Leonard Niebo

Len Niebo
Director of Information and Educational Technology, Toms River (NJ) Public Schools
Toms River, NJ
 
Len Niebo has been a part of education his entire career. Starting out as a GED and Social Studies teacher in Texas, he saw how technology could transform learning.
 
Len has been a school district technology leader for over 15 years from small to large public school districts and national charter school networks.
 
Len earned his masters in Educational Technology Management from Teachers College-Columbia University and his Bachelors Degree in History Education from Stockton College in NJ.
 
Len has presented internationally, nationally, and at state/local technology and leadership conferences including the keynote speech at the Alberta Canada Technology Leaders in Education Conference and multiple ISTE and CoSN events.
 
Topics of Len's presentations are as diverse as his background from effective classroom integration to virtual servers to cloud services migrations.
 
Titles include:
  • IT vs Ed Tech-It Does Not Have to be a Struggle
  • IT Staff Armageddon: How to Survive with a 50% staff reduction
  • Creating an Innovative IT Culture in your Schools
Len is currently the Director of IT at the Toms River (NJ) Regional Schools. Toms River Schools is the fourth largest school district in the state, with a student population of over 18,000 across 18 schools. Prior to this, Len was the Director of Technology at the SEED Foundation in Washington DC. SEED is a charter school network that includes the unique twist of a boarding school concept with 24 hour learning. SEED schools are currently in DC, Baltimorem and Miami.
 
Len's favorite phrase to his staff is: "if it's plugged in a wall - we take care of it!"