Brian Seymour

Brian is the Director of Instructional Technology for Pickerington Local School District in Ohio. Brian is currently leading Pickerington Schools through 1:1 process, which is currently the largest school district in Ohio to go completely 1:1. Brian is also leading the district through a change in pedagogy to adopt a brand of blended learned they have termed “Tradigital Learning.” Brian is the 2017 ITIPOhio Outstanding Tech Admin of the Year. Brian was also named Ohio’s Making It Happen Award for 2017. Brian was named in 2018 one of the finals for the national Edtech School Leaders by EdTech Digest. Brian was named one of the Connected Educators of 2014 by Battelle for Kids. Brian was a member of the White House’s CSforAll steering committee.

Under Brian’s leadership, Pickerington Schools was awarded the coveted Distinguished District award (2018) from ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education). Additionally, Pickerington Schools have been named a Distinguished District by The Center for Digital Education (2017), The Learning Counsel (2017), National School Boards Association (2018), WOSU Classroom (2018) and District Administrator Magazine (2017). Through Brian leadership of creating the PLSD technology plan, Pickerington School’s technology plan named a model school district for the Future Ready program and for Ohio’s Future Ready initiative.

Brian has also been served as one of the ISTE Community Champions in assisting schools to integrate more tech into the classroom and will be a part of the ISTE leadership teams for Technology Coordinators PLN, Learning Spaces PLN and Computer Science PLN. Additionally, Brian is currently serving as the Chair for the WOSU EdTech Steering and Advisory Council. Brian was selected in 2017-2018 as one of the OhioASCD Emerging Leaders.

Brian has an undergraduate degree in Biology and Comprehensive Science Education from Bowling Green State University, a Master’s Degree in Geosciences from Mississippi State, another Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Ashland University and a Superintendent License from The Ohio State University. Brian Seymour is a 1997 graduate of Pickerington High School.

Education

• Superintendent Licensure Program
The Ohio State University (2016)

• Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration
Ashland University (2015)

• Master's Degree in Geoscience
Mississippi State University (2008)

• Bachelor's Degree in Comprehensive Science Education with Minors in Historical and Physical Geology, Astronomy and General Sciences (2001)

Additional Information

Awards:
• ISTE Distinguished District Award (2018)
• WOSU Distinguished District of the Year (2018)
• EdTech Digest School Leader of the Year Finalist (2018)
• Center for Digital Education Digital Schools Top 10 (2018)
• Schools of TechXcellence - HP & DA MAagazine
• ITIP Ohio’s Outstanding Technology Using Administrator (2017)
• ISTE Making It Happen Award (2017)
• District of Distinction - District Administration Magazine (2017)
• Digital Content and Curriculum Achievement Award - Center for Digital Education (2017)
• Digital Curriculum Strategy Award - The Learning Counsel (2017)
• Future Ready Dashboard Completion Award (2015)
• Connected Educator – Battelle For Kids (2015)
• International Society for Technology in Education (ITSE) Personal Learning Network Awards - Computing Teachers Network Excellence Award - Honorable Mention (2017)