RESUME

JOHN RAYMOND LUSTIG 
47 Eagle Ridge TrailNorth Mankato, MN 56003(507) 317-7761 johnlustig@gitsul.org http://john.gitsul.org


OBJECTIVE

  • To provide leadership for innovative programming and quality instruction that maximizes student achievement. 

PROFILE

  • Systems thinking educator with twenty years of experience leading innovative opportunities and programming.
  • Leadership strengths: Individualization • Ideation • Relator • Futuristic • Input• Connectedness

SKILLS

  • Strategic leader of program development, data-driven decision making, instructional planning and teacher support.
  • Extensive background providing professional development leadership and group facilitation 
  • Trained in Cognitive Coaching and Danielson’s A Framework for Teaching
  • Educational technology visioning, leadership, training, and coaching
  • Superb written and oral communication skills
  • Organizational and strategic planning

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Principal                                                            July 2016 – Present 
Minnesota Valley Education District, Saint Peter, MN 
  • Provide leadership for the overall activities for students and staff in three special education schools: K-12 Level IV School serving students with emotional behavior disorder; K-12 Level III programming serving students with autism spectrum disorder; 5-12 self-contained school serving students in a residential care and treatment program. 
  • Supervise and evaluate 38 staff: licensed teachers, social workers, mental health practitioners, paraprofessionals, and office staff. 
  • Provide leadership for program initiatives, team-building, student discipline, problem-solving team coordination, and creation of a safe, respectful, fair, and appropriate learning environment.

District Technology Director                            July 2012 – June 2016
Saint Peter Public Schools, Saint Peter, MN
  • Supervise, evaluate and provide direction to technology department staff and district technology coaches.
  • Coordinate, develop, implement, monitor and evaluate the three-year district technology plan.
  • Provide leadership for the instructional coaching committee and the district technology committee.
  • Develop and implement the annual district technology budget.
  • Provide leadership for the Saints Digital Learning Initiative and 1-to-1 digital learning plan.
  • Organize and provide leadership for Saints Technology Boot Camp for staff.
  • Provide leadership for the teacher evaluation process at Minnesota Valley Education District schools.
  • Developed the facilities bond referendum information and social media plans. 
Technology Integration Specialist                   July 2010 – June 2012
Le Sueur-Henderson Public Schools, Le Sueur, MN
  • Developed plan and training materials for district-wide implementation of Google Apps.
  • Facilitated planning, research, and development of a new school district vision to integrate a 1-to-1 
  • computer device model into K-12 curriculum and instruction.
  • Created, organized, and facilitated systemic professional development opportunities to prepare and assist teachers as they integrated technology into their curriculum and instruction.
Area Learning Center Coordinator                      August 1997 – July 2010
Le Sueur-Henderson Public Schools, Le Sueur, MN
  • Developed program’s curriculum plan that embedded Minnesota Academic Standards.
  • Conducted student intake meetings for prospective students and parents.
  • Facilitated the development of Area Learning Center rules and policies.
  • Developed and managed annual program budget.
  • Coordinated Le Sueur-Henderson School District’s summer school programming for high school students.
  • Co-facilitated program development and successful state applications for Area Learning Center, including high school and middle level alternative programs, and K-8 Targeted Services program.
Social Studies Teacher – ALC Grades 9-12           January 1997 – June 2012
Le Sueur-Henderson Public Schools, Le Sueur, MN
  • Planned and taught differentiated and technology enriched lessons for social studies classes that included American Government, U.S. History, World History, Economics, Sociology, and Psychology.
  • Piloted a 1:1 computer initiative that integrated technology into curriculum and instruction.
  • Selected as the Le Sueur-Henderson Education Association’s Teacher of the Year in 2010.

DISTRICT COMMITTEE EXPERIENCES 

Saint Peter Public Schools 
District Administrative Team • District Principals Plus Team • District Curriculum Council • Instructional Coaching Committee
District Technology Committee • Q-Comp Advisory Team

Le Sueur-Henderson Public Schools 
District Data Team • District Staff Development Team • Strengths Initiative Team • Crisis Management Team • Professional Growth Plan Coaching Team • CHARACTER COUNTS! Committee • STEM Task Force • President and contract negotiator for the Le Sueur-Henderson Education Association


EDUCATION

Graduate Certificate - Director of Special Education License            December 2017
Minnesota State University-Mankato, Mankato, MN

Specialist in Educational Leadership & K-12 Administrative License          July 2015
Minnesota State University-Mankato, Mankato, MN

Master of Science - Educational Technology          December 2011
Minnesota State University-Mankato, Mankato
Creative Project: Barriers of Integrating Technology into Instruction
Graduate Certificate - Instructional Media in the Classroom 

Non-Degree Coursework - Minnesota Teaching License          May 1995
Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN
7-12 Social Studies: File Folder 356731

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology          June 1991
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Educational Technology Leader (CETL)
Consortium for School Networking, Washington, D.C.


CONTINUING EDUCATION

Center for Cognitive Coaching          March 2011
Minnesota State University-Mankato, Mankato, MN

Professional Development Schools (PDS) Leadership Institute          May 2010
Minnesota State University-Mankato, Mankato, MN

Non-Degree Coursework - Middle School Philosophy & Practices          June 2007
Minnesota State University-Mankato, Mankato, MN
5-12 Minnesota Teaching License: File Folder 356731


TECHNOLOGY SKILLS 

Windows • Mac OS X • iOS • Android • Chromebooks • Google Apps • Microsoft Office • Infinite Campus Blackboard Connect • Applitrack • Viewpoint Data Warehouse • Moodle • Edmodo • Social Media • Web 2.0



AFFILIATIONS

Saint Peter Rotary • MASA • SOCRATES • South Central Service Coop • Innovation Zone Summit • ISTE • CoSN


HOBBIES

Sports Enthusiast • Running • Yoga • Photography • Design • Painting • Hiking • Canoeing • Fly-Fishing