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Matthew R. Dadona

Matthew R. Dadona
Matthew Dadona
Director of Information, Technology and
Career and Technical Education
Windsor Public Schools
601 Matianuck Avenue
Windsor, CT 06095
(860) 687-2000 x 291
mdadona@windsorct.org

CERTIFICATION

Connecticut Provisional Certificate with endorsements in Technology and Engineering Education (CT Code 047) K-12, Expiration Date 3/6/2021
Connecticut Administration Certificate(092), Expiration date 6/2022
EDUCATION

Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Ct June 2014-June 2016
6th Year Degree, Educational Leadership; GPA: 3.97
Course Highlights: Leaders as Learners, Leadership: Teaching and Learning, Understanding External Environments of School, Advanced Topics in Educational Leadership, Internship in Educational Leadership
Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Ct January 2009-2010
Master of Arts in Teaching, Technology and Engineering Education; GPA: 3.96
Course Highlights: Research on Teaching Diverse Learners, Introduction Special Education, Design and Delivery of Instruction, Meeting the Needs of Special Learners in the Classroom, Literacy and Language Issues in the classroom, Reading and Designing Educational Research, Creating Productive Learning Environments, Perspectives on Educational Policy and Practice
Providence College, Providence RI September 1999- May 2003
Bachelor of Science, Finance
Course Highlights: International Marketing, Finance, Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Consumer Behavior, Marketing Research, Advertising
RELATED EXPERIENCE

Windsor Public Schools
Director of Information, Technology, and Career and Technical Education July 2016-Present
Responsible for all technology in district: computers, mobile devices, software, all educational technology. Manage staff of technicians (3), data managers (2), IT manager (1), and educational technology teachers (4)
Offer meaningful, effective, efficient technology solutions for instructional and non-instructional staff. Provide professional development to staff to ensure success. Implemented several software initiatives to maximize effectiveness.
Oversee 11 teachers at middle and high school level in career and technical education. Provide support and evaluation to ensure rigorous, competitive and relevant course offerings to students.


Windsor High School
PLC Leader August 2015-June 2016
As the Instructional Data Team (IDT) Leader, guided a team of 6 colleagues as we use the data team process to identify and address a significant student performance issue of student engagement and content knowledge as a result. Strategies focus on changes the adult practices of the members of the group, created a project progress rubric and weekly check-in meeting with all students to formatively assess student’s progress and gauge understanding.
Technology Education Teacher August 2009-Present
Subjects Taught: Manufacturing, Wood Technology, Principles of Technology, Foundations of Technology, Applied Power, Construction Technology

Provided individualized instruction to many levels of student readiness

Instituted and participated on Safety Committee to establish, maintain and monitor safe laboratory and shop procedures/environment

Overhauled curriculum in all courses taught to meet state standards, 21st Century skills, and contemporary techniques and student enrollment


Events

Socktober - winter sock collection
thru December at Windsor Social Services, LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue
Toys For Tots Drive
Nov 21 at 340 Broad St, Windsor, CT Suite 208
Windsor Art Ctr Holiday Art & Craft
Dec 8 at Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic St, Windsor
Fencing Class
Dec 12 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Dec 12 at Windsor Public Library
Teen Gingerbread House Contest
Dec 12 at Windsor Public Library
Understanding Video Game Addiction
Dec 12 at The Windsor Public Library, 323 Broad Street, Windsor CT 06095
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall North
"Natural Wreath Making" at NWP
Dec 13 at Northwest Park & Nature Center
Reading Challenge
Dec 13 at Windsor Public Library
Christmas Tree & Holiday Open House
Dec 15 at 234 Kenswick Lane, Windsor
Down South Saturdays
Saturdays at The Tavern at Keney Park
National Wreaths Across America Day
Dec 15 at Windsor Veterans Memorial Cemetery on East St
Christmas Tree & Holiday Open House
Dec 16 at 234 Kenswick Lane, Windsor
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Dec 17 at LP Wilson Community Center
Monday Morning Book Club
Dec 17 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Dec 19 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Dec 19 at Windsor Public Library
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Dec 19 at Windsor High School J113
Down South Saturdays
Saturdays at The Tavern at Keney Park
Dr. Curry & Santa Christmas Party
Dec 22 at Wilson Fire Department- 50 Pine Lane
"Winter Solstice Full Moon Hike"
Dec 22 at Northwest Park & Nature Center, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Dec 24 at LP Wilson Community Center
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Dec 26 at LP Wilson Community Center
Down South Saturdays
Saturdays at The Tavern at Keney Park
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Dec 31 at LP Wilson Community Center
New Years Eve Happy Hour
Dec 31 at The Tavern at Keney Park
New Years Day Brunch at The Tavern
Jan 1, 2019 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Jan 2, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jan 2, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Windsor Business Connections
1st Wednesday unless noted
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Jan 7, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Learn to Crochet
Jan 8, 2019
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
YPW Meeting
2nd Tuesdays at 261 Broad Street, Windsor
Fencing Class
Jan 9, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jan 9, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
Jan 9, 2019 at Tavern at Keney Park
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall North
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Jan 14, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Jan's Sewing Hour
Jan 15, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Jan 15, 2019
Windsor Junior Woman's Club Meeting
Jan 15, 2019 at Union Street Tavern in Windsor Center
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Jan 16, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jan 16, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Botanical Illust. Poster Hanging
Jan 17, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Botanical Illust. Poster Hanging
Jan 19, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Jan 21, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Learn to Crochet
Jan 22, 2019
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Jan 23, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jan 23, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Jan 23, 2019 at Windsor High School J113
Downton Abbey Inspired Tea
Jan 27, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Jan 28, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Monday Morning Book Club
Jan 28, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Jan 29, 2019
Oscar Nominee Series
Jan 29, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Jan 30, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jan 30, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Feb 4, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Learn to Crochet
Feb 5, 2019
Oscar Nominee Series
Feb 5, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Feb 6, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Feb 6, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Windsor Business Connections
1st Wednesday unless noted
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095