Seattle Public Schools is pleased to welcome John Krull to serve as chief information officer. John joins SPS with a powerful technology, business and teaching foundation. He began as a teacher and has 13 years of classroom experience. John then moved to being an adjunct professor of education technology and then to Microsoft in systems engineering and enterprise data work. He then went on to increasingly challenging leadership roles including his most recent experience as chief technology officer for the Oakland Unified School District.
John has a vision and commitment for an “equitable, supportable, standardized and secure environment to improve teaching and learning.” His letter of application goes on to say “I implemented a blended and personal learning infrastructure for 87 urban schools improving overall student engagement. I invested in engineering to create an environment that is operationally sound and support the needs of students, teachers and staff with a resilient infrastructure and automated processes.”
John’s professional credentials include authoring and publishing numerous papers and presentations including “How Do You Measure Return on Investment of EDtech” and “Creating a Platform for Staff and Student Growth.” John earned a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Washington. In addition, he holds numerous technical and leadership certifications.
John will transition from his current position and join Seattle Public Schools in November. He will report to the deputy superintendent.