Wayne Bridges, Ed.D.

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EXPERIENCE

2014 - Present

Senior End User Computing Solutions Engineer

AirWatch | VMware | Broadcom | Omnissa

Advised government entities, school districts, and higher education institutions on best practices for data center, multi-cloud, and endpoint solutions and provided expertise on the implementation of VMware technologies.

 

Through my work with public schools as a teacher, administrator and mobile technology professional, I am able to relate to specific use-cases in the K-12 and EDU verticals, so that I may act as a trusted advisor to those organizations wanting to do more with their mobile deployments, as well as to those who are just getting started.

 

SPECIALTIES: Remote Learning, Digital Workspace, Unified Endpoint Management, Mobile Learning, Education Management, Technology Integration

 

KEY OUTCOME: Consistently achieved at or above sales quota since 2014, supporting 4 enterprise sales reps in the SLED space. SE of the Quarter 7 times.

2011 - 2014

Mobile Learning Strategist

McAllen ISD | Edinburg CISD

Responsible for the strategic purchase and deployment, management, and integration into classrooms of over 6000 iPads and other mobile devices for a large school district in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Worked directly with network, instructional technology, and desktop support teams to identify and solve implementation problems and to meet current instructional needs.

 

Provided LMS and other professional development resources for faculty and staff to improve adoption of devices and increase the level of technology integration throughout the district.

 

SPECIALTIES: Remote Learning, Mobile Learning, Education Management, Technology Integration

 

KEY OUTCOME: Created and led one of the largest and earliest 1:1 iPad deployments in Texas.

Developed end-to-end ecosystem for classroom integration of technology devices for students, teachers, and administrators.

 
2006 - 2011

Teacher | Principal Intern

IDEA Public Schools | McAllen ISD | Region One Education Service Center

Campus leader for the integration of iPads and related technology into the middle school curriculum. Department chair for Technology Apps. AVID Coordinator. IB lead for elective.

 

Developed district curriculum for Technology Applications and Computer Science. Created mobile web tool allowing administrators to gather and analyze classroom observation data. Completed a principal internship focused on school building operations, maintenance, safety, and curriculum leadership.

 

SPECIALTIES: Remote Learning, Mobile Learning, Instructional Development

 

KEY OUTCOMES: Led a working group of 10 teachers to create a district-wide technology curriculum. Created district technology plan for e-Rate compliance and strategic planning.

Integrated mobile technology into the middle school curriculum at the first 1:1 district in Texas.

 
2001 - 2006

Instructional Technology Specialist

La Joya ISD

Led technical professional development sessions for teachers, administrators, and staff to ensure ongoing continued licensing standards were met. Observed educators during classroom instruction in order to create needs analysis used to inform district technology plan.

 

SPECIALTIES: Educational Technology · Instructional Design · E-Learning · Training

 

KEY OUTCOME: Ownership of district strategic technology plan.

1994 - 2001

Fairchild Semiconductor

Global Help Desk Manager

Led Global Help Desk Operations and Escalations teams and managed internal service level operational agreements for 16 worldwide help desks. Developed training curriculum for geo-specific help desks and for escalations team. Managed a team of 12 escalation engineers in day-to-day functions of tier 3 help desk.

 

SPECIALTIES: Training & Development · Technical Enablement

 

KEY OUTCOME:
Managed a team in support of a global strategic outcome.

1990 - 1994

Information Warfare Specialist

United States Navy

Global Command and Control System Common Operation Picture/Maritime: Performed Joint Services and Navy-specific applications and processes. Managed C4I information: database management functions, communications equipment, and FOTC functions.

 

SPECIALTIES: Training & Development · Technical Enablement

 

Education

2024

Doctor of Education, Curriculum and Instruction

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Curriculum and Instruction at UTRGV prepares educational leaders and practitioner-scholars with expertise to design and lead P-16 programs and initiatives in school districts, institutions of higher education and other educational organizations throughout Texas and nationwide. Additionally, our program provides a highly qualified pool of teacher educators, instructional designers and curriculum developers dedicated to student success for institutions of higher education throughout Texas and the nation.

 

Activities and Societies: Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society

 

Successfully Defended Dissertation: Uncovering Insights on Remote Learning through a Critical Discourse Analysis of Tweets at the Start of the Pandemic in the United States

2011

Master of Education | Education Administration

Lamar University

This curriculum is comprised of research-based content that prepares the student to build learning communities that foster continuous improvement for students from all backgrounds. Built around courses on technology usage, student discipline, fiscal management and developing partnerships with stakeholders, the student gains an understanding of how to manage the complexities faced by today’s educators and school districts. The program prepares learners to take on roles such as principal, assistant principal, or other administrative posts.

 

Activities and Societies: Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society

 

Successfully Defended Thesis: Building a Successful 1:1 Mobile Device Program in a Secondary School in the RioGrande Valley

2006

Bachelor of Science | Information Systems

Excelsior University

Accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, the online program develops expertise in subjects including software and development, computer systems, database management, network communication, cybersecurity, system administration, human-computer interaction, and project management. Technical concentrations in Cybersecurity and Distributed Computing.

 

Graduated Suma cum laude

 

Successfully Completed Capstone Project: The Google Operating System – Distributed Computing Paradigm

Skills

85%

JavaScript

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Python

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Figma

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WordPress

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React

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Adobe XD

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Awards

14 May 2020

Bluebase

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26 June 2018

Demble

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