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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

Have A Heart for Mary's Place
All of February at Local Area Businesses
Black History Jeopardy
Feb 23 at Windsor Town Hall, Council Chambers
Book Babies
Fridays at Windsor Public Library
Date Night BOGO 1/2 Off
Fridays at Menchie's Frozen Yogurt 1095 Kennedy Rd Windsor, CT 06074
Fish Fry Friday
Feb 23 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Wine & Whiskey Tasting
Feb 23 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Cross-country Skiing & Snowshoeing
Saturdays and Sundays at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Steak Dinner
Feb 24 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Police Cadets Spaghetti Supper
Feb 24 at Trinity United Methodist Church
Cross-country Skiing & Snowshoeing
Saturdays and Sundays at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Open Skate at Loomis Ice Rink
Most Sundays at Loomis Chaffee Ice Rink - Island Road
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Ballroom Dancing for Beginners
Feb 26 at Windsor High School Cafeteria
Monday Morning Book Club
Feb 26 at Windsor Public Library
Senior Citizen Day at Menchie's
Feb 26 at Menchie's Frozen Yogurt
Talk & Toys
Feb 26 at Windsor Public Library
Vigorous Kripalu Yoga
Feb 26 at Windsor High School J105
Young Artists After School Program
Feb 26 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Oscar Nominee Series
Feb 27 at Windsor Public Library
$5 Wednesday
Wednesdays at Menchie's Frozen Yogurt 1095 Kennedy Rd Windsor, CT 06074
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Budget Wkshp for Windsor Residents
Feb 28 at Windsor Town Hall - 275 Broad Street
Community Dancing
Wednesdays at Windsor High School Cafeteria
Harriet Tubman History Performance
Feb 28 at LP Wilson Community Center Auditorium
Prime Rib Buffet
Feb 28 at Tavern at Keney Park 171 Windsor Ave Windsor, CT
Wacky Wednesdays
Feb 28 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
FREE Genealogy Support Group
Mar 1 at Windsor Historical Society
Traditional and Modern Community Dan
Mar 1 at Windsor High School Cafeteria
Book Babies
Fridays at Windsor Public Library
Date Night BOGO 1/2 Off
Fridays at Menchie's Frozen Yogurt 1095 Kennedy Rd Windsor, CT 06074
Fish Fry Friday
Mar 2 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Friday Night Lights
Mar 2 at Community Center at 330 Windsor Avenue
Cross-country Skiing & Snowshoeing
Saturdays and Sundays at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Hearth Cooking Demo & Cookie Deco!
Mar 3 at Windsor Historical Society
It's the Windsor Feud!
Mar 3 at Windsor Town Hall and live on Win-TV and Win-TV.org
Northwest Park Coffeehouse Concert
Mar 3 at Northwest Park Nature Center 145 Lang Road Windsor CT
Steak Dinner
Mar 3 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Weekend Workshop: Custom Wood Signs
Mar 3 at Windsor Public Library
It's the Windsor Feud!
Mar 3 at Windsor Town Hall and live on Win-TV and Win-TV.org
Windsor Business Connections
1st Wednesday unless noted
Windsor Business Connections
1st Wednesday unless noted
Windsor Chamber Cares Auction
Apr 6 at Maneely's Banquet and Catering - 65 Rye St, South Windsor, CT