Loveland, Ohio - David Knapp begins serving the Loveland School District as the new technology director this August – a direct result of the community’s investment in the district with the passage of the May 6 operating levy, according to the District.
“This is an exciting time to be a Tiger; the community’s partnership with our district provided us the resources to bring a professional to the administrative table who has rich experience in integrating technology into education to enhance instruction,” said Loveland Superintendent Chad Hilliker. “We are proud of the advancements our teachers have made in this area up to this point, and we are excited Mr. Knapp will be here to provide our staff with the continuing professional development necessary to add structure and consistency to those enhancements so they can be district-wide. We welcome him to our team.”
Knapp earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Ohio University in 2007, and earned his master’s in instructional technology from the University of Nebraska Kearney in 2014. Knapp is currently working to earn his master’s in educational leadership from the University of Cincinnati.
He began serving students as a physical science teacher in the Hamilton City School District (2008-present), and in 2012, in addition to his teaching duties, he was named a technology learning consultant for that district. In 2013, Knapp transitioned into a fulltime technology instructional coach role. Knapp has been a featured conference presenter, has worked as an instructional technology consultant for Miami University, and is a Google Education Trainer.
“I could not be happier to be joining the Tiger Family and Loveland community,” said Knapp. “My primary focus will be to work with teachers and the administrative staff to integrate effective, academically sound technology practices in the classroom that optimize student engagement and achievement. I look forward to collaborating, sharing and growing with this outstanding group of professionals as we utilize technology to support and extend the teaching and learning process.”
The Board of Education approved a two-year contract for Knapp at the June 26 Board of Education meeting. Knapp plans to post frequent updates about the district’s technology efforts to his Twitter account @KnappTimeDK.
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