During a school board meeting Monday night, board members unanimously approved hiring former D70 technology literacy coach Chris Vipond as the new Director of Technology as of July 1.
Currently, Vipond is the Director of Technology with Community Consolidated School District 46 in Grayslake, Il., for the last two years. Before moving into administration, Vipond was a Technology Literacy Coach in D70 for six years. He also taught for four years in Waukegan Community Unit District 60 as a physical education instructor, and also worked for two years as an Internal Behavior Coach for Waukegan.
Vipond has two master's degrees from Concordia University in Chicago, one in educational technology leadership and one in Illinois Principal Preparation. His bachelor's degree is in physical education from Carthage College.
A strong proponent of technology integration in the classroom, Chris noted that technology can supplement the core curriculum and instruction. He also said he believes technology can play a critical role in offering differentiated and personalized instruction for students of all ages.