Full stack educational leader with the right mix of technical and adaptive leadership skills, dedicated to the district’s long-term success. Passionate about people, process, and performance!

Leveraging over a decade of central office experience with strong academic coursework and preparation programs, I am an accomplished educational leader and system architect dedicated to driving operational excellence within academic institutions.

PREPARATION – Completed a rigorous Superintendent’s Preparation Program at Kent State University, an R1 institution, under the guidance of Dr. Gornik, Dr. Cenker, and Dr. Mitchell, leading to the 5-Year Professional Superintendent License issued by ODE. In the dissertation phase of a Ph.D.

STATE STANDARDS – Participated in two instructional standards revision groups at ODE: the Social Studies Learning Standards and the Instructional Technology Learning Standards. Additionally, I was invited to create resources for the Model Curriculum for Instructional Technology.

LEADERSHIP – Participated as a district leadership team member in multiple union negotiations in two school districts, both certified and classified (7 contracts), and served on two Superintendent’s cabinet teams. Experienced in negotiations, union grievance procedures, ULPs, program management, and more. Process-oriented with deep experience in documenting what works, establishing standard work, and creating feedback cycles that help grow people.

CURRICULUM – Created coursework and course designs from scratch at the K-12 and post-secondary levels, including Ohio Learning Standards-aligned experiences, adult workshops, seminars, and conference presentations at local, regional, and national levels. Served on multiple ODE working groups for both standards revision (Social Studies and Technology) and model curriculum creation (Technology).

PROCESS – Well-versed in process improvement, with experience and certification in Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt), PMP toolsets, process and procedure documentation, and driving change in both small teams and large organizations.

PLANNING – Developed long-term plans for district success through technology migration, professional development roadmaps, and vertical implementation strategies in multiple districts.

WIDE EXPERIENCE – I’ve held board seats (both for-profit, and not-for-profit), adjunct faculty, and consultant positions in various industries to expand my horizons. Currently, I’m advocating for School Bus Transportation supervisors as a Director-at-Large for OAPT (Ohio Association of Pupil Transportation).

NETWORK – Developed a wide-reaching network of colleagues in the education business and beyond – from school leaders to vendors to community members and state entities.

I hold a Superintendent’s license from Kent State University and specialize in conceptualizing and implementing innovative strategies to optimize operational efficiency, reinforce support systems, and enhance the benchmarks of educational leadership within collaborative teams.

Read the rest of the story here: https://bit.ly/ajo1234


Near expert level user of the following tools:

  • Google Workspace (Admin, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Calendar, etc.)
  • Microsoft Office / 365 (Admin, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • LucidChart, Eventbrite, Zoom Phone System (Admin)
  • WordPress, Google Sites, Canvas (LMS)

DISSERTATION – Currently in the research phase of a dissertation at Kent State University with the working title “PERCEIVED ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT AMONG NEW K-12 CLASSIFIED SUPERVISORS.” The dissertation aims to highlight the support structures that exist for those supervisors charged with leading a district’s school bus transportation services.

Key Words

full stack educational leadership, technical and adaptive leadership skills, district success strategies, central office experience, academic coursework and program design, superintendent’s preparation program, Ph.D. coursework, state standards development, instructional technology expertise, union negotiation and grievance management, curriculum development and alignment, professional development and planning, technology migration strategies, board membership and consultancy, networking and collaboration, operational efficiency optimization, support system reinforcement, educational leadership benchmarks, innovative strategy implementation, collaborative team building, operational excellence, process improvement and rapid implementation strategy, technology integration, place-based education, experiential learning and teaching, educational technology consulting, staff development, curriculum adaptation, creative teaching solutions, unique learning experiences

Contact Information