EDUGLOBALFORUM2008 › Tim Magner, Director, Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education, United States
Tim Magner is the Director for the Office of Educational Technology for the U.S. Department of Education. The Office of Educational Technology is responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of the Department's educational technology policies. The Office's main goal is to maximize technology's contribution to improving education through developing national educational technology policy and implementing that policy department-wide, to support the goals of NCLB.
Mr. Magner’s work experience includes serving as the Deputy Executive Director for the Council of Chief State School Officers, the Deputy Director for the Office of Educational Technology, the Executive Director K12 Education for the Microsoft Corporation and the Director of the Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF). He also served as the Director of Technology for the Framingham Public Schools in Framingham Massachusetts, and taught graduate courses in educational technology at Framingham State College and George Mason University. Mr. Magner began his career as a high school social studies and theater teacher at the middle and high school levels in the US and Europe. Mr. Magner received his bachelor of arts from the College of William & Mary and a Masters Degree in Education from Harvard University.