Lyford Rome

Award winning educator and administrator with 20 years experience with teaching and technology seeking a position as K-8 technology director or educator.

Director of Technology, Network Administrator, Technology Educator
Heschel West Day School, Agoura, CA — 1997-Present

Director of Technology
• Designed K-8 curriculum surpassing National Educational Technology Standards (NETS).
• Managed 300k annual budget and oversaw all technology assets.
• Established technology as a foundational pillar of the school identity.
• Prepared 5 year technology plan incorporating new construction and future expansion.
• Initiated and managed one to one student laptop program in the middle school.
• Enlisted support of the Board of Directors to secure funding for technology program.
• Led acquisition of school information database system including scheduling and HR.
• Transitioned institution to digital record keeping reducing staff workload.
• Authored accreditation report for library and technology program.
• Hired and trained teaching and technical support staff, expanding department %.
• Formulated Acceptable Use Policy for students and staff.
• Organized Admissions Department marketing materials for website.
• Improved parent communications with a school online bulletin board, calendar and newsletter.
• Instituted automated school emergency notification system.

Network Administrator

• Designed and installed 250 user wireless network in house.
• Planned for increased technology needs as school tripled in size.
• Performed network security audit and developed off site backup strategies.
• Drafted institutional disaster recovery plan.
• Produced website and administered school BBS and email servers.
• Maintained mixed platform LAN and serviced network of 100 computers.
• Organized institution wide OS transitions with minimal disruption of services.
• Established content management system for website.

Technology Educator
• Taught K-7 technology courses, including Electronic Music Production and Computer Animation.
• Integrated thematic project based learning with technology lessons.
• Facilitated technology inservice days for faculty and staff.
• Compiled scope and sequence matrix with relevant software assets by subject area.

Independent Multimedia Producer, Composer, Musical Director, Dialog Editor

Tinker-Tunes (formerly media99), Ventura, CA — 1995-Present
• Produced several K-6 and 9-12 grade educational resource series for McGraw-Hill International.
• Composed and recorded music featured on local and nationally syndicated radio and television.
• Directed, recorded and engineered audio for independent films, live performance and theater.
• Designed, installed and operated a multimedia recording studio combining traditional acoustic
recording with MIDI and digital audio editing facilities, video, overdub and sync capabilities.
• Contributed music and sound design for the award winning GeoSafari CD-ROM by Educational Insights and Barney On Location by Hasbro.
• Designed FileMaker database for gymnastics school including student records, accounts, enrollment and scheduling.

Music Teacher and Computer Coordinator
St. Catherine’s School, Reseda, CA — 1985-1997
• Led evaluation team for state credential certification.
• Secured grants to expand technology resources.
• Music teacher and computer coordinator, also assisted with Spanish enrichment program.
• Developed curriculum for K-8 study.
• Managed office network and oversaw software purchases.
• Trained staff on software and hardware.
• Reconditioned and repaired donated computers for classroom use.

Music Teacher and Performance Coordinator
Franklin Ave. School, Los Feliz, CA — 1992-1994
• Taught K-5 music enrichment classes and directed choral performances.


• Post Graduate Child Development Studies, California State University, Northridge, 1991
• Post Graduate Linguistics and Music Studies, California State University, Northridge, 1990
• Philosophy Degree, Physics and English Minors, St. John’s College, Camarillo, 1985

ISTE and NETS curriculum development, Mac OS X Server administration, Windows XP, network design, TCP/IP, DNS, web and email protocols, FileMaker, Macromedia DreamWeaver, Flash, iLife, Microsoft Word. Excel, Powerpoint, multiple educational software packages, Logic Pro, SketchUp, ACTIVStudio, inResonance, Keystone, Generations, Portal, Basic Spanish fluency

2006 Excellence in Education Award (Heschel West), Member International Society for Technology in Education, Member Electronic Music Foundation, Member Computer Using Educators, Member Electronic Frontier Foundation.