Ralph Valenzisi

Ralph ValenzisiRalph Valenzisi
Assistant Superintendent, Digital Learning and Innovation

Ralph Valenzisi has been appointed assistant superintendent for digital learning and innovation. Valenzisi will be responsible for planning, organizing and providing direction to ensure the district remains a leader in digital learning. Working closely with the assistant superintendent of schools, Valezisi will lead the development of a long-term technology and digital learning plan, innovative instructional strategies, workforce development opportunities, and career and technical education. In this position, Valenzisi will oversee all information systems activities. His responsibilities also include developing partnerships with businesses and charitable foundations to generate support for district goals.

Valenzisi was appointed chief of digital learning and development for Norwalk Public Schools in 2013. His responsibilities included areas such as educational technology, library media services, section 504, oversight of foundational and philanthropic funding, creation and supervision of new programs, and creating partnerships to enhance the student-learning environment.

Prior to joining NPS, Valenzisi was vice president responsible for informational and instructional technology at GEMS Education and Global Partnership Schools for North and South America. His responsibilities with GEMS Education included educational technology, informational technology and the development of innovative instructional spaces. In addition to the responsibilities for GEMS education, Ralph also served as a consultant to charter schools and public-school systems offering services such as assessing and developing educational technology plans. His experience in K-12 educational and instructional technology has spanned over 15 years.

Previously, Valenzisi served as director of technology for Norwalk Public Schools, as an educational technology coordinator for New Haven Public Schools and as a classroom teacher for Stamford Public Schools. Valenzisi was also an educational technology consultant for Imperial Software in New York. While with Imperial Software, Ralph assisted with the lunch of what is now MyLearningPlan.com.

He is currently an adjunct faculty member at Fairfield University in the Educational Technology and School Library Media Program. Ralph is a member of Microsoft K12 Advisory Group, co-chair for Connecticut Educational Technology Leaders ( www.ctetl.org ) and on the advisory board for K12Digest https://www.k12digest.com).

Ralph’s degrees include a bachelor of arts from DePaul University, master of science from the University of Bridgeport, and Sixth-Year Diploma in Educational Administration from Southern Connecticut State University. He recently earned a certificate in educational finance from Georgetown University.