Bill Freitas

Teacher, Project Manager, and CIO in Lawrence Township, New Jersey

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Bill Freitas is the Director of Information Technology for The Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, NJ. He is particularly interested in technologies for supporting, evolving and expanding styles of teaching, learning, and assessment. He has worked at Saint Andrew's School in Boca Raton, Florida, and The Webb Schools in Claremont, CA. While at Lawrenceville, he was the coach of the Big Red Robotics team which took international awards in 5 consecutive RoboCup competitions in the High School division.

In 2016, he earned the Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL®) from CoSN. Based on the The Framework of Essential Skills of the K-12 CTO, the CETL exam covers everything a successful CTO needs to know and do. The three primary areas of focus are:

• Leadership & Vision
• Understanding the Educational Environment
• Managing Technology & Support Resources

He is the author of more than 15 textbooks in programming and computer literacy for EMC/Lawrenceville Press, and has taught everything from Video Game Programming to Robotics to AP Computer Science. He is currently the technology lead for the Eight Schools Association Blended and Online Learning consortium.

Bill is a graduate from Rutgers University in Computer Science / Management Information Systems. He has done graduate work in Computer Science at the University of Delaware and the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and in Education at Azusa Pacific University and the National Center for Technology Planning.