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Steve G.
Senior Manager, Learning Solutions Program Common Sense Education
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Steve Garton is Senior Manager for Common Sense Education. He is an expert in meaningful technology integration, particularly in large-scale initiatives. He supports districts with professional development planning, program monitoring, student assessment, and communication across stakeholder groups.

Prior to joining Common Sense, Steve was the Coordinator of Educational Technology for the Maine Department of Education. At the Maine Department of Education, he led the professional development programs for the Maine Learning Technology Initiative, the state’s 1:1 program that supported over 12,000 teachers and administrators. As a member of the department’s leadership team, he provided policy support and leadership.

Steve was co-chair of the Smarter Balanced Consortium Technology Approach Committee and led the initial technology readiness and assessment infrastructure work. Additionally he served as a member of the advisory council of the Maine School and Library Network, Maine’s statewide broadband network serving K-12 schools and public libraries.

Steve has served as a technology director at the county level (Trumbull County, Ohio) and a classroom teacher and technology coordinator of the Sharon City School District in Pennsylvania.

Steve holds a Bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Eastern Illinois University, a Bachelor’s in math education from Slippery Rock University and a Masters in educational technology from Youngstown State.

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Meet Our Ambassadors: Ginann Franklin
posted on December 15, 2016
We think our Common Sense Ambassadors are worth knowing. Here's the latest in a series of spotlights.
Meet Our Ambassadors: Eric Butash
posted on November 18, 2016
We think our Common Sense Ambassadors are worth knowing. Here's the first in a series of spotlights.
Thank You, Common Sense Ambassadors!
posted on August 29, 2016
It's been a great first year. Here's what happened.

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