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New Greenwich Educator Noted For Bringing Technology To The Classroom

Robert Hibson
Robert Hibson Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. — The new program coordinator of library media services for the Greenwich Public Schools is noted for his work to bring innovative practices, such as the use of mobile devices, to the classroom.

Robert L. Hibson joined the Greenwich schools last month after working as an Instructional Technology/Media Specialist at Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School in Old Lyme. He has 14 years of experience in his field.

"I am excited to begin working with the instructional staff and administrators in helping to realize the Vision of the Graduate for the children of Greenwich," he said.

Throughout his career in education, Hibson has worked to initiate a number of innovative practices, including introducing the use of mobile devices in the classroom.

“Mr. Hibson brings an extensive knowledge of current practice and research in the field of technology and library media programs," said Deputy Superintendent Ann Carabillo. "His expertise, combined with his passion to have an affirmative impact on teaching and learning with staff and student learners, will have a positive influence on our blended learning environment."

The Library Media Services Program Coordinator provides leadership in the development and implementation of the school library media program and coordinates the development of a technology-related curriculum.

Hibson began teaching in 2003 at the Metropolitan Business High School in New Haven as a computer teacher.

He has worked as a media specialist since 2004, first at New Beginnings Family Academy in Bridgeport (2004-2006) and then for North Branford Intermediate School in North Branford (2006-2011), where he also taught social studies.

In 2011, he became technology facilitator and computer teacher for Augusta Lewis Troup School in New Haven before assuming his role in 2012 as an instructional technology/media specialist with the Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School.

Hibson has initiated or partnered with colleagues to develop digital citizenship curriculum, and to develop and provide professional learning opportunities in instructional technology for staff.

He received a bachelor of science degree in consumer affairs with a minor in psychology from the University of Rhode Island in 1988, and a master of arts in educational technology from Fairfield University in 2005. He completed his administration certification coursework at Sacred Heart University in 2015.

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