New Job: Osseo here I come

3 May 2008

Big news in my world this week. Starting on July 1st I will be changing school districts to become the Chief Technology Officer in the Osseo Area Schools. It’s a really exciting opportunity to work in a large metro district (22,000 students in 31 schools) with a great leadership team and a history of innovation with technology. Check out the TICT Initiative for an example of a successful teacher coaching model. (I blogged about TICT at the 2006 TIES Conference.)

One of my first tasks will be merging the existing Technology Management and Instructional Media & Technology departments into a new Technology Division. It’s going to be a wild ride!

16 responses to New Job: Osseo here I come

  1. Congratulations and all the best on your first task. If you accomplish that, you will have accomplished a lot!

  2. Wow – super cool.
    Congrats on the new job.
    Have a great run tomorrow.

    Are you going to run the TC marathon in October?


  3. I’m signed up for Grandma’s marathon on June 21 and Twin Cities on October 5. Are you going to run either of them, Mark?

  4. Congrats on the new job – and the extra time. Guess you’ll be twittering more 😉

  5. Hi Tim,

    Great news – congratulations. Have fun with that first task. It’s a doozey.

    And to think we can all say “we knew him when!”

    All the best and thanks for your technology leadership here in Minnesota.


  6. Congrats! You’ve got some great people working for/with you at Osseo! I hope you find a good fit there. I really love that place. 🙂

  7. Congrats on the new job Tim! Sounds like you’ll be right out of the gate into an interesting task, best of luck with it!

  8. Tim,
    Heard from the Osseo Science TOSA yesterday that this was a possibility.
    They are excited to have you!

  9. Darrell Olson 5 May 2008 at 10:02 pm


    Congratulations on your new job. We are excited to have you be a part of the TICT Initative. We are transforming teaching and learning in District 279.

  10. Hey, it looks like some Osseo folks have found me here. 🙂 I’m looking forward to joining you guys!

  11. Congratulations Tim. Osseo is lucky to get someone of your talent.

  12. Wow, that’s fantastic news! Congrats! Or perhaps I should be saying congrats to the district. They’re going to get the benefit of your creative/mad genius 🙂

  13. community member 6 May 2008 at 11:24 am

    Hi Tim,

    Congratulations! I hope you do well.

    There are quite a few people that have been cut due to budgets. Some of those people should not have been!! The experience level has been cut which will not be beneficial this summer. If you are going to merge two departments be careful to find out what is working and what isn’t with the current personnel that is left behind. I challenge you to take a long hard look at who is being cut and why and look at the experience that is being pushed aside.

    Good Luck with the transition of 6 school buildings. Hope is on our side. 🙂

  14. Tim

    Sorry I’m late to the reply on this one, but I just wanted to extend my heartfelt congratulations! I’m very happy for you (who deservedly got a great job) and for the entire Osseo district (who deservedly got a great CTO). Kudos!


  15. Osseo is very fortunate to get you! I hope you will still be available for doing road shows. Congratulations! I hope you will stay involved with MEMO Tech SID also.