Steven M. Baule is presently a superintendent in Northern Illinois. He has served as a superintendent for the past ten years. He was selected by eSchoolNews as one of the Tech Savvy Superintendents of 2009. Prior to that, he served as a high school principal and an assistant superintendent for information technology. He was also the executive director of the New Trier Township Technology Cooperative, which provides wide-area-networking, e-mail, and Internet services to New Trier and its six elementary sender districts.
Dr. Baule was also a middle school library media specialist and a classroom teacher. Dr. Baule has presented on technology-related topics to a wide range of educators and librarians in the United States, England, and Australia. Dr. Baule has also served as an adjunct faculty member in educational administration, instructional technology, and library and information science programs at a number of universities including Dominican University, Loyola University of Chicago, and Northern Illinois University.
He has published texts on Technology Planning for Teaching and Learning, Facilities Planning for School Library Media, and Technology Centers and Social Media for Schools and has conducted complete technology audits for a number of districts in the Midwest and southeast.
Dr. Baule holds doctorates in educational leadership and supervision from Loyola University of Chicago and in instructional technology from Northern Illinois University. He also holds a masters in library science from the University of Iowa and a bachelors in history from Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa.