William Waller, PhD
Technology Services Coordinator
Department of Information, Communication and Technology Services
Richmond City Schools
Educational Leadership Experience
I served as a high school math and science teacher in Richmond Public Schools for 7 years where I had the opportunity to introduce project based and discovery based learning across the basic science and math curriculum. Also, I served as a high school assistant principal in Chesterfield County Public Schools for 3 1/2 years which was rewarding for me not only in gaining administration and supervision experience, but in recognizing how important advocate leaders are in developing atmospheres for innovation. In this capacity, I was able to influence a change in attitude toward technology integration at the classroom level that afforded more relevant opportunities for students and teachers alike. Finally, I served 6 years as the Supervisor of Instructional Technology in Manassas City Public Schools where I was able to develop an instructional technology vision for the district. I am now 5 years in my current position, where I continue to be an advocate for and leader in cultivating a view of instructional technology that is not separated from core curricula.
Vision for VSTE
In the next 3 years, VSTE will continue its leadership role on the state level as well as the national level
(through alignment with ISTE and other partners), through its advocacy for and empowerment of
educators to enhance instruction through technology. VSTE’s current professional development
opportunities will grow exponentially through its virtual initiative and social networking. To these ends
VSTE’s focus will continue on leadership, but extend that role into developing a shared vision with
schools, businesses, communities, and variant educational entities. Technology has made the world a
small place in which to dwell; thus, we must set higher standards fused to these interests in order to vie
in the global environment.
I am a graduate of Patrick Henry High School which is part of Hanover County Public Schools. After graduation, I
attended the University of Virginia where I received a BA degree in Physics with a minor in Astronomy.
From there I attended Virginia Commonwealth University where I received a M.Ed. in Educational
Administration/Supervision and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with a focus on Educational
Technology. I currently hold a Post Graduate Professional Certificate (Virginia) with endorsements in
Physics and Mathematics and I am a certified SMART Trainer (Notebook 10 Software). In my spare time I
like to play basketball, participate in 5K races, play video games, and research new and innovative