John Hinkle

TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR

 

Phone:

+234 908 7177 890

Email:

john@hinkle.io

Website:

hinkle.io

Skype:

js.hinkle

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About Me

 

I am currently employed as the Technology Director at the American International School of Abuja where I manage our IT and Communications Departments. During my four years at AISA, I improved communications, streamlined processes, and bolstered our online presence to improve recruitment.

At AISA, our IT department works with both academic and operations staff to create the best learning and working environment possible. For example, I worked with our principals on budgets, ensuring that students had access to the technology to best serve them in the classroom. In the Middle and High School, I also worked with our principal and teachers to develop a design-based technology program which incorporated robotics, coding, video editing, and graphic design.

In operations, I worked with our admin team revising many of our internal workflows, adding a layer of automation to improve internal and external communication while reducing workload. For example, I designed a script to aid with student behavior reporting, whereby a teacher filled a single form which automatically notified relevant administrators of the issue, filed the report, and emailed parents. Other technology-based solutions improved our experiences with scheduling, overseas ordering, budgeting, inventory, lunch services, parent communication, IT & maintenance ticketing, new family onboarding, parent-teacher conference scheduling, invoicing, and reimbursements.

As part of the school improvement process, I redesigned our teacher housing network and switched ISPs doubling the school internet speeds and quadrupling housing speeds at a reduced cost. In addition, my department helped teacher and student enrollment by creating recruitment videos and redesigning our website using SEO to dominate google search rankings and web analytics to focus on our most visited pages.
If given the chance, I would like to meet with you about how to utilize my skills to improve the staff and student experience at your school.
 

EXPERIENCE
 
Technology Director

2016-Current

American International School Abuja

As the technology director at AISA, I am responsible for our school technology systems and managing over 900 devices and 1000 email accounts.  I have created and implemented a full K-12 vertically aligned technology scope and sequence to assist students in acquiring the skills they need to both succeed in school but in their personal lives as well. I believe that it is my responsibility to share what I have learned over my career and every year I provided numerous trainings to both teachers, students, parents, and other educators from the surrounding community.

Technology and ELL Teacher

2014-2016

Buena Vista Concordia International School

At BCIS, I taught ELL and technology and managed to the school technology lab and online presence. I implemented a 3 year technology plan and developed a schoolwide technology curriculum and lead professional development for teachers on utilizing technology. I created websites, videos, pictures, news articles, and information updates for school media systems. I also created and implemented a school wide EFL program that successfully moved students into English only classrooms.

Teacher

2010-2014

China Hong Kong English School
EDUCATION
 
Georgia Tech

Expected 2021

Master's Degree - Computer Science
Concordia University - Nebraska

2010

Bachelor's Degree - History
CODING PROJECTS
 
SKILLS
 
Google Suite for Education
Powerschool
Atlas Rubicon
Adobe Software Suite
Javascript, Java, C#, Python
Windows, Mac, Ubuntu, Chrome OS
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
 
Modernized Institution

I implemented several new technology systems into the school and provided training on staff how to use them. Forms were digitized, sign in and lunch could be done with a swipe of an ID, budgets were tracked, and a barcoded inventory system was implemented all with no extra cost to the school.

Bolstered Online Presence

I redesigned website to a better looking, more stable, cheaper, website with higher search results and analytics to see what people what pages were working. We also redesigned our newsletters to be more aesthetically pleasing and contain more relevant information resulting in a 10% increase in enrollment.

Balanced the Budget

By prioritizing school needs, I reduced the school technology budget by 40% while maintaining or improving our core services.

 
CONTACT ME

John Hinkle

TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR

Phone:

+234 908 7177 890

 

Email:

john@hinkle.io 

Skype:

js.hinkle

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