Resume

Thomas Eugene Taylor





EDUCATION
  • M. A. Education, Reading Specialist, Furman University, Greenville, SC, August 1990. 
  • B. M. Music Education, Vocal/Choral Music, Furman University, Greenville, SC, cum laud, May 1983. 
  • Post-graduate courses taken at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, Lander University, Greenwood, SC, and the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

 TEACHING EXPERIENCE
  • District Five Schools of Spartanburg County, Duncan, SC 1998 - 2013 (retired)
    • Director of Technology - responsible for total technology program for District Five Schools, including
      • Data Infrastructure Design
      • Equipment Procurement
      • Technology Staff Development
      • Information Systems and Databases
      • Web-Based Communications
      • Software Evaluation and Implementation
  • Greenville County School District, Brushy Creek Elementary School, Taylors, SC, 1992 - 1998 
    • Multimedia Specialist - grades 3-5, implemented integrated curriculum in which students use online resources to develop interactive multimedia computer programs. 
    • Classroom Teacher: - grade 4, implemented all aspects of elementary curriculum for grade level; developed and implemented new uses of technology in the elementary classroom including telecommunications, multimedia, and student publishing. 
  • The Learning Lab, Tucson, AZ, October 1991 - April 1992. Provided tutoring & prescriptive learning programs for students with reading disabilities and other special needs. 
  • Amphitheater School District, Lulu Walker Elementary School, Tucson, AZ, January - May 1992. 
    • Instructional Technology Specialist: conducted classes in grades K-5 in keyboarding, word processing, and other computer literacy skills; maintenance and systems administration of MS-DOS/Novell Computer Lab running IBM-ICLAS and various educational software; teacher in-service on computer applications. 
  • Laurens School District # 55, Gray Court-Owings School, Gray Court, SC, 1984 - 1991. 
    • Gifted and Talented Program: grades 3 - 8, developed and implemented curriculum and guide for Laurens School District # 55, based on differentiated, multi-disciplinary study units in Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, Fine Arts,and Computer. 
    • Computer Coordinator: maintenance and systems administration of teacher network stations, including Computer Management Systems (CMS) Pathways Project, Osiris, InteGrade, and Novell workstations; maintenance and systems administration of IBM Computer Lab running Jostens Learning Corporation (JLC) software and IBM-ICLAS; teacher in-service on computer applications. 
    • Chorus: grades 7 - 8, mixed choral performance ensemble. 
    • Elementary Music : grades 1 - 6, general music

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
  • Instructional Technology Consultant
  • Professional Singer/Musician – paid appearances include Greenville Chorale Chamber Ensemble, First Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC, Spartanburg Festival Chorus, St. Matthews Methodist, Greenville,  Heritage Chamber Singers.
  • Fourth Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC.  Interim Music Director, 2005-2006
  • McCarter Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC. Chancel Choir Director, 1989 - 2004
  • Laurens First Presbyterian Church, Laurens, SC. Chancel Choir Director, 1984 - 1989.


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES : 
  • Conducted regular workshops on classroom uses of mobile technology, Google Apps, and Google Earth for SCETV and other organizations 2006 - present
  • Perform regularly with The Greenville Chorale and it’s professional core, the Chorale Chamber Ensemble 1996 - present
  • Invited vocal performer with Spartanburg Festival Chorus and various churches in the Greenville/Spartanburg area
  • Served as a contributor to SCETV’s RiverVenture.org project, designing mapping systems - 2007
  • Active with South Carolina Association of School Administrators Technology Roundtable, Served as Program Director in 2006
  • Served on South Carolina state technology committee writing the state’s technology plan.
  • Served on DISCUS Technology Assessment Committee in conjunction with the SC State Library.
  • Participant in Center for Educational Excellence 4MAT Excel training, spring 1995. 
  • Participant in 1994 National Teacher Training Institute for Telecommunications and Instructional Television in Rock Hill, South Carolina. 
  • Professional sabbatical taken academic year 1991-92 to develop curriculum materials on desert ecology and Native American studies. 
  • Tested and evaluated reading disabilities and wrote recommendations for instruction in informal and clinical settings, spring/summer 1990. 
  • Certified in the Program for Effective Teaching (PET), 1990.
  • Participant in South Carolina Mapping and Aerial Photography Systems (SC-MAPS) project, spring 1990. 
  • Regional director of South Carolina Music Association Choral Clinics for years 1987-90. 
  • Notary Public for South Carolina for terms 1984 - 1994, 1994 – 2004, 2004 - 2014
SYSTEMS EXPERIENCE:
  • Adobe Creative Suite
    • Photoshop
    • Lightroom
    • Premiere
    • After Effects
    • Audition
    • InDesign
    • Illustrator
    • Flash
  • Coda Finale
  • Microsoft Office Products
  • Google Applications
  • ESRI ArcGIS
  • PHP
  • ASP
  • MS-SQL
  • MySQL
  • Apache