J. Bryan Phillips

Objective Statement

To provide visionary leadership and articulate that vision in all areas of technology.

Ability to lead a team to a common shared goal with a commitment to these values:

  • Exceptional communication.
  • Recruitment of strong individuals and leveraging their strengths that will push my perspective.
  • Continue staff professional development.
  • Strongest work ethic on team.
  • Budget as if every dollar was my own.
  • Build relationships and view each issue from every stakeholder’s perspective.

Career Specifics

Hoover City Schools Hoover, Alabama

Chief Technology Officer 2010- Present

Successfully lead a team of network administrators, database administrators, technology integrationists and technicians in support of the district’s technical and curricula initiatives.

  • Serve on the Superintendent’s Cabinet.
  • Plan and implement a one student to one device program. (www.hcseli.com)
  • Plan and Budget all technology purchases for the district.
  • Overall management of district network and technology team.
  • Achieved multi-million dollar cost savings in operations management through measurement, analysis, and process improvements.
  • Establish and maintain an adaptive technology infrastructure strategy.
  • Develop, evaluate and maintain policies and procedures, strategies and technology rights management systems.
  • Provide assistance to the schools through the development and implementation of technology education and learning technologies that meet system needs.
  • Establish and maintain highly secure technology environment.
  • Collaborate with the Alabama Department of Education and higher education, as appropriate to ensure that teachers, staff and school administrators are prepared to use technology.

Highlights of Achievements:

  • ISTE “Making It Happen” Award winner
  • Executive Vice-President ALET
  • Member of Google’s “Think- Tank”, Dell’s, Aruba’s and HMH’s Advisory Boards

Hoover City Schools Hoover, Alabama

Network Administrator 2006- 2010

  • Provided Server, Network, PC/Workstation administration and support for the 17 locations of Hoover City Schools.
  • Implemented new networking projects in response to district needs.
  • Investigated and proposed new policies, procedures and hardware relative to network systems.
  • Trained various personnel within the school system on hardware and software.
  • Maintained an awareness of current technological trends.

Hoover City Schools Hoover, Alabama

Instructional Technology Specialist 2004- 2006

Oak Grove High School Bessemer, Alabama

Sixth Grade Teacher/ Coach 1998-2004


University of Alabama in Birmingham

BS in Elementary Education 1998

Samford University

MS in Elementary Education 2003

University of Alabama in Birmingham

Post-Master’s Leadership Certificate Program 2015


CoSN CETL (Certified Education Technology Leader)

Alabama CTO Certification

Alabama Class A Teaching Certificate

Alabama Class B Teaching Certificate

Alabama Class A Leadership Certificate