Bill Freitas, CETL, CISSP

CIO, Teacher, and Information Security Specialist 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

In 2017, he earned the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), the premier Cybersecurity Certification from (ISC)², the International Information System Security Certification Consortium. The eight domains covered in the certification are:

• Security and Risk Management

• Asset Security

• Security Engineering

• Communications and Network Security

• Identity and Access Management

• Security Assessment and Testing

• Security Operations

• Software Development Security

Bill 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.