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Vita/Resume Highlights

Education

*Boise State University - enrolled in Educational Technology Ed.S. program - current

*Ed.S. - Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership - Henderson State University - 2013

*M.S.E. - Masters of Science in Education - Educational Leadership - Henderson State University - 2003

*B.S.E. - Bachelors of Science in Education - Vocational Business Education - Henderson State  University - 1994

*Phillips County Community College - Advanced Placement Student - 1987-1988

*High School - Barton High School - Barton-Lexa, Arkansas - 1988

 

Licensure/Certifications:

Educational Leadership - District Level (Superintendents License)

Educational Leadership – Building Level (P12 Principals License)

Building Administrator – Primary – 8th grade

Building Administrator – 7th grade – 12th grade

Vocational Business Education – 7th grade – 12th grade

German Language – 7th grade – 12th grade

Business Technology – 7th grade – 12th grade

 

Employment/Positions

* Arkansas Department of Education - DESE - Assistant Commissioner, Research and Technology (2018-present)

* Henderson State University - Former Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership (2009-2018)

* Hot Springs Technology Institute - Former Director - http://hsti.org (1997-2018)

* Schools Without Walls - Founder/Former Director - http://www.schoolswow.org (2009-present)

* DB Consulting - Educational Technology Services - bentond75@gmail.com (1994 to present)

Honors and Accomplishments

  • Arkansas Association of Computing - 2020

  • HSTI - Excellence in Service Award - 2019

  • ARKSTE - Technology Leader of the Year - 2019

  • AAIM – Arkansas Technology Leader of the Year – 2013

  • Arkansas Society for Technology In Education - Board Member - 2000-2014

  • Henderson State University - Faculty Excellence in Innovation and Creativity Award – 2012

  • Arkansas State Department of Education Technology Planning Committee - 2006-2012

  • AAIM – Arkansas Technology Leader of the Year – 2002

  • National Business Education Assoc. Award of Merit for outstanding performance in business education - 1994

  • First Place - Mr. Future Business Teacher for Arkansas - Phi Beta Lambda - 1994

  • Judge for District VII FBLA competitions - 1994–1998

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