For the past eight years, Jeff Bushman has taught at Pacelli Catholic High School while guiding the advancement of technology to support learning in the classroom. He has led the writing of the district’s technology plan, developed numerous professional development trainings, and implemented Pacelli’s teacher technology coach program. Through Bushman’s leadership and vision, Pacelli has continued to grow as a student-centered, technology-based school.
The district has worked directly with Skyward to develop its computer science curriculum. Last year, Bushman helped coordinate a site visit to Skyward’s corporate office where Pacelli students participated in a scrum team (programming) activity. As a result of that experience, the district implemented its first computer science-engineering course with 17 students currently enrolled. In the coming academic years, he will facilitate a hybrid AP computer science course to prepare students for post-secondary computer science fields.
Bushman has also supported Pacelli’s student response team, whose goal is to make sure every student receives the educational support they need. Through its use of Skyward, the district tracks students’ ongoing progress and is able to document and communicate interventions with various stakeholders involved in students’ paths to success.
Bushman has also worked on several committees geared toward increasing business relationships with the district. Through his relationship with a locally-based national insurance company, Sentry Insurance, he has led the continued support of Pacelli’s 1:1 technology initiative.
“Mr. Bushman is an incredible asset to our school system,” said Larry Theiss, principal at Pacelli Catholic High School. “He has given so much of his time and talent to the students of Pacelli Catholic Schools. Mr. Bushman has helped us to learn how to use Skyward and all our technology to provide the best learning environment possible. We are truly blessed to have him as an employee.” 

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