Curriculum Vitae

 Education

  • East Carolina University

    Doctorate of Education
    Educational Leadership and Adminsitration (K-12)

    Expected Completion
    May, 2018
    Dissertation Topic
    Problem Solving in the Digital Age: Bringing Design and Computational Thinking to the K-12 Classroom
  • East Carolina University

    Master of Arts in Education
    Instructional Technology

    Earned
    May 2010
  • North Carolina State University

    Bachelor of Science
    Computer Science

    Earned
    May 2006
  • North Carolina State University

    Bachelor of Science
    Mathematics Education
    (Specialization in Computer Science Education)

    Earned
    December 2005

 Certifications and Continuing Education

  • Education Policy Fellowship Program

    North Carolina EPFP Program

    Completed
    2014-2015
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    School of Government

    Certified Educational Chief Technology Officer

    Earned
    December 2012
  • Noth Carolina Departmnet of Public Instruction

    Teacher Licensure

    Licensure Area
    077: Instructional Technology Specialist, Computers
    Expiration
    June 30, 2018

 Employment History

  • North Carolina State University
    William and Friday Institute for Educational Innovation

    Project Manager, Technology Innovations

    May, 2013 - Present
    • Model and develop applications to support internal agency operations
    • Support technology integration needs for research and outreach projects within the agency
    • Maintained agency and project websites
    • Served on the agency leadership team
    • Provide professional development and coaching to LEAs and schools in North Carolina in the area of digital learning and school technology infrastructure
    • Presented at numerous FI-hosted events and conferences on digital learning in K-12 schools
    • Facilitated Professional Learning sessions at several of the “Future Ready” summits hosted around the country by the Alliance for Excellent Education and the U.S. Department of Education
    • Developed data storage, disaster recovery, and agency data privacy plan
    • Lead technical design and implementation and worked on instructional design of the MOOC-Ed program, a MOOC effort catering to professional development for educators
    • Participated in development of a number of open-source projects
    • Replaced AV systems within the building presentation spaces to modern classroom setups
    • Developed Survey Tools platform, allowing surveys created by the FI to be copied by schools for distribution
    • Contribute to open-source projects
    • Serve as a content developer for the Distinguished Leadership in Practice for Digital Learning (DLP-DL) program through the NC Principals and Asst. Principals Association
    • Lead the Digital Content work strand for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, including presentation and input gathering from across the state
    • Co-lead: North Carolina Digital Coaches Network, Leadership in Blended Learning Programs
  • Bertie County Public Schools

    Chief Technology Officer

    May, 2011 - May, 2013
    • Served as lead technology facilitator for the school district
    • Developed and implemented school Media/Technology Plan
    • Supervised technology support and media center personnel
    • Responsible for coordinating and implementation of media programs
    • Oversaw district technology budget and coordinating technology-based purchases consistent with this budget
    • Lead a team to submit a Golden LEAF Grant for a 1:1 high school program which was awarded
    • Developed the “Teacher Café”, a job-embedded professional learning and teacher resource center
    • Worked on Common Core transition team
    • Served as a member of the Superintendent’s Cabinet
    • Served as a member of the Central Services Curriculum Team
    • Provided reports to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
    • Implemented Google Apps for all staff and students
    • Developed a unified directory-service login system for most applications
    • Implemented a helpdesk and trouble ticketing system
    • Developed and implemented district-wide two-way radio and physical security plans, including security cameras, electronic locks, and emergency call boxes
    • Planned for growth, and distribution of new instructional technology methods into the curriculum
    • Management of district-wide internet, telecommunication, network servers and server connectivity, including development and management of district website
    • Managed school E-Rate programs
    • Implemented distance-learning programs
    • Co-Sponsored school FIRST Robotics Teams
    • Reviewed media center lesson plans
    • Organized and implement staff development programs to assist teachers in the growth of their technology and media skills
    • Provided extracurricular technology programs for students
  • Currituck County Public Schools
    J.P. Knapp Early College High School

    Instructional Technology Facilitator and Media Coordinator

    August, 2009 - May, 2011
    • Maintain the school library collection
    • Provide collaborative support to teachers in developing lesson plans that infuse technology
    • Assist teachers in the development of project-based learning opportunities
    • Provide instruction to students in whole-class, small groups or as needed
    • Taught Honors Pre-Calculus during the 2009-2010 school year
    • Provide first-level technology support
    • Supervise virtual learning labs and support student online learning
    • Served on School Improvement Team
    • Participated in district curriculum mapping efforts
    • Plan and implement deployment of 1:1 project using Linux based netbook computers
    • Supervise after school tutorial program
    • Sponsor school FIRST Robotics Club, Student Government and computer club
    • Provide online courses for teachers on teaching with technology
    • Manage school website
    • Develop project management application to track district capital outlay projects
    • Develop and implement data warehousing application to aggregate district data
    • Deployed Google Apps for use by students and staff across the district
    • Served as interim NCWise Coordinator for the district
    • Managed school district telephone systems
    • Migrated student and staff email from Gaggle and GroupWise to Google district-wide
    • Awarded “Employee of the Year” 2009-2010, finalist for school teacher of the year 2009-2010
  • Wake County Public School System
    East Wake High School of Integrated Technology

