Tammy Rodolico, Technology Director
As Technology Director, Tammy Rodolico oversees a wide range of technology and services—from a Wi-Fi network and integrated equipment for the entire campus of Essex Technical High School and the District offices, to systems that provide parents and students access to assignments, grades, and class information, to the school’s website, and much more. The technology services staff ensures that each student’s iPad is operating and integrated with teachers’ desktops, digital projectors, and that all applications associated with learning, working, and communicating are operating. Also part of her responsibilities is strategic planning for online courses, staff training, and staff and student records.
She brings to her role a career of supporting students and faculty and expertise in instructional technology and related applications. Ms. Rodolico began her career in at North Shore Technical High School as a special education teacher 32 years ago, where she worked with students with moderate disabilities for more than 20 years. She initiated North Shore Tech’s instructional technology program, as the Instructional Technology Specialist. In that role, she introduced laptops and Smart Boards, as well as networked classroom-based technology to teachers across the curriculum. She was promoted to Technology Director in 2008, and continues in that position at Essex Technical High School. She introduced the one-to-one iPad program when Essex Tech opened in 2014 and in 2015. She directed the installation of Aspen as the school’s information management and communication system. Her staff maintains all hardware, network and desktop and peripherals, and her office provides opportunities for student interns from the Information Technology Systems career technical area.
In addition to her responsibilities at Essex Technical High School, Ms. Rodolico is a part-time faculty member at the Center for Technical Education at UMass Boston, teaching technology education courses to prospective vocational educators. She is also a part-time faculty member at Cambridge College, in the Masters of Education Program, where her courses include using technology across all curricular areas.
Ms. Rodolico holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education form Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, and a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology from Cambridge College. A talented web site developer, she has produced many web sites for profit and nonprofit organizations.
She is a member of the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators (MAVA), the Massachusetts Educational Technology Administrators Association (METAA), and Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCue).