RESUME

Jamie McKenzie, Ed.D.
Phone: 303-653-5650
817 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202
 
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EDUCATION

Yale University - B.A. degree in political science and American literature

Columbia University - M.A. degree in social studies education and the teaching of reading

Rutgers University - Ed.D. degree in social studies education with an emphasis upon administration and supervision. Dissertation: Gifted education and democratic theory.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Publisher, FNO Press
1997 - Present

Launched technology oriented publishing company, FNO Press, published eight technology related titles in 1999-2015 as well as a series of online learning products. Presented keynotes and workshops to hundreds of schools, conferences and districts across all states and many nations.

Editor, From Now On - The Educational Technology Journal
1991 - Present

Published and edited From Now On, a monthly electronic technology newsletter which reaches thousands of technology leaders, thinkers and teachers along with hundreds of library media specialists, parents, industry figures as well as thousands of others who visit the From Now On Web site daily at http://fno.org

Provided Web sites offering a collection of technology-related planning documents and resources to support school district thinking and preparation for thoughtful use of networked technologies and new information resources. fno.org | staffdevelop.org | questioning.org

Addressed the most pressing issues facing schools that wish to make the most of new technologies: goal setting, curriculum development, staff development, assessment, network planning, policy development, legal issues, etc.

Developed powerful online learning modules for staff development and student learning.

Editor, The Question Mark
2004 - Present

Launched an educational journal devoted to questions, questioning, sound intelligence, strategic reading and quality teaching at http://questioning.org

Editor, No Child Left
2003 - 2007

Launched a journal devoted to the drastic amendment or repeal of NCLB - http://nochildleft.com

Columnist

  • eSchool News (1998-2000)
  • Classroom Connect (1998 - 2002)
  • Multimedia Schools (2002)
  • Library Media Connection (2003-2004)

Director of Libraries, Media and Technology
Bellingham, WA Schools
1993 - 1997

Directed educational program aspects of $6 million technology bond program linking the eighteen schools and 2,000 computers of this 10,000 student district to each other in a WAN (Wide Area Network) as well as the Internet.

Created extensive staff development program designed to integrate the use of new technologies in support of higher level thinking and problem-solving across the disciplines.

Orchestrated technology-related site-based decision-making model for all eighteen schools leading to individual site technology sketches with an emphasis upon student learning.

Originated authentic staff and student assessment models which have been used to steer the program and evaluate progress on major goals.

Created a robust district World Wide Web site which helped to define what is possible in the way of school Web publishing, including the development of student galleries and virtual museums, the creation of online staff development modules and the invention of curriculum and lesson pages.

Utilized new technologies to radically shift work assignments of staff and realize major personnel savings by redeploying existing staff to different assignments.

Provided support and training for the development of an innovative culture.

President - Network 609
1984 - present

Published and edited From Now On, a monthly electronic technology newsletter which reachestens of thousands of technology leaders monthly through e-mail and visits to the Web site.

Presented keynote speeches, consulting services and staff development to schools, to school districts and at major conferences on topics such as restructuring, site-based management, critical thinking, skills of the future, educational technologies, strategic planning and creating a culture for change.

Alabama Alberta Alaska Argentina Arizona
Australia British Columbia Bulgaria California China
Colorado Connecticut Florida France Georgia
Germany The Philippines Hawaii Hong Kong Illinois
Indiana Iowa Japan Kansas Kentucky
Korea Louisiana China Manitoba
Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Mississippi Missouri
Montana Nebraska New Hampshire New Jersey New York
New Zealand North Carolina North Dakota Nova Scotia Russia
Nova Scotia Ohio Oklahoma Ontario Oregon
Pennsylvania Puerto Rico Saskatchewan Singapore South Africa
South Dakota Sweden Texas United Kingdom Virginia
Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Serbia South Africa

Designed and delivered a national series of seminars on site-based management and change.

Presented seminars on technology, planning and grant writing for National School Boards Association and Apple Computer.

Completed nine books with a focus upon educational technologies, information literacies and questioning.

Developed a video based graduate programs for educational technology with Canter & Associates.

Provided training to Optical Data Corporation customers in the use of videodiscs and multimedia.

Authored multimedia training modules for Optical Data Corporation.

Provided workshops in creative problem-solving, decision-making, negotiating, team-building and other management topics for clients such as the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.


Superintendent - Tredyffrin/Easttown (Valley Forge), PA Schools

Superintendent - Montgomery Township, N.J.

Assistant Supt. - Princeton Regional Schools

Principal - Edgar School (K-6) - Metuchen, New Jersey

Adjunct Professor - Douglass College

Assistant Principal - Franklin Middle School - Metuchen, New Jersey

Humanities Coord. - Franklin Middle School - Metuchen, New Jersey

Teacher of English & Social Studies - Greenwich Country Day School


BOOKS

Making Change in Education: Preparing Your Schools for the Future, J. L. Wilkerson, Westbury, NY, 1987.

Coal Creek Rebellion, an historical novel set in 1891.

Site-Based Management: A Practitioner's Field Guide, Correct Change Publishers, Flemington, NJ, 1991.

Administrators at Risk, National Educational Service, Bloomington, IN, 1993.

Selecting, Managing and Marketing Technologies, Corwin, Newbury Park, CA, 1993.

Power Learning in the Classroom, Corwin, Newbury Park, CA, 1993.

Net Profit in a Post Modem World, 1995.

How Teachers Learn Technology Best, FNO Press, Bellingham, WA, 1999.

Beyond Technology: Questioning, Research and the Information Literate School, FNO Press, Bellingham, WA, 2000.

Planning Good Change with Technology and Literacy, FNO Press, Bellingham, WA, 2001.

Just in Time Technology: Doing Better with Fewer, FNO Press, Bellingham, WA, 2002.

Learning to Question to Wonder to Learn, FNO Press, Bellingham, WA, 2005.

Leading Questions, FNO Press, Bellingham, WA, 2007.

Beyond Cut-and-Paste: Engaging Students in Making Good New Ideas, FNO Press, Bellingham, WA, 2009.

Lost and Found — a Guide to Discovery Learning through Purposeful Wandering, FNO Press, Bellingham, WA, 2011.

The Great Report — a Guide for Teachers and Students Hoping to Replace Tedium with Delight, FNO Press, Denver, CO, 2015.

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