|Educational Technology Specialist
Experience: Positions throughout Asia, Pacific and the Middle East. He has worked as an educator and technology specialist in the Fiji Islands; Yokohama, Japan; Jakarta, Indonesia; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Kuwait City, Kuwait; Shanghai, China, and Surabaya, Indonesia.
|His professional experience has primarily been with overseas American K-12 schools associated with the U.S. State Department through the Office of Overseas Schools but he has also worked as an adjunct professor of technology for the University of Maryland. Don has been a regular presenter at technology conferences world-wide on a broad range of educational technology topics, much of which are based on his experience with designing and setting up scalable wireless networked systems in support of one student, one laptop programs. After 28-years and eight international postings, Don and his family recently moved back to the U.S. where he remains active with his online international learning communities while compiling notes, journals and anecdotes for a book, four years in the making.|
Beginning a few months after finishing under-graduate school and continuing on to the present, the twenty-eight years I have spent living and working throughout the Asian, Pacific and Middle East regions have been one of contrasting experiences. From my first international posting as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Fiji Islands in the early 80′s to my most recent role as a Director of Information Technology at Surabaya International School in Surabaya, Indonesia, I have gone from thatch-roofed island life to megalopolis living in some of the world’s largest cities. Now, as I take time away from the workforce, I am setting aside time to reflect on those years. These pages will thus serve as a semi-private medium for personal and professional reflection.