EDUCATION & LICENSURE
SUPERINTENDENT LICENSURE PROGRAM
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
License: 5 Year Professional – Superintendent Expiration June, 2022
MASTERS OF EDUCATION Educational Leadership
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio – Educational Leadership
License: 5 Year Professional – Principal Expiration June, 2020
MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION Instructional Technology
University of Nebraska Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska – Instructional Technology
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION Integrated Science Grades 7-12
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
License: Integrated Science Education 7-12 Expiration June, 2020
LEADERSHIP & INSTRUCTIONAL EXPERIENCE
LOVELAND CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, Loveland, OH August 2017-Present
Director of Technology and Innovation
Provides vision, direction, and coordination of all technology, systems, and personnel in the school district while utilizing innovative technology which enhances instruction and accelerates student learning and achievement. Works cooperatively with administration, the innovative instructional team, the technology support staff and school innovation teams to align school efforts with the district strategic plan. Thinks in a visionary, global manner and collaborates with varied stakeholders to develop and implement systems for increasing human capacity which emphasizes growth and innovator’s mindsets.
LOVELAND CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, Loveland, OH August 2014-August 2017
Director of Technology
Provides leadership in the identification, assessment, and management of technology needs for the school district. Directs and coordinates all tasks and elements needed to effect comprehensive integration of appropriate technology into every facet of educational operations and functions. Manages the integration of educational technology into schools, classrooms and administrative offices by providing professional leadership in all areas of technology planning and technology resource management.
HAMILTON CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, Hamilton OH, August 2013-June 2014
Technology Instructional Coach
Facilitates in the creation, integration, and development of instructional-based technology in the classroom to increase student achievement and enrich the learning process. Interfaces and provides instruction with teachers and administration to infuse technology into the academic curriculum. Maintains instruction and training of technology tools, resources, and web-based instruction. Provides input and recommendations regarding both building and district technology plans, as well as providing insight regarding instructional methods serving to increase and supplement teachers’ use of technology as it positively impacts student performance in the classroom.
HAMILTON CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, Hamilton Freshman School, Hamilton, OH August 2008-August 2013
Physical Science, Grade 9
Developed and implemented a course of study aligned with the district curriculum that is designed to foster creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication amongst students. Differentiated instruction takes place in a student-centered, inquiry-based classroom, where effective technology integration drives learning both in class and through online learning environments.
NORTHWEST SCHOOL DISTRICT, Colerain High School, Cincinnati, OH February 2008-June 2008
Long Term Substitute Teacher
Honors Physics and Astronomy/Geology, Grades 11 and 12
Managed classroom coverage and assumed responsibilities of regular classroom teacher throughout long term substitute teaching tenure including planning, instruction, assessment, and implementation of personal daily planning. Worked independently and with colleagues in developing daily lesson plans, executing curriculum, grading and evaluating student work and providing individual assistance to students, as needed.
RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
LEARN21, Cincinnati, OH – January 2018-Present President, Board of Directors Provides leadership for the Learn21 Consortium by presiding on the Board of Directors.
HIGH AIMS CONSORTIUM, Cincinnati, OH – September, 2018-Present
Planning Committee Chair
Assists the High Aims Executive Director in the creation and implementation of professional development opportunities for the planning committee team.
HAMILTON CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, Hamilton, OH – August, 2013-June, 2014
Resident Educator Mentor
Responsible for providing support and guidance regarding instructional practices, classroom management, the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System, as well as the majority of all other teacher related responsibilities Year Two Educators enrolled in the Ohio Department of Education Resident Educator program.
THE OHIO COUNCIL FOR SOCIAL STUDIES, Columbus, OH – August, 2013-June, 2014
Website Administrator Consultant
Work alongside council leadership in maintaining the OCSS web environment through routine site maintenance, installation of WordPress themes and upgrades, and enhancing website aesthetics, design and navigation, and accessibility.
