The City School District of New Rochelle has appointed Michael A. Tromblee as the new director of technology. The Board of Education approved Tromblee's appointment at last month’s meeting.
Tromblee previously served as the director of technology for the Pelham Union Free School District from 2011 to 2017. He will begin work in the New Rochelle school district on March 13. Prior to working at Pelham, Tromblee was a technology integration specialist for the Redwood Area School District in Redwood Falls, Minnesota. From 2005 through 2010, he was a social studies teacher for the Pelham school district.
Tromblee is also a decorated combat veteran of the U.S. Air Force. For his actions in Operation Joint Forge and Operation Joint Guard in Bosnia-Herzegovina, he was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal and the NATO Medal. He was also selected as Airman of the Year in 2000 for the 341st Support Group and the 341st Communications Squadron.
"His experience as a technology educator and his leadership qualities will be a great asset as we accelerate progress in the innovative and effective use of technology in instruction and operations," said Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne.
Tromblee holds an advanced graduate certificate in Educational Leadership from Stony Brook University, a master's in Instructional Technology from the New York Institute of Technology, a bachelor's in Education from Minnesota State University, and an associate's in Electronic Systems Technologies from the Community College of the Air Force.
In addition to his kindergarten-12 experience, Tromblee currently serves as an adjunct professor in the Education Leadership program at the New York Institute of Technology. He is in the process of becoming a COSN Certified Educational Technology Leader.
As director of technology, Tromblee will have oversight and responsibility for all instructional and administrative technology functions across the district. He will assist students and teachers in effectively integrating technology into their daily work, and will help administrators use data analysis to shape the teaching and learning environment.
"I am honored that the members of the Board of Education, Dr. Osborne and the administrative team have placed their trust in me to join them as we work to fulfill the mission of the district," said Tromblee. "I am excited to work with teachers, students, parents, support staff, community members, administrators and all stakeholders in creating an educational environment that supports powerful and purposeful teaching and learning."