    Math Teacher

    August, 2008 - June, 2009
    • Taught Algebra 1, Technical Math II and Advanced Functions and Modeling in a project-based, technology-rich environment based on the New Technology Foundation model
    • Provided homebound instructional services
    • Provided lunch, after school, and weekend tutorial sessions
    • Developed and maintained school website
    • Served on School Improvement Team
    • Served on School Data Analysis Team
    • Created and advised club for students interested in a career in video game development
  • Hertford County Public Schools

    Director of Media and Technology Services

    May, 2006 - August, 2008
    • Served as lead technology facilitator for the school district
    • Developed and implemented school Media/Technology Plan
    • Supervised technology support personnel
    • Responsible for coordinating and implementation of media programs
    • Created opportunities and lessons for teachers to use to infuse technology into classroom learning
    • Oversaw district technology budget and coordinating technology-based purchases consistent with this budget
    • Worked with curriculum directors to infuse technology and media skills into course-specific lesson plans
    • Assisted in the creation of the District Improvement Plan
    • Planned for growth, and distribution of new instructional technology methods into the curriculum
    • Management of district-wide internet, telecommunication, network servers and server connectivity, including development and management of district website
    • Managed school E-Rate programs
    • Implemented distance-learning programs
    • Reviewed media center lesson plans
    • Organized and implement staff development programs to assist teachers in the growth of their technology and media skills
    • Modeled lessons for teachers using technology
    • Developed, implemented and managed school emergency communications plans
    • Provided extracurricular technology programs for students
    • Implemented HC-Tube YouTube clone system for teachers to video learning outcomes
  • Wake County Public School System

    Application Developer

    August, 2004 - May, 2006
    • Developed district-wide student information system (called SAM – School Assistant Module), based on the SID (School Information Database) program, providing remote parental access and online registration capabilities (called SPAN – Student/Parent Access Network)
    • Developed online pay stub application allowing school system employees to retrieve their pay stubs and yearly benefits statement online
    • Collaborated with administrators to develop policies for system use, including the student course selection process
    • Analyzed usage for monitoring system growth, and planning long term usage of the system
    • Trained users on system operation
  • Wake County Public School System
    Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School

    Computer Technician and Database Manager

    August, 2001 - August, 2004
    • Managed SIMS/NCWise Applications
    • Managed student course selection process, including for incoming freshmen, in accordance school curricula
    • Developed and built master schedule using data-driven processes based on course offerings and student course selections
    • Built student schedules based on student course selections
    • Communicated with faculty, students and parents regarding resolution scheduling issues or questions
    • Developed school information security policies and emergency communications plan
  • Siemens Power Transmission and Distribution

    Information Systems Technician

    June, 1998 - August 2001
    • Key work in development of Windows 2000 Professional Unattended Client Deployment Methods
    • Work with installation/repackaging programs such as Installer VISE, and Installer WISE for Windows Installer
    • Work with Microsoft deployment tools such as Sysprep, ScriptIT, and Answer File Builder
    • Developed “Helpdesk OnLine” as a web-based single point for all end-user documentation
    • Used Remedy Action Request System to track and manage daily tasks and call queues
    • Planned the implementation of a web-based solution for Remedy Action Request System
    • Develop automation techniques of installations to create user installable solutions in Windows 2000 Professional
    • Create scripts for user software deployment and backup solutions
    • Assist in development of end-user policies
    • Plan and implement workstation Antivirus system
    • Provide phone support to field users
    • Deploy new PCs
    • Personal on-site support of users at multiple geographic locations
    • Support various user software packages, VPN and broadband connections
    • Configuration of PC network connectivity
    • Support of Palm Pilots and PDA tools
    • Creation of user’s Windows NT and Microsoft Exchange accounts
    • Work with various formats of removable media
    • Y2K deployment team
    • Respond to after hours emergencies via pager/telephone in a timely manner

 University Teaching Experience

  • North Carolina State University

    ECI 519/ELP795: Special Topics in Digital Learning

    Co-taught this course with Dr. Mary Ann Wolf in the fall semester of 2015, integrating the Leading the Digital Learning Transition MOOC for Educators with a wraparound blended learning experience and field study experience.
  • Chowan University

    EDUC371: Media and Technology

    Taught the primary media and technology course for preservice teachers from 2007-2009 in face-to-face, online, and workshop formats.

