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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

"Tis the Season"
Jun 7 at WINDSOR LOCAL FARMS STANDS
Diabetic Support Group
Jun 19 at LP Wilson Community Center, All Purpose One Room
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Making Things in Windsor
Jun 20 at Windsor Historical Society
Yoga at Northwest Park
Wednesdays at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Community Open House of Thanks
Jun 21 at Congregation Beth Ahm, 362 Palisado Avenue in Windsor
e-Passport to Summer Fun in Windsor
June 22 - Aug 31 at Town of Windsor
Lions Club Yoga Fundraiser
Jun 23 at Get Baked Bakery
Park Here - Fly There
Jun 24 at Hampton Inn located at 2168 Poquonock Avenue • Windsor, CT
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Monday Morning Book Club
Jun 25 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Summer Classic Movie Series
Jun 26 at Windsor Public Library
Summer Lobster Dinner
Jun 26 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
KC Sisters
Jun 27 at Windsor Public Library
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Jun 27 at Windsor High School J113
Yoga at Northwest Park
Wednesdays at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Concert on the Green
Jun 28 at Windsor Town Green
Farmers’ Market
Jun 28 at 240 Broad Street
Northwest Park"Nature Book Club"
4th Thurday of the month at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Summer Classic Movie Series
Jul 3 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Yoga at Northwest Park
Wednesdays at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Concert on the Green
Jul 5 at Windsor Town Green
Farmers’ Market
Jul 5 at 240 Broad Street
Bottle and Can Drive
Jul 7 at eagle green near Windsor public library
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Summer Classic Movie Series
Jul 10 at Windsor Public Library
YPW Meeting
2nd Tuesdays at 261 Broad Street, Windsor
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Comedy Night
Jul 11 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Yoga at Northwest Park
Wednesdays at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall North
Concert on the Green
Jul 12 at Windsor Town Green
Farmers’ Market
Jul 12 at 240 Broad Street
Tour Windsor Rocks!
Jul 12 at TourWindsorCT.org Locations
Community Block Party (Sharshon)
Jul 13 at Sharshon Park- 52 Skitchewaug Street, Windsor, CT 6095
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Summer Classic Movie Series
Jul 17 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
National Hot Dog Day
Jul 18 at The Tavern at Keney Park 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 060
Yoga at Northwest Park
Wednesdays at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Concert on the Green
Jul 19 at Windsor Town Green
Farmers’ Market
Jul 19 at 240 Broad Street
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Monday Morning Book Club
Jul 23 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Park Here - Fly There
Jul 24 at Hampton Inn located at 2168 Poquonock Avenue • Windsor, CT
Summer Classic Movie Series
Jul 24 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Intro to Improv Workshop
Jul 25 at Windsor Public Library
Yoga at Northwest Park
Wednesdays at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Farmers’ Market
Jul 26 at 240 Broad Street
Northwest Park"Nature Book Club"
4th Thurday of the month at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Community Block Party (Lancaster)
Jul 27 at Lancaster Park- 10 Somerset Drive, Windsor, CT 06095
The Tavern Luau
Jul 27 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
All Ages Drum Circle
Jul 30 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Summer Classic Movie Series
Jul 31 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Aug 1 at Windsor High School J113
Windsor Business Connections
1st Wednesday unless noted
Concert on the Green
Aug 2 at Windsor Town Green
Farmers’ Market
Aug 2 at 240 Broad Street
FREE Genealogy Support Group
Aug 2 at Windsor Historical Society
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
WOW Art Class
Aug 6 at Windsor Art Center
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Summer Classic Movie Series
Aug 7 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
Aug 8 at New England Dental Center, 250 Lamberton Road
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall North
Concert on the Green
Aug 9 at Windsor Town Green
Farmers’ Market
Aug 9 at 240 Broad Street
Community Block Party (Deerfield)
Aug 10 at Deerfield Park- 70 Colton Street, Windsor, CT 06095
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Summer Classic Movie Series
Aug 14 at Windsor Public Library
YPW Meeting
2nd Tuesdays at 261 Broad Street, Windsor
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Concert on the Green
Aug 16 at Windsor Town Green
Farmers’ Market
Aug 16 at 240 Broad Street