Ronald J. Szabo

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BACKGROUND SUMMARY: Educator and administrator in the public schools with teaching experience in elementary education and remedial reading, building administrative experience as an elementary school principal and central office experience as a curriculum specialist for Math, Science, Business Education and Technology. Presently on the Adjunct Staff of Moravian College and Wilkes University.

 

EMPLOYMENT:

Moravian College (1999-present)

Adjunct Staff -
  • Special Topics In Technology Education: Web Quests (M.Ed Program)
  • Special Topics in Technology Education: Digital Video (M.Ed Program)
  • Special Topics in Technology Education: Video and sound in PowerPoint (M.Ed Program)
  • Technology in Education
  • Art in Elementary School

Director of Computing Across the Curriculum

Blackboard Technical Support and Training

Wilkes University (Summer 2002 - 2004)
Adjunct Staff
  • Building Site Management (Allentown Campus - Summer 2003)
  • 21st Centrury Telecommunications (Bethlehem Campus- Fall 2003)
  • Building Site Management (Quakertown Campus - Summer 2003)
  • Building Site Management (Bethlehem Campus - Summer 2002)

Bethlehem Area School District (1973 - 1999)

Principal Hanover Elementary School (1996- 1999)
  • Restructured schools' instructional technology curriculum
  • Implemented New Standards Curriculum
  • Headed design team to remodel school
  • Engineered move from Hanover to Rosemont Elementary for building reconstruction
  • Monitored construction at Hanover Elementary
  • Supervised the move back into the renovated Hanover Elementary
  • Cited as 3rd highest scoring elementary school in the state in reading and math (1998)

 Principal - Donegan Elementary School (1989 - 1996)

• Restructured school around Instructional Support model
• Assisted in the design of the district's English Immersion Program
• Supervised a staff of 56 professional/paraprofessionals
• Cited as an exemplary IST site by Pa. Department of Education 1994

 Assistant Elementary Principal - Donegan Elementary (1987 - 1990)

•Responsible for discipline and curriculum monitoring.

 Curriculum Specialist - Business Education/Technology (1983 - 1987)

• Developed and implemented computer technology program K-12.
• Revised and expanded high school technology offerings.
• Evaluated and purchased district hardware and software.

 Curriculum Specialist - Math/Science/Business (1979 - 1983)

• Revised Mathematics and Science curriculum for grades 6-9.
• Participated in the planning of middle schools as part of district reorganization.

 Elementary Teacher - Edgeboro Elementary (1977 - 1979)

• Taught grades 2,3, 5, and 6.

 Administrative Intern - (1976 - 1977)

• Intern Principal - Freemansburg/Edgeboro Elementary

 Elementary Teacher - Clearview Elementary (1973 - 1976)

• Taught grade 6.

 Remedial Reading Teacher Summer School

• Designed and taught remedial reading program for students in grades 7- 9.

 Director of Summer School

• Directed the operation of grade 7-12 program during the summers of 1973 and 1974.

 Lehigh University (1972, 1982 - 1986)

• Adjunct Lecturer - Educational Technology.

 Long Branch Public Schools (1968 - 1972)

Elementary Teacher

• Taught grade 6 - (1968 - 1972)

• Assistant Director - Project Upgrade

• Directed summer remedial program for elementary students.

EDUCATION:

 Lehigh University MEd - 1973 - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Secondary Administration (1986)
Elementary Administration (1973)
Reading Specialist Certification (1974)

Newark State College 1969 - Newark, New Jersey

 Elementary Certification

 Montclair State College BA - 1968 - Upper Montclair, New Jersey

Industrial Arts Education K-12
Concentration: Graphic Arts, Mechanical Drawing

CERTIFICATIONS:

Elementary Education - New Jersey/Pennsylvania
Industrial Art (k-12)) - New Jersey/Pennsylvania
Reading Specialist - Pennsylvania
Elementary Administration - Pennsylvania
Secondary Administration - Pennsylvania

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

 Technology Seminar - Education Department Moravian College 1999

Technology Consultant - Ruperti Gymnasium, Muhldorf Germany 1997

 Principal's Training - Instructional Support - Pennsylvania Department of Education 1993-95

 WLVT-TV Associate Producer Scholastic Scrimmage, 1995, 1996.

 Scott, Foresman Company - Portfolio Assessment, Consultant 1993 - 1995.

 Scott, Foresman Company, Invitation to Mathematics - Computer Management System - Consultant, 1986.

 Middle States Association - Committee on Automation, Consultant, 1985 - 1986.

 Curriculum Consultant - ABC Television and the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, ABC/NEA School Disc, February 1980 - 1983.

 Curriculum Consultant - Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Development of Teacher's guide, The Story of Coal, 1980.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

Principal's Training - Instructional Support
Department of Education, Pennsylvania, 1993 - 1995

East Stroudsburg University, Computers in Education Workshop
Designing K-12 Technology Program, August 1985 - 1986.

King's College, Irish Teacher's Project
Computer Assisted Instruction, July 1983 , 1985, 1986

Fordham University - Association of Computer Educators
Conference - Teaching Concepts of Computer
Programming through the use of Programmable Toys, November 1985.

 Kutztown State College
Computers in Schools,December 1982.

 PASCD NE Region, King's College
Introducing Technology to Students, October 1982.

 Lehigh University
Video Disk Technology, July 1980.

 NEA/IPD National Conference, Washington D.C.
ABC/NEA School Disc, October 1980.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

 Parents as Partners in Learning, Bethlehem Area School District, 1981.

 Parents as Instructional Aides, Today's Education, November/December 1980.

 

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