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Strader E. Blankenship

Vita

 

 

 

Professional Experience

Superintendent

Carroll County Public Schools

Hillsville, Virginia 

July 2012– Current

Assistant Superintendent

Carroll County Public Schools

Hillsville, Virginia 

June 2005– July 2012

Educational Administration Adjunct Faculty

Radford University

Radford, Virginia 

Fall 2009 – Current

Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations

Carroll County Public Schools

Hillsville, Virginia 

July 2002 – June 2005

Principal

Carroll County High School

Hillsville, Virginia 

July 2000 – July 2002

Assistant Principal

Carroll County High School

Hillsville, Virginia 

August 1997 – July 2000

Coordinator of Computer Services

Carroll County Public Schools

Hillsville, Virginia 

July 1990 - August 1997

 

Intermediate School Math Teacher

Hillsville Intermediate School

Hillsville, Virginia 

August 1988 - June 1990

Computer Information Systems College Instructor (adjunct)

New River Community College

Dublin, Virginia 

July 1985 - June 1988

Computer Information Systems College Instructor (adjunct)

Wytheville Community College

Wytheville, Virginia 

July 1988 - June 1990

Computer Science Teacher - Region III Governor’s Magnet School

Wytheville Community College

Wytheville, Virginia 

June 1989 and June 1990

Programmer/Analyst

Volvo GM Heavy Truck Corporation

Dublin, Virginia 

July 1985 - August 1988

Secondary Social Studies Teacher

Galax City Public Schools

Galax, Virginia 

August 1978 - August 1983

Elementary Social Studies Teacher

Wythe County Public Schools

Wytheville, Virginia 

July 1974 - August 1978

Miner

New Jersey Lead and Zinc

Austinville, VA

Summers 1970-1972

 

 

Education

Ed.D.  Educational Administration, May 1998

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, Virginia   24061

Dissertation Title:  Factors Related to Computer Use by Teachers in Classroom Instruction

School Leaders Program

M.A.  Educational Administration, August 1993

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, Virginia   24061

Danforth Fellow

B.S.  Computer Science, June 1985

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, Virginia   24061

B.A.  Social Studies Interdisciplinary, June 1974

Emory and Henry College

Emory, Virginia   24327

Diploma, Rural Retreat High School, June 1970

Rural Retreat High School

Rural Retreat, Virginia   24368

 

Additional Professional Activities

Teaching:

            Elementary School:     social studies

            Intermediate School:  math and computer science

            Secondary School:      government, U.S. History, geography, and civics

            Community College:  Introduction to Computers, Introduction to Business Software, BASIC,                                                                      JCL, Introduction to Microcomputer Software            

            College:                       Administrative Internship

  Administrative:

            Instruction

            Finance and Payroll

            Budget

            Transportation Services

            Maintenance Services

            Food Services

            Policy

Safety & Security:

           Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

           National Incident Management System (NIMS)Training

                        IS-100, IS-200, IS-300, IS-400, IS-700, IS-800


Professional Memberships 

            Southwest Virginia Education and Training Network – 1995-1997

                        Board of Directors – Secretary 1996

                        Internet Access Committee Chair

            Hillsville Infonet – 1995-1997

                        Chairman

            Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals – 2000-2002

            Association of School Business Officials – 2002-2005

            Southern Association of Business Officials – 2002-2005

            Virginia Association of Business Officials – 2002-2005

            National Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development – 2002-Current

            Virginia Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development – 2002-Current

            American Education Research Association – 1997-1998

                        Presented Dissertation – Spring Conference – Charleston, S.C.

            NEA, VEA, and CEA – 1988-2003

            Virginia Association of School Superintendents – 2012 – Current

            American Association of School Superintendents – 2012- Current

            Virginia School Boards Association – 2012 - Current


Community Activities

            Rooftop of Virginia (Community Action Program), Galax, VA

                        Board of Directors – 2005 - 2010

            Rotary Club of Hillsville

                        President-Elect – 2013

                        President - 2014

            Hillsville Town Council – 1990-1992

            Carroll Scholarship Foundation – Board of Directors

            Cooperative Centers for Exceptional Children – Committee for Control

            Crossroads Institute - Board of Directors

            Western Virginia Public Education Consortium – Executive Committee

            Southwest Virginia Public Education Consortium

            Virginia Tech School of Education  - Leadership Advisory Council


License

Collegiate Professional:

            social studies, mathematics, computer science, elementary school principal, middle school principal,             secondary school principal, supervision, superintendent

 

 

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