John Krouskoff (full contact information) most recently served as the director of technology and innovation at the Brewster Central School District in New York State. Posts to this blog made after November 2, 2015 are largely related to his role in the school district and the innovative ways technology is used in the district. Though the intended audience is the district’s instructional and non-instructional staff, students, and community members, others outside of the district will find much of the content informative. Previous posts–posts which go back to 2006–remain archived on the blog and can be browsed by category or searched by keyword.
An active member of the Google Apps for Education community, Krouskoff is a Google Certified Teacher/Administrator (San Antonio 2010), Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer, Google Innovator, and has led a team of 18 regional Google Educators with more than 50 collective certifications. Five of these team members are Google Education Trainers. He is also a CoSN Certified Educational Technology Leader (CETL).
Krouskoff began his career in education as an English teacher in 1988 and in 1997 he left the classroom to pursue a series of opportunities in technology and education. He served as Technology Director for the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns from 1999-2007, the Clarkstown Central School District from 2007-2014 and formed the Emerging Technologies service at LHRIC in early 2014. He is also a two-time recipient of the prestigious LHRIC Technology Director Pioneer Award (2009 and 2013).
At Clarkstown, Krouskoff led a core team of committed educators and initiated the district-wide move to Google Applications for Education, resulting in a transformation to online collaborations, increased student engagement, and the purposeful implementation of 21st century skills. He and his team of teachers worked closely with Google on many projects, including the CR48 pilot (which became Chromebooks), Google Classroom, Google Classroom Mobile and, soon after his departure, Google Expeditions.