 Conference Presentations

  • 2016:

    • Beyond TPaCK and SAMR
      North Carolina Technology in Education Society (NCTIES) Conference
      Scaling STEM Conference
    • MacGyver Librarianship: The Art of Doing More With Less
      Lagarde, J. and Samberg, M.
      North Carolina School Library Media Association
    • Exploring Data and Connecting Applications Using APIs
      Scaling STEM Conference
    • Google's Big Secrets
      Scaling STEM Conference
      World View Conference
    • Developing a MOOC Platform for K-12 Educators Using Moodle
      Moodle MOOT United States
    • The Textbook Free Math Classroom OMG, Robots! Technology Integration Look-Fors
      Northeast North Carolina Regional Teacher Conference
  • 2015:

    • It’s A Jungle Out There: Tools for teaching, thriving, and surviving in a digital world
      Futrell, A and Samberg, M.
      North Carolina Technology in Education Society (NCTIES) Conference
    • MacGyver Librarianship: The Art of Doing More With Less
      Lagarde, J. and Samberg, M.
      North Carolina Techology In Education Society
      North Carolina School Library Media Association
  • 2014:

    • It’s A Jungle Out There: Tools for teaching, thriving, and surviving in a digital world
      Futrell, A and Samberg, M.
      North Carolina Technology in Education Society (NCTIES) Conference
    • Google's Big Secrets
      North Carolina New Schools Project Summer Institute

      North Carolina Technology in Education Society (NCTIES) Conference
    • Teacher Coaching for More Transparent Technology in the Classroom
      Bradburn, F and Samberg, M.
      North Carolina New Schools Project Summer Institute
    • Considerations for Effective Technology Budgeting and Purchasing
      Policies, Procedures, and Budgeting for K-12 Technology Integration
      Northeast Leadership Academy
    • Considerations for Effective Technology Budgeting and Purchasing

      North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
    • Zen and the Art of Buying More With Less

      Educon Philly
    • Teacher Coaching for More Transparent Technology in the Classroom
      Bradburn, F and Samberg, M.
      Scaling STEM Conference
    • MacGyver Librarianship: The Art of Doing More With LEss
      Lagarde, J. and Samberg, M.
      North Carolina School Library Media Association
    • Keynote Speaker
      Burke County Schools Technology Conference
      Mount Airy City Schools Technology Conference
      Roanoke River Valley Education Consortium Technology Conference
  • 2013:

    • It’s A Jungle Out There: Tools for teaching, thriving, and surviving in a digital world
      Futrell, A and Samberg, M.
      North Carolina Technology in Education Society (NCTIES) Conference
    • Running Your Own PD: Edcamp Style
      Anderson, S.; Gaddis, M.; Samberg, M.; and Smith. B.
      North Carolina New Schools Project Summer Institute
    • Teacher Coaching for More Transparent Technology in the Classroom
      Bradburn, F and Samberg, M.
      North Carolina New Schools Project Summer Institute
    • Web 2.0 Tools Throwdown
      North Carolina New Schools Project Summer Institute
    • Google's Big Secrets
      Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, Technology Leaders Institute
    • The Textbook FREE Math Classroom
      North Carolina Council for Teachers of Mathematics
    • Project Based Learning
      Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, Technology Leaders Institute
    • Integrating Mobile Devices into the Classroom
      Bradburn, F and Samberg, M.
      Communities in Schools of North Carolina, Winter Institute
  • 2012:

    • It’s A Jungle Out There: Tools for teaching, thriving, and surviving in a digital world
      Futrell, A and Samberg, M.
      North Carolina Technology in Education Society (NCTIES) Conference
    • The Textbook FREE Math Classroom
      North Carolina New Schools Project Summer Institute
    • Web 2.0 Tools Throwdown
      North Carolina New Schools Project Summer Institute
    • BYOD Strategies and Lessons Learned
      Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, Technology Leaders Institute
    • Creating Effective and Efficient Teacher Professional Development Workspaces
      North Carolina School Boards Association Conference
  • 2011:

    • It’s A Jungle Out There: Tools for teaching, thriving, and surviving in a digital world
      Futrell, A and Samberg, M.
      North Carolina Technology in Education Society (NCTIES) Conference
    • The Open Source Classroom and 1:1 Implementation
      North Carolina Technology in Education Society (NCTIES) Conference
    • The Textbook FREE Math Classroom
      Hall, N. and Samberg, M.
      North Carolina New Schools Project Summer Institute
  • 2010:

    • It’s A Jungle Out There: Tools for teaching, thriving, and surviving in a digital world
      Futrell, A and Samberg, M.
      North Carolina Technology in Education Society (NCTIES) Conference
  • 2009:

    • It’s A Jungle Out There: Tools for teaching, thriving, and surviving in a digital world
      Futrell, A and Samberg, M.
      North Carolina Technology in Education Society (NCTIES) Conference
  • 2008:

    • It’s A Jungle Out There: Tools for teaching, thriving, and surviving in a digital world
      Futrell, A and Samberg, M.
      North Carolina Technology in Education Society (NCTIES) Conference
  • 2007:

    • It’s A Jungle Out There: Tools for teaching, thriving, and surviving in a digital world
      Futrell, A and Samberg, M.
      North Carolina Technology in Education Society (NCTIES) Conference

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