Coordinator

TAIPEI AMERICAN SCHOOL (TAS)

  • Led the shift to a 1:1 laptop computer program

  • Collaboratively integrated technology in all subject areas

  • Participated on Middle School Steering Committee

  • Planned and facilitated professional development for faculty

  • Created and presented workshops for the parent community

  • Sponsored Student Tech Advisory Reps (STARs) club

  • Coordinated Grade 7 camp

EDUCATION
EDUCATION
2015

PTC Certification

PRINCIPALS' TRAINING CENTER

Certificate of International School Leadership

2011-2013

Master's Degree

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

Master of Science degree from State University of New York (SUNY) College at Buffalo in Interdisciplinary Studies

2003-2005

Bachelor's Degree

CAPELLA UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology with a specialization in Graphics and Multimedia

SKILLS
SKILLS

Tech Integration - Advanced

Google Suite - Advanced

Customer Service - Advanced

Systems Integration - Advanced

LMS - Advanced

Policies - Proficient

EXPERTISE
EXPERTISE
SYSTEMS, PROCEDURES AND WORKFLOWS 

Through my skills in technology as well as leadership, problem-solving, analytical thinking, and teamwork, I have increased school-wide capacity in using innovative tools, as well as built and increased the efficiency of school-wide systems and workflow.

BUILDING CAPACITY

Developing school-wide capacity included, developing and using a needs assessment survey of teachers to drive the ongoing professional development of the identified core teaching tools, implementing Seesaw portfolio and student feedback tool for the elementary division, enhancing the grade book to reflect standard based grading, conducting parent workshops to ensure understanding of our tools, as well as empowering teaching assistants with similar devices as teachers so as to remove barriers such as not having access to the same digital tool sets.

INNOVATION

In my time at the American International School - Vienna, Innovation has meant bringing Tech Tuesdays to the school to help continue to build capacity outside of dedicated PD days.  Full implementation of a follow you print systems to match the school's green initiative. Standardization of classroom setup to easily facilitate the sharing of resources.Planning and implementation for a move into a distance learning environment with hardware and software purchases and training.  Implementation of a virtual parent conference system.

FAMILY
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Amy is passionate about promoting an inclusive learning environment in international schools, by collaborating with classroom teachers and families in order to teach struggling learners reading, writing, math, as well as social and behavioral skills. She began her international career in 1999 when few schools offered learning / behavioral support services, and now twenty plus years later, she is proud of the shift in thinking and the progress made in the number of schools that provide support for students with a variety of unique learning profiles.

Asha is creative and generous and enjoys spending her time building and creating new things from recycled materials and with Lego, as well as reading books.  She has dedicated herself to creating original jewelry designs that she features and sells on her Etsy site and enjoys  surprising the family on weekends by baking or cooking.

 

Jaya is kind and sensitive.  She too is creative in her play with her friends on play dates with Legos or dress up games.  She has even remained in contact with one of her very special friend from a school on the other side of the world through play dates via Skype. Photography is a new topic of interest for Jaya.  She recently entered the Western Idaho Fair photo contest in the Youth division and won two first place ribbons and one second place ribbon.

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