CLASSROOM ANTICS TECHNOLOGY CAMP, Cincinnati, OH – April, 2013-August, 2014
Facilitates and leads instruction of a project-based enrichment program promoting creativity, teamwork, and ingenuity through the application of technology. Involved with the instruction of computer programming, video game design, LEGO robotics, and stop-motion animation in a fun and engaging environment.
HAMILTON CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, Hamilton, OH – 2012-2013
Technology & Learning Consultant
Provided support regarding technology-based instruction, professional development and individualized training for teaching and administrative staff at the Hamilton Freshman School, as well as across the entire school district.
MIAMI UNIVERSITY, Oxford, OH – 2012-2013
Instructional Technology Consultant
Delivered supplemental training over several months to faculty regarding the integration of various instructional technology tools including best practice of a learning management system, instruction via the iPad, and utilizing Google Apps for Education professionally in the collegiate classroom.
MR. K’S MATH ENRICHMENT COLLEGE CONSORTIUM, Cincinnati, OH – 2009-2012
Provided supplemental enrichment, intervention, and assistance to Cincinnati Public School students over the course of the school year in a Montessori based tutoring environment. Worked in a small group setting to target learning gaps and provide personalized instruction with the goal of helping to improve student math performance in the classroom and on state tests.
TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY SKILLS
Current Google for Education Certified Innovator, former Google for Education Certified Trainer; Fluent in Chrome, Google Apps for Education, Chromebook deployment and management, Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Microsoft Office, iPad integration, the use of Schoology, Moodle and Blackboard as a learning management system, WordPress content management system, web-based instructional resources, SMART Technologies software and hardware, Progressbook and First Class email client with experience in HTML and CSS.
Knapp, D & Ragusa, D (2018). How to Approach Your Software Investment. Presentation given at the Ohio School Boards Association Capital Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
Knapp, D (2018). Come Tomorrow. Presentation given at Ignite 1.0, Middletown, Ohio.
Knapp, D, Vander Veen, Z & Wanstrath, A (2018). Open Education Resources: Frameworks and Narratives. Presentation given at the Ohio Educational Techhnology Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
Knapp, D (2017). Innovator’s Mindset: Loveland’s Book Study Challenge. Presentation given at the Mason Summer Learning Series, Mason, Ohio.
Knapp, D (2017). Loveland[x]: Our Teacher Innovation Team. Presentation given at the Mason Summer Learning Series, Mason, Ohio.
Cooper, J & Knapp, D (2016). Growing and Sustaining a Culture of Innovation. Presentation given at the Learn21 Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
Knapp, D (2016). Become a GAFE Principal Ninja. Presentation given at the High Aims Summer Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Knapp, D (2015). In-House Tech Support: Putting our students to work. Presentation given at the Learn21 Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
Knapp, D (2015). Loveland City School District Goes Google: Our journey past, present and future. Presentation given at Loveland Google Roadshow, Loveland, Ohio.
Knapp, D (2015, August). Level Up Your Classroom With Gamification. Presentation given at the High AIMS Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Knapp, D (2015, March). Future Trends in Teaching and Learning (w/technology). Presentation given at the Learn21 Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
Knapp, D. & Rose, C. (2014, August). Level Up Your Classroom With Gamification. Presentation given at the Stark/Portage Area Computer Consortium Conference, Massillon, Ohio.
Knapp, D., Smith, T. & Vander Veen, Z. (2014, January). Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Deploying 3,000 Student Devices But Were Afraid to Ask. Presentation given at the Ohio Educational Technology Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
Knapp, D. & Smith, T. (2014, March). Show Me the Evidence: Applying Web-Based Resources to the OTES Model. Presentation given at the Learn21 Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
DR. AMY CROUSE
Loveland City School District
(513) 683 – 5600
Hamilton County Educationl Service Center
(513) 674 – 4200
Executive Direcotr of Teaching and Learning
Lakota Local Schools
(513) 874 – 5505
Batavia Local Schools
(513) 732 – 2343