Emmanuel Ajanma joined the Barre Unified Union School District in 2014 after more than ten years of working in different non-profit organizations. At BUUSD, he serves as the Director of Technology for all of the Barre public schools. He began as the Technology Integration Specialist at Central Vermont Career Center, training the staff and students on a variety of emerging technologies that enhance the teaching and learning. He collaborated with teachers in composing effective technology-infused content-based lessons. He also piloted the one to one with Chromebooks for all the programs. Before joining the BUUSD faculty, he has delivered many seminars and workshops for the principals and teachers of the Catholic schools in Vermont and has served in many administrative positions in various organizations, both in Nigeria and in the United States.
In addition to being a Google Certified Trainer, he holds a Master’s Degree (MA) in Educational Technology, and earned COSN’s Certified Educational Technology Leaders (CETL) certificate. He also holds a Master’s degree in Theology/Religion and Bachelors degree in Philosophy both awarded by Pontifical Urban University Rome, Italy.
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Marlboro College, Brattleboro, Vermont. (2015~2016)
Pontifical Urban University, Rome, Italy.
Attended it’s Affiliate: St Joseph Major Seminary, Nigeria (1999~2003)
Obtained Master Degree in Divinity
Pontifical Urban University, Rome, Italy.
Attended it’s Affiliate: St, Joseph Major Seminary, Nigeria (1995~1999)
Obtained Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy
Barre Supervisory Union, Barre, Vermont.
Director of Technology (2018~current)
Supervising a technology team of fifteen, recruiting, hiring, supporting, developing, and retaining effective and collaborative technology experts. Seeking, acquiring, and managing technology resources to support teaching and learning. Collaborating with the administration and other staff to develop short and long-term technology plans and budgets that ensure the continued successful use of technology throughout the district. Plan, develop and maintain data and communication systems to deliver actionable information for classroom and school improvement.
Central Vermont Career Center, Barre, Vermont.
Technology Integration Specialist (2014~2018)
Train staff members one-on-one and in groups on the use of a variety of classroom technology. Instruct students on Digital Citizenship and ensure responsible care and maintenance of technology devices. Routinely survey and assess the school’s technology needs. Train staff and students on the use of Google Apps for Education. Deploy new technology software and hardware for staff and students.
Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington, Burlington, Vermont.
Parish Administrator (2008~2014)
Directed religious education of K~10 grades and collaborated with teachers and parents in setting result oriented goals. Provided marriage counseling, regular visit to the sick and families, managed funds for charitable and missionary works and promoted social justice in the community. Assisted in planning and coordination of age appropriate programs for religious education of K~10 grades. Organized trainings for the teachers and provided general counseling for students regarding personal, academic, vocational or behavioral issues.
Catholic Diocese of Aba, Abia State, Nigeria.
University Chaplain (2004~2008)
Coordinates the pastoral ministries provided to students, faculty and administration of the various universities in Abia State, Nigeria. Promotes an awareness of ethical and social justice issues on campus and facilitates the development of opportunities for community service. Helps to create a spirit of community on campus, where people care for, collaborate with, and respect one another.
- Experience working with individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds
- Team player and collaborator
- Shows initiative, works well autonomously
- Effective trouble shooter
- Proficient in Microsoft and Google suites
I am fortunate to have met so many wonderful people in my life. Below are just a few professional and personal friends who have agreed to write letters of recommendation for me. Here are some excerpts from their letters.
“Emmanuel Ajanma is an amazing and an exceptional employee. It has been my great pleasure to work with Emmanuel for past two years. He accomplishes all assignments cheerfully and efficiently no matter what the task. He is a well-organized, conscientious, dependable and productive self-starter. He has a great interpersonal skills and uses them effectively every day”
Diane M. Stacy, Director of Technology, Barre Supervisory Union. View Diane’s letter
“During your first year…you have built a rapport with all of our faculty and staff, bringing a cheerful demeanor and service attitude wherever you go. You have worked successfully training instructors individually and in small groups. You have supported teachers in delivery of OSHA 10 training and trained a number of students in digital citizenship”
Scott Griggs, Assistant Director, Central Vermont Career Center. View Scott’s letter
“My wife and I have known Emmanuel Ajanma for over four years now…over the years we have seen Emmanuel’s ability to adapt to a whole new culture with relative ease and grace. This is no easy task to learn to adapt and work with people whose language and culture is different from your own…His knowledge, grace and presence are welcoming and calming…Emmanuel brings out the best in others”
David LaCroix, Vice President, Granite Industries of Vermont. View David’s letter
“The Google for Education team would like to take this opportunity to celebrate one of your educators; Emmanuel Ajanma, who recently passed the Google Certified Educator Level 2 Exam…enabling Emmanuel Ajanma to take the lead in learning how to best apply our tools in your classrooms”
Bram Bout, Director, Google for Education. View Bram’